A Mother's Voice

#SchoolHolidays used to be fun!!!

The #schoolholiday juggling act.... #School holidays used to be a blast (before we bought a business and had to learn how to adult real quick)… before school holidays were a blissful array of waking up late lounging in our PJs for the morning before a quick team talk on what adventure we shall go on...

REALITY OF PARENTING

PARENTING...WELL all good in theory much harder in real life when you are holding down a Self Employed business, have school pickup drop offs, kindergarten pick up drop offs, a husband that study’s full time, dabbling in home businesses, not to mention the VERY neglected house and the biggest mount washmore that you ever...

The power of reading

Books are open a whole new world of imagination, vocabulary and understanding. “Reading stimulates the brain to make connections and builds background knowledge about the world,” says Kim Davenport, chief program officer at Jumpstart, a national early-literacy organization. “Reading is the foundation of all learning and will enable a child to absorb and apply...

Heighten Your Senses

10 Tests To Heighten Your Senses Today we’re going to offer some games, tests, and exercises that will primarily center on that latter advantage: having the kind of situational awareness that can help you prevent and handle potentially dangerous and critical situations. But the benefits of practicing them will certainly carry over into all other aspects...

The Real Fiji Exposed…

We went to Fiji, It was a super duper culture shock to little old country bumpkin safe NZ me… The real Fiji is not what I envisioned, it defiantly wasn’t the post card perfect views we all know and see. Seeing the way they live over there (real Fiji not the resorts, the Fiji if...

MAKING A STAND

So I am making a stand I am going to say NO less, I AM going to listen MORE, I am going to get back with the passion that is PLAYING with my beautiful three energetic humans… and just BE in the moment MORE!! I’m not saying they can do everything and anything but innocent...

The power of purposeful praise

The power of purposeful praise Praise can be a powerful resource when used in a purposeful way. If #children constantly receive broad praise they will never see areas where they could use #development or motivate themselves to develop. Children also need to learn how to self motivate and accept lack of success so they learn...

The power of curiosity

The power of curiosity Preschoolers naturally tend to radiate curiosity and continuously question the world. Sadly this quality sometimes starts to disappear as they get older. Sometime the 5000 questions in a day can drive us a little bit loco BUT this curiosity can be a powerful life attribute that we all want to keep ignited in our...

My Child Is My Hero #Familyinmotion

Do you have a child that is into something wayyyyyyy out of your knowledge or comfort zone? I was always a sports person, any sports, lots of sports… my daughter although good at sports too absolutely loves singing. I on the other hand have zero skills in this area my family still mock me about my...

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