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3 Things You Get from a Father

Albert Einstein said, “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” Einstein must have been writing about Larry Stockstill. The words on Larry’s weekly blog are certainly wise and get straight to the point. “My goal is to impart timeless truths that will enhance your value as a leader and keep you there your entire life journey.  If you have observed influential leaders who ...

By |2021-10-23T15:23:13+10:00October 23rd, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Tears in the Kindy Kitchen

I remember the conversation I had with my mum friends 3 years ago as if it was yesterday. Esther was 22 months old and every fortnight I headed to a friend’s house where a group of mums caught up with each other. I was sitting at the outside table, momentarily lost in thought, when I immediately caught onto the conversation with the mums talking about placing their child’s name down for ...

By |2021-10-20T18:09:58+10:00October 21st, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Tips for Transitioning Your Toddler to a Big Bed

Here are some tips from an experienced mother on how you can succeed in transitioning your toddler from a cot to a bed. This post has been written in collaboration with Sleepmaker This year, Phoebe will be out of a cot and into a bed and I’m not sure how I feel about it because, being my last baby, this will mean this is the last time the cot will be ...

By |2021-10-13T09:37:03+10:00October 14th, 2021|Babies, Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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Anybody Can Be a Father, It Takes a Special Person To Be a Dad

In the Beginning My story really starts off no different than many of yours. I was born and raised in a small town in a two-parent household, the oldest of five children. I was surrounded by family, friends, and support my entire life. None of my friends were from divorced or separated families. None of my friends had a parent who died. I had no experience with these traumas and never ...

By |2021-10-12T16:04:13+10:00October 12th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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We Just Want to Belong: Friendship

Although we all pursue it in different ways, friendship is a natural part of human life. It is critical that parents pray for their children to gain quality lifelong friends. When it comes to friendships I tend to be a drifter. I don’t actually have a best friend. My best friend is Jacob. I do have close relationships with friends that if there was ever a family emergency or a Birthday ...

By |2021-10-06T09:43:01+10:00October 7th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Perpetual Discontent: A Guide to Unlocking the Prison

When extreme perfectionism becomes embroiled in a family context, it invariably leads to deep discontent. This is part 1 in a series on perfectionism and how to find peace in the midst of it. When you get right down to it, most perfectionists are searching for peace. Basically, we want to be able to look around at the world we’ve created and proclaim, like our Creator, “Everything is very good” and so ...

By |2021-10-04T06:11:36+10:00October 5th, 2021|Babies, Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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The One Question Your Daughter Needs You To Answer

Did you know that you can mess up most things about being a dad to your daughter and yet still raise a successful young woman? You just need to answer one question for her. In this post, Guy explains what that is and how you can answer it. Being a dad can be complicated.  Anyone who is a dad knows this well. I remember well the months and even years leading ...

By |2021-10-04T05:44:29+10:00October 4th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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How to Be a Better Dad

Orlando Battista said, “The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.” Orlando Battista is right. Our children don’t want things, they want us.  The team at our friends at the Fathering Centre in Kansas City USA had this to say in an article titled, “Kids Say THIS Is the Best Way to Be a Better Dad”. “As is often the case, ...

By |2021-10-01T22:47:41+10:00October 2nd, 2021|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Don’t Turn Blessings Into Curses

Have you ever dreamed a dream, had all the steps fall into place and suddenly you’re living your dream and it’s nothing like how you imagined it? Welcome to parenthood We dream of the baby but have no idea how that little person will change the rest of our lives. We then have that baby who turns our dream of becoming a mum into a frumpy, financially stretched, sleep-deprived banshee who just ...

By |2021-09-29T06:10:37+10:00September 30th, 2021|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Mothering Myths: Perfectionism

"Perfectionism" – what an indecent word! One that plagues mothers with a gamut of feelings.  Mothering Myths I thought of a few “Mothering Myths” that make us believe this word to the point of never feeling good enough: A mother is responsible for her children’s happiness. A mother is responsible for motivating her child to change. A mother neglects herself to always be there for her children. A mother is always patient. A mother ...

By |2021-09-27T18:14:16+10:00September 28th, 2021|Babies, Children, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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