Thursday, June 20, 2019

A Mother's Voice

Constantly living in a state of #guilt

I’m not sure if its just me that is constantly in a state of #guilt? Whether is mum guilt, or wife #guilt? Or working guilt or not working guilt, or I devoured a whole block of chocolate in ten minutes before my kids could see guilt… neither the less there is a lot of guilt. ...

Why do I Always Say “NO” to My Children

Have you ever stopped and listened to your daily responses to your #children and notice you are caught on the NO TRAIN?? Or perhaps that is just me? I have been more in tune lately after realizing our life was at rush station and have actively been trying to listen to myself during our everyday...

I say sorry to my children, do you?

I say sorry to my children, do you? Sometimes we get grumpy, it just happens… Do you ever just have days where you without a doubt cannot control your grumpiness?? You could have a valid reason or don’t even have a reason to be grumpy which makes you grumpier, the kind of days for some reason there are...

4 Tips for dealing with your child’s moody days

The power of curiosity
Show #understanding Try to be #understanding as they may not know how to tell you how they are feeling but are making it apparent though their behaviour. So try to look beyond the behaviour and stay calm. Make then feel valued and show them you #understand how they are feeling and support them. This can start...

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 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...

Problems and sensible solutions Puberty Part1

Adolescence is not an easy time for kids or parents.  The only way to deal with needs and problems at this age is to know about them and be ready to face them. Most common problems, and their solutions that adolescents have to deal with. Physical changes Physical changes happen due to change in the teenager’s hormone levels. ...

GETTING MY PRIORITIES IN CHECK

"GETTING MY PRIORITIES IN CHECK" Don’t get me wrong I #LOVE a tidy neat and sparkly home but at the end of the day do you remember what your house looked like as a small child I surely don’t… is it important?? Obviously we need to maintain some kind of cleanliness possibly ensure everyone has undies,...

Stealing Their Joy?

Who am I to steal their joy because of trivial things such as I don’t want to wash an extra pair of clothes here and there… Do I not want my child to be happy laughing and enjoying a meaningful learning rich environment. Do I not want them to feel valued and know that their ideas...

Creating Independent Children

Do you do everything for your children? I don’t know if it’s the teacher in me or the seeing the state of some of the university student life skills in the past that makes me even more passionate about creating independent humans ready to take on the world and know they can cope and adapt...
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