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Are You Teaching Your Kids to Listen or Ignore You?

Are You Teaching Your Kids to Listen or Ignore You?

Photo by Benjamin Manley on UnsplashHave you ever said to yourself in a moment of desperation, “I JUST need them to LISTEN to me!” I know I did, in the early days of my parenting journey. My strategy at that point was: Repeat myself, calmly about 6 or 7 times, (giving...

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Five Small Steps to Lead Your Family Through Big Changes

Five Small Steps to Lead Your Family Through Big Changes

Credit: Photo by Joe Stubbs on UnsplashUPSIDE DOWN WORLD Seldom has our world be turned upside down so completely, as the last six or seven months. In many people’s lives, this has represented the first and only time that they have witnessed these kinds of world- and...

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Self-care is not selfish!

Self-care is not selfish!

Self-care... why? It's easy to get caught up in looking after the family, taking care of things at work and making sure the dog goes to the vet for her booster shots. Sometimes though, it is easy to forget to check-in with yourself and take care of your own needs.It...

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Stop ‘Trying’ So Hard to Be a Good Parent!

Stop ‘Trying’ So Hard to Be a Good Parent!

Every parent wants to be a GOOD parent! We want to give our children the best start in life, the opportunities that we didn’t have, the chance to grow into the person that they are meant to be. We want to make sure that they don’t go without, or struggle with...

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Start Where You Are…

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe I love this quote. Starting is hard. It takes courage. There are so many ways to not begin, It is easier and safer, to just carry on doing the same old...

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Happiness Is a Choice:

Happiness Is a Choice:

Yesterday we went to meet some friends who we haven't been able to get together with all  in one group, for quite a few years. Just before we left to meet up with our friends, someone made a flippant comment made that could have scuppered the whole day. As we got in...

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Begin? I will, but I just need to do this favour first…

Begin? I will, but I just need to do this favour first…

One of the things I am really good at (which isn't actually a good thing), is saying "yes". It is such a nice feeling, to say yes and make someone's day. I love making people happy. But sometimes it can be at my own expense.   Sometimes, I am beginning to think,...

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Belonging…

Belonging…

Hope your weekend is sunny and peaceful, wherever you are, whatever you're doing.

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DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP! LOOK FOR THE LESSONS!

DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP! LOOK FOR THE LESSONS!

I am reflecting this morning on the example I am setting here: You know, the one about beginning? Well I did great for the first week! I began, I wrote blog posts as I wanted to, three different days and put some stuff out through Facebook as well. Woohoo! And then I...

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