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Parenting: Too Many Chiefs, Not Enough Villages

Parenting can be so all-consuming that we end up disconnected from other parents who need our support and who can support us. We end up becoming a band of lonesome chiefs with no communal village. How can mothers connect and support one another more during these vital years? Do you have a village to help you raise your family? I've noticed a trend with many mums (myself included) that there are ...

By |2021-12-08T14:28:08+10:00December 8th, 2021|MOTHERS|0 Comments

You Won’t Believe What Love and Nurture Does to Your Child’s Brain

Some parents worry that too much nurture can make children co-dependent. But the risk of too little is worse. You won't believe what love and nurture does to your child's brain. "I wish I hadn't cuddled my babies so much," said no mother, ever! It's probably one piece of parenting advice I'm glad I didn't take. Amongst the dozens and dozens of parenting books I read, some parenting 'experts' claimed that ...

By |2021-11-18T16:33:55+10:00November 22nd, 2021|Babies, Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Anger is Your Enemy, Not Your Friend

Anger feels right in the moment, but no child wants an angry parent. Below is some great advice on how to deal with your anger to become more effective and loving as you raise your kids. To be honest, I still struggle with anger sometimes, especially when I’m tired. Every time I think I’m making progress, I find myself yelling again. I’ll even stamp the occasional foot and wonder to myself ...

By |2021-10-26T15:27:18+10:00October 27th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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Schooling From Home is Not Homeschooling

Schooling from home may look like homeschooling, but the similarities are only superficial. At a fundamental level, the two are drastically different. Criticising current trends can be like walking into a minefield without a map. One size doesn’t fit all. Despite the assertions of blanket “equality” and blurred distinctions, some distinctions do matter. Everyone is of equal value, but not everyone, nor everything is equal.  For instance, beliefs may align with facts, ...

By |2021-10-06T09:21:28+10:00October 7th, 2021|Dads, HOMESCHOOLING|1 Comment
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Making the Connection: Communication is Easy With These 3 Tips

We recently analysed the feedback from 400 participants in our online marriage preparation course. The results to the question, “On which of the following areas would you like more formation/education”, surprised us; the most requested item among eleven options was, ‘Improving Communication’. Communication and Relationships Why the surprise? Everybody knows that communication is foundational to happy relationships. The surprise is that most people we talk to believe that they are already ...

By |2021-09-17T16:59:23+10:00September 17th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • modern mum

The Modern-Day Mum is Stronger Than She Thinks

I don’t know how many times I have looked at the clock since becoming a mum and have willed those handles to spin a little faster. There have been many a day when I have wished for nap time to come sooner and for bedtime to be brought forward. I’ve always contemplated why time feels like it goes forever when stopping and playing with kids on the floor, yet when life ...

By |2021-09-09T06:36:47+10:00September 9th, 2021|Babies, Children, FAITH, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Happy Father’s Day to the fathers of Australia from the mothers of Australia

The young boy said in awed tones, “Is it a bird? Is it a plane?... No, it’s my father”. There are numerous types of fathers and dad jokes to suit them. Check out some of my favourites! The Sporty Dad: Seems to be always in gym clothes. Has a bright cheery attitude every day. A can-do attitude. Why did the scarecrow win an award? A. Because he was outstanding in his ...

By |2021-09-05T09:56:15+10:00September 4th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, HUMOUR, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day. Many are getting breakfast in bed, Father’s Day cards and lots of smoochie kisses from their children (as Bandit, the dad in Bluey, would say). Not only that, most dads will receive their yearly supply of socks and undies all on the one day. Even more exciting is that the new Dads4Kids TV community service ad is being played on TV all over Australia. Watch it below if ...

By |2021-09-05T09:57:09+10:00September 4th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, GRAND DADS, HUMOUR, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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I’m Glad We Chose a 7-Seater SUV over a 5-Seater Sedan

Tossing up on whether to go with a car that has more seats? Here’s why we chose a 7-seater SUV over a 5-seater sedan.  When I found out I was pregnant with Phoebe, I knew a new car was on the cards for our family. The surprise pregnancy was the catalyst for us making a decision on whether to purchase an SUV or another sedan. The SUV won in the end, ...

By |2021-08-30T12:07:13+10:00September 2nd, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Have We All Become Paranoid Parents?

It was a sunny Saturday morning; I was dining alfresco at a restaurant on a busy street, casually sipping my coffee, when I noticed a little girl wander past our table and down the street. Her mother was deep in conversation and didn’t notice. I didn’t want to cause alarm by yelling at her to watch her child from across the busy tables, so I walked toward the little girl. She ...

By |2021-08-30T11:42:23+10:00August 31st, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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