• family culture

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
  • The Adam Project

The Adam Project: Time Travelling to Dad

From Frankenstein to Star Wars, science fiction is always so much more poignant and relatable when the story tackles issues surrounding family, identity and morality. Netflix’s recent release, The Adam Project (2022), blends these elements with swashbuckling fight scenes and the wondrous concept of time travel to produce a (mostly) family-friendly film that is a paean to fatherhood, love and self-sacrifice. Fighting for Love Fighter pilot Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds, ...

By |2022-09-21T07:38:57+10:00September 20th, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • mum

My Children Have Two Mums

One twin wakes up from his afternoon nap and is inconsolable. He doesn’t want his bottle or pillow pet. A cuddle does nothing. As I work through all the possibilities, I keep my cool, constantly just trying to find a way to help my son through this moment. Things eventually settle and all is well. Volteface Two hours later, the same twin pauses to pick up a rock when I’m in ...

By |2022-09-03T09:36:39+10:00September 6th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • honesty

The Unsurprise

‘Shhhhh,’ I whispered. ‘Don’t spoil the surprise.’ ‘Okay.’ He whispered back, conspiratorially, as we tucked hubby’s Father’s Day present away in the storage room. ‘Remember, it’s our secret, okay? Don’t spoil the surprise.’ I continued, shutting the door. Only to hear his excited footsteps on the stairs before I’d even had time to turn around! Letting Loose ‘Don’t spoil the surprise, Daddy!’ he called out, running as fast as his little ...

By |2022-08-30T09:25:18+10:00August 30th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • choices


I was driving to a playdate with the two-year-old twins in the car, having just dropped off my four-year-old at kindy, when ka-klunk! Something was wrong with the back passenger-side wheel. I knew it was looking dodgy beforehand, so suspected it had gone flat. But I wasn’t really sure. After a quick, illogical thought process, my decision was to slow down my pace and carefully drive 2km to my local service ...

By |2022-08-25T21:59:44+10:00August 23rd, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments

Victory for Mothers and Fathers

Believe it or not, any victory for mothers is also a victory for fathers, and ultimately for children. Sall Dover, a new young mother, after protesting on Twitter about the forced use of the Orwellian phrase "birthing parent", has scored a victory for motherhood. It takes a man and a woman to create a child, and a mother and a father to raise a child. All the social science research shows ...

By |2022-07-22T21:32:26+10:00July 22nd, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|1 Comment
  • best me

The Best Me I Can Be

All right, all right… I admit it… I’m a perfectionist. I take pride in a job well done. I’m a mum, I’m a wife, I’m a worker, a house cleaner, a seamstress, a medic, a teacher -- the list is a mile long. And somewhere in amongst all of these roles, I need to find the one that magically helps me to find balance… and then I need to excel at ...

By |2022-07-12T06:48:17+10:00July 13th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • mum

Top 5 Things I’ve Learnt Since Becoming a Mum

Being a mum can be a challenging role, but we parents have been entrusted with the vital task of raising the next generation, and it is totally worth it. Here are 5 life lessons about parenting and family life. 1. Tomorrow is a New Day! Cue little red-haired, ringlet-topped Annie singing, “The sun’ll come out tomorrow… so ya gotta hang on tïll tomorrow… I love ya Tomorrow! You’re always a day ...

By |2022-06-27T08:29:28+10:00June 28th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • bad day

One of Those Days

It started with an alarm I forgot to set the night before. That meant I was awoken unceremoniously by my little boy precisely half an hour late. Of course, this was the day I had a 9 am deadline and an 8.45 am start at playgroup (where I help set up). Flinging clothes in the general direction of two wriggling bodies, I managed to get the boys dressed between ‘computer stops,’ ...

By |2022-06-20T10:51:14+10:00June 21st, 2022|Children, FAITH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • happiness

My Unlikely Journey Toward Happiness

During the first year of my daughter’s life, I found motherhood quite difficult. I felt swamped by my new role, and somewhere along the way, I lost myself. I felt I had been transformed into a breastfeeding, nappy-changing, baby-burping robot. I had put on about 30 kilos while pregnant and although I lost 15 kilos in the first 8 months post-birth, the other 15 didn’t look like it was ever going ...

By |2022-06-13T20:36:07+10:00June 14th, 2022|Babies, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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