Annette Spurr

About Annette Spurr

Annette Spurr runs her own business at Blue Box Media and is also the Managing Editor at Mum Daily. As a wife and mother Annette has discovered the power of gratitude journalling.
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How to Fight Fair

‘Shhhh… not in front of the kids!’ We’ve all been there: In the car with a captive audience… or at the dinner table. An argument erupts and the question is: do you save it for later? Or just let it all out in front of the kids? Studies conducted at the University of Rochester, NY, found that it’s okay for your kids to see you argue, as long you work it ...

By |2022-11-24T11:43:30+10:00November 28th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Skip Something This Morning?

'Fess up -- did you skip breakfast this morning? If so (whether it was a pure mistake and your cereal’s still sitting on your bench going soggy, or you make a point of skipping what’s been hailed the most important meal of the day), you’re not alone. More than half of all Aussie adults and one in seven Aussie kids start their day without cereal, toast, yoghurt, fruit or a smoothie ...

By |2022-11-22T10:39:54+10:00November 21st, 2022|MENS HEALTH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Organic Parenting

Have you heard of snowplough or lawnmower parents? They’re the ones who push all the obstacles out of the way of their children. Isn’t that a good thing? We don’t want our children to endure unnecessary hardship. We want the best for our kids -- and we want to help them get it. Building Resilience I once heard a radio guest describe how organic vegetables are more nutrient-dense than commercially grown ...

By |2022-11-14T18:03:49+10:00November 14th, 2022|Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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What Pixar Taught Me About Dreams

We all have dreams: to start a business… volunteer in a third-world country… write a book… Dreams are important. And then God answered: Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. – Habakkuk 2:2 (The Message) I’ve recently learnt a valuable lesson -- to not get too attached to my dreams. Let me tell you my story… ...

By |2022-11-08T18:45:06+10:00November 8th, 2022|FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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How to Raise Generous Kids

If I wasn’t there when she said it, I wouldn’t have believed it. When my boss asked his 7-year-old daughter what she’d like for her birthday, she said she didn’t want any gifts. Could everyone make a donation to the Leukaemia Foundation instead? Excuse me? After a lengthy conversation, she convinced her parents to have a ‘gift-free’ birthday party and instead, set up an online donation form with the Leukaemia Foundation. ...

By |2022-10-31T10:51:36+10:00October 31st, 2022|Children, FAITH, MOTHERS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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Why It’s Okay For Your Child to Fail

Focus on Effort, Not Outcome Do you get excited when your children get everything right? Or do you get excited when your children make mistakes and feel like what they’re doing is hard? Studies show that when we praise or reward kids for being brilliant, they get caught up in ‘proving’ how good they are. And this leads to them avoiding things they could fail at -- because failure might mean ...

By |2022-10-25T17:22:39+10:00October 25th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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3 Things That Determine Your Family’s Culture

The culture of your family will be based on 3 things: What you allow What you don’t allow What you demonstrate/how you live your life I know what you’re thinking: that is way too simple, and way too obvious. Yes! Just the way I like things. At least when things are simple, I can pretend to understand most of them. Although these 3 elements are simple and seem obvious, the number ...

By |2022-10-18T17:50:13+10:00October 18th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments

Discover Your Child’s Strengths

Some of the most fascinating research being done right now to help kids be positive and resilient deals with the idea of strengths. Do you know what your children’s strengths are? Can you name them? Take a minute and think about that. Do you ever talk with your children about their strengths? A practical manual for creating a connected family, What Your Child Needs From You delivers concrete strategies to ...

By |2022-10-11T09:09:48+10:00October 11th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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5 Scientifically Proven Reasons to Get Outside

A recent visit to our local park turned into a day of exploring a previously undiscovered (by us) bush track along the river, complete with swimming holes, waterfalls and a ‘wibbly wobbly’ bridge. Once we started meandering, just couldn’t stop! We soon had to leave the pram wedged between bushes for this little ‘off-road’ adventure, as our curiosity kept driving us forward, the kids wildly excited at every turn. Rope swings ...

By |2022-10-03T13:02:15+10:00October 4th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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Who Determines Your Culture?

Ahhh… reminiscing. Remember when your first child was born, and you held that precious bundle of possibility? Remember the emotions that welled up inside, the pride and joy of this beautiful new life? The thoughts that passed through your mind that you really weren’t sure what to do, because this brand new baby was completely reliant upon you. But at the same time, the dreams you had for him/her you were ...

By |2022-09-26T11:06:55+10:00September 27th, 2022|FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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