There are many and varied positive and negative effects of social media on society, connectedness, social competence, safety, the list goes on. However, group chats in Facebook messenger have, for me, undoubtedly improved all of the above. One group in particular, involving me and three of my most valued friends, is one of my greatest... Continue Reading →
Break the Tension
Late afternoon and into the evening is a pretty high energy time of day in our house. Afternoon tea is quite the undertaking, dinner needs to be prepared and eaten, children need to be bathed, homework needs to be completed, kids need to be taken to training, and we parents also play sport through the week. It’s a bit of a juggling act, and staying calm is not... Continue Reading →
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 →
Their futures are as bright as the colours they choose.
Scrolling through my feed this morning my hope was knocked down a little as I swiped up past numerous shockingly ignorant posts. Some calling to cease our refugee program because of its link to terror attacks by extremist muslims, some expressing outrage over gender neutral public toilets or school uniforms, some slamming anyone in support... Continue Reading →
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 →