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Tips on Working From Home With Kids

Basic pointers on how to juggle working from home while parenting your children. Flexibility is key. Most people started working from home with kids during the pandemic and set up a home office of some sort. I’ve worked from home for many years, and most of the time it’s been with kids at home. If you’re in self-isolation, here are my tips on how to navigate working from home. 1. Create ...

By |2022-03-02T16:43:38+10:00March 3rd, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Identity Crisis

I finally got it all together. Then I forgot where I put it. In my life BC (before children), I had a career based around my impeccable attention to detail. Writing, proofing, editing. Nothing gave me greater pleasure than spotting a typo at 50 paces. I don’t know whether it’s the sleep deprivation, the perpetual noise or the multitude of extra tasks demanding my attention these days but lately… and I’m ...

By |2022-03-01T10:04:18+10:00March 1st, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Cry for Help

Parenting is a wonderful but also very difficult enterprise. Make sure to take time out for yourself to rest and recuperate from the constant demands. Also, don't be afraid to seek professional support. Ask for help when you need it -- this will help you and your family flourish. Being a mum is the best job in the world! Nurturing and growing our precious offspring, watching with pride and humility as ...

By |2022-02-22T06:24:23+10:00February 22nd, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Expanding Your Capacity

When you are juggling family and work responsibilities at full capacity, is there still room for giving back to your community? Once a month, on a Sunday afternoon, we head out to our ‘connect group’ as part of our church. Connect Group is a group of families that meet together to hang out, talk about life, pray for each other and be a support to each other during a busy season ...

By |2022-02-17T09:34:17+10:00February 17th, 2022|FAITH, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Finding Option 3

Even when you are overwhelmed by unforeseen messes, it is possible to choose to laugh at the situation and carry on. It always happens when you’re at your most tired and looking after the kids by yourself. One or multiple children engage in a maddening act that would be enough to make a grown man cry. This happened to me yesterday. It was the end of a very busy patch with ...

By |2022-02-14T21:42:52+10:00February 15th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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12 Reasons Why Being a Bad Mum Makes Me a Good Mum

On the weekend I headed to see the movie Bad Moms with a group of school mums whom I just love hanging out with and getting to know. Let’s be honest, there was bad language and themes that were definitely for adult eyes only. But the movie pointed out something that all of us mums need to know -- we don’t really have it all together, no matter what type of ...

By |2022-02-10T07:33:07+10:00February 9th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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How Your Child Views the News

If you’re struggling to cope with the graphic details and images you’re exposed to in the media (cyclones, acts of terrorism and violence), imagine what must be going through the minds of your children. Children contend with these images according to their age and development. Little ones will often mix what is real with make-believe, so they aren’t really aware of the “disaster”, but they can see that people are upset ...

By |2022-02-08T09:15:57+10:00February 8th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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40 Ways Your House Will Change Once You Have Kids

Be prepared for the absolute mess which your children can make while growing up. At the same time, they will fill your home with joy. Kids. They are amazing creatures whom you love to the moon and back, but they can frustrate the heck out of you. And none of this frustration is EVER put as a warning in the parenting books. What To Expect When You’re Expecting and Knocked Up ...

By |2022-01-30T18:47:04+10:00February 2nd, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Six Things You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Kids When in The Pool

Taking the kids anywhere is always an adventure -- a swim in the pool can give rise to a whole other level of memorable moments! Heading to the pool with three kids in tow is no relaxing feat. Gone are the days of taking a book to the pool and lazing back on the lounge for some uninterrupted reading time. It’s a lot different these days. In fact, at times it’s ...

By |2022-01-22T14:17:34+10:00January 26th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, HUMOUR, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Keep Your Kids SunSmart All Year Round

To prevent sunburn now and skin cancer later in life, make sure your children abide by the easy steps to be SunSmart. Sandwich? Check. Water bottle? Check. A hat, sunscreen, sunglasses -- to help your kids stay SunSmart? They should definitely be instant ‘checks’ when packing the schoolbag daily! Here in Queensland, we have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. High levels of sun exposure in childhood increase ...

By |2022-01-22T14:07:33+10:00January 24th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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