Baby Brain

They say baby brain is a real thing. Is toddler brain, or teenage brain a thing? I’m pretty sure I’ve had baby brain for over 15 years, it’s been that long since I first ever fell pregnant. It’s been so long that I am questioning if there is actually something more serious going on! In the beginning I... Continue Reading →

Connor McCabe: Empathy and Gratitude

Stories that tug on our heart strings are not infrequent in our social media feeds. Stories that involve sick or suffering children, when I am fortunate enough to have the luxury of four healthy sons, really hit home with me. The closer to home they are, the stronger my empathy: Local families, families who fall... Continue Reading →

ADEA – Toddler Management Tips

Recently it was brought to my attention that very young children cannot differentiate between when someone labels their behaviour and when someone labels their person. It sounds so simple, I can’t believe I hadn’t realised that before. Having this information brought to my attention led me to reflect, as I do, and I remembered a... Continue Reading →

Empathy.

Life is exhausting. Life as a parent is next level. It doesn’t matter which version of the parenting role you play. Arriving home after a long day at work, you just want to sit down and switch off, but instead you’re faced with the kids during witching hour. That’s exhausting. Educating, playing with, and caring... Continue Reading →

#@$*

My sisters and I were brought up in a household that not only encouraged, but demanded respectful language. We weren’t allowed to say shut up, bloody, bugger, or crap. One aunty didn’t even let us say fart or bum. Your typical four letter swear words were definitely off limits. This wasn’t just a rule for... Continue Reading →

We are not all equal

We are all born free and equal. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.  The lines above are the first of the children’s book ‘We are all Born Free – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in... Continue Reading →

Untitled

To the people who watch me from a far, I don't know what you think of me. I assume I come across as a confident, together kind of person. Opinionated and sure of myself.  A person who doesn't struggle with life. Hopefully I also come across as a compassionate and devoted person.For the most part... Continue Reading →

SETTLE FOR HAPPINESS

I am amazed by the amount of people who, if my intuition is correct, sell themselves short and settle. Settle for less than they deserve. Settle for less than fulfilled. Settle for less than happy. People don’t seem to value happiness. Or perhaps they don’t realise that happiness is a real thing that people actually... Continue Reading →

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