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Teaching Gratitude

Gratitude is one way to ensure that life is always experienced in the positive. It’s a choice that takes practice and as such, is a skill that can be taught. I believe that learning the basics of good old-fashioned “please” and “thank you” is the foundation for learning gratitude. When you have to say thank you for everything, you teach yourself to be grateful for everything. Early Days So, we start ...

By |2022-05-31T06:18:45+10:00May 31st, 2022|Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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The Gift of Gratitude

Modelling gratitude to your children helps them form the habit of being thankful and displaying appreciation to those around them. I am sure you have all witnessed your own child or someone else’s at Christmas, receiving so many gifts that they are not even excited or thankful by the end of the paper-ripping and gift-opening frenzy! Babies are not born grateful and toddlers are fully self-obsessed, so the art of gratefulness ...

By |2022-05-24T07:51:26+10:00May 24th, 2022|Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Fit Mum, Healthy Mind

When you’re feeling low, exercise is often far from your imagination. But, if you can get yourself started -- maybe ask a friend, family member or your partner to join you, the benefits are amazing! Like: You’ll feel better about yourself. Meeting small goals along the way and watching your body become strong will surely give your self-confidence a terrific boost; Doing exercise can take your mind off the issues that ...

By |2022-05-18T07:20:59+10:00May 18th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Making Peace with My Post-Birth Body

Getting used to your post-birth body can be challenging -- here is a video to see it in a whole new perspective, appreciating its true beauty. I would never have called myself ‘skinny,’ even before kids. But my new ‘post-baby’ body has taken some getting used to. I think a lot of women struggle to accept what they see in the mirror after becoming a mum. Some things have changed… possibly ...

By |2022-05-10T11:27:53+10:00May 10th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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The Incredible Importance of Mothers

Happy Mother’s Day! James E Faust said, “The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” Film star Leonardo DiCaprio said, “My mother is a walking miracle.” Did you know the word "mother" is the most beautiful word in the English language? A British Council survey of 40,000 people in 102 non-English-speaking countries has put the word at the top of a 70-strong list. Last year ...

By |2022-05-07T10:19:01+10:00May 7th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Video: A New Perspective For Mums

A lovely video to share as we celebrate mums this Mother's Day weekend. Any mother will tell you that being a mum is a full-time job. And sometimes, the job can really test you. Some feel as though they have no patience left, or that they’re somehow failing as a parent. But what’s the other side of the story? https://vimeo.com/66058153 Originally published at SmartLoving.

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TV – The New Education Hero?

Is television dumbing down our children, or improving their knowledge and manners? It depends on how you utilise the medium. (I know I’ll sound like my Nana when I use this opening line) When I was a little girl (see, told you!), I was only allowed to watch TV on weekends and during school holidays. This was excruciating for me, because every morning before school, all my friends would be talking ...

By |2022-05-03T11:08:50+10:00May 3rd, 2022|Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Making It Through Postnatal Depression

Aussie mum Fiona lives in Switzerland with her hubby and beautiful 15-month-old girl. This Q&A reveals her struggle with postnatal depression and what helped her get through it: What do you love most about being a mum? Being my own boss -- no rules to follow except my own Cuddles Dressing my child in adorable outfits What do you find most difficult? I find childcare and housework incredibly boring. This used ...

By |2022-04-26T08:59:11+10:00April 26th, 2022|Babies, FAITH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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A Different Type of Normal

Life as a parent can get terribly busy and overwhelming, but taking a pause to re-focus can help you attend to your responsibilities in a more peaceful and joyful frame of mind. Your "normal" doesn't have to be frantic. Sometimes it takes a weekend away to give you a new perspective. As you know, I have been struggling to give the best of myself in all the roles I play. And ...

By |2022-04-21T10:42:19+10:00April 21st, 2022|FAITH, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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A Night at the Drive-in

Watching movies at the drive-in is a great family-friendly endeavour! Even those with babies can have fun and a nice break at the drive-in. While I was at my niece’s first birthday party, I was chatting with a friend who randomly asked the question, "Do you ever go to the drive-in?" At that moment, I had a flashback to the one and only time that I had, as a 10-year-old -- ...

By |2022-04-19T11:14:12+10:00April 19th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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