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Five Keys to Creating Margin in Your Overloaded Life

Our culture pressures us to keep working and consuming. It takes a conscious effort to step back, take a breather and re-prioritise, but doing so is really worth it for good health and peace of mind. “We have more 'things per person' than any other nation in history. Closets are full, storage space is used up, and cars can't fit into garages, having first imprisoned us with debt. Possessions then take ...

By |2022-08-13T09:53:09+10:00August 13th, 2022|Dads|0 Comments
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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
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Less is More

We may become overwhelmed by our family responsibilities and job expectations. Recall the adage that less is more, and prioritise your main role, in which you cannot be replaced. “You can’t have it all,” used to be a saying to describe women juggling careers and motherhood. Mothers are caught in the conundrum of trying to be present for their children while having a successful career, all at the same time. It ...

By |2022-07-02T13:35:59+10:00July 1st, 2022|Babies, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Relationships Matter: Keys to Be a Good Father & Build a Good Marriage

Harvey MacKay said, “The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships.” MacKay knows a thing or two. Harvey is a very successful businessman, married for over 50 years to his architect wife, with three children and eleven grandchildren. Harvey MacKay has sold over 10 million books about business and building a successful life. Interviewing Steve Smith for the Dads4Kids podcasts reminded me a lot of Harvey ...

By |2022-06-18T15:08:08+10:00June 18th, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|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

Own Your Unique Position and Giftings

There is only one of you in the whole world. Take the opportunity to hone your talents and grow where you are planted. I have always believed God places the right people at the right time in your life to counsel you and offer guidance and encouragement when you need it. Lately, I’ve been having a few chance encounters and friendships that have been placed in my life at the right ...

By |2022-03-24T11:05:30+10:00March 24th, 2022|FAITH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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From Valentine to Valen-TIME

Quality time together is ideal to keep the spark alive in a marriage, but it needs to be bolstered by "quantity-time", making the effort to do routine things together, being comfortable in each other's company and sharing everyday moments. With Valentine’s Day approaching, couples everywhere are looking for ways to mark the day with romance. From lovestruck dating couples to couples stressed out with kids, every one of us struggles to ...

By |2022-02-11T22:56:12+10:00February 11th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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What Guide Dog Training Taught Me About Raising Kids

Prioritising your spouse, especially in the little daily routines, teaches your children how to respect and honour their mother. My wife and I were fortunate enough to be volunteers for the Guide Dogs for the Blind organisation in our local state after all our kids had grown up and left school. Over a period of seven years, we had the pleasure (and to be honest at times the displeasure) of raising ...

By |2022-02-05T16:21:09+10:00February 5th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Why Having a Margin is Essential in Life

It can be a habit to push oneself to the limit, but consciously carving time out of paid work, housework and childcare to rest, tend to yourself and others, and listen to God's soft prompting will keep you happier and at peace amidst the busyness of life. Life has been crazy busy since Phoebe was born. At the beginning of this year, I was able to source some writing work which ...

By |2022-01-12T23:01:19+10:00January 13th, 2022|FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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The Desires of Your Heart as a Parent

One's career ambitions or personal desires can take longer to achieve when busy parenting your children. Still, have patience and savour each moment with your family. At my old church, there were initiatives and events in place to get more women to connect with each other, mainly to get the older and younger women interacting with each other. To broaden my friendship group from the girls I already hung out with ...

By |2021-12-29T12:17:04+10:00December 29th, 2021|FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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