The parenting blog provides an insight into how husband and wife can parent together effectively without adding to marriage stressors

The parenting blog provides an insight into how husband and wife can parent together effectively without adding to marriage stressors

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Unborn Child

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Unborn Child

There are many books on the market today that focus on one of the most significant life experiences a woman can go through – pregnancy. For some women the experience is one of the most rewarding they have ever had, for others, it is a time of fear and dread. Dealing...

What to do when your kids are under the microscope.

What to do when your kids are under the microscope.

I was inspired by Ashley Willis’ very honest blog about what it’s like to go somewhere with small children and feel like you are living in a goldfish bowl. This particular blog was in an open letter style TO THE OLDER COUPLE WHO STARED A HOLE THROUGH MY SONS AND ME AT...

Why Working Overtime Doesn’t Equal Success!

Why Working Overtime Doesn’t Equal Success!

You might get excited about having the opportunity to work overtime especially if there is an additional financial incentive involved but beware! What seems to have a positive benefit to the family can actually be detrimental especially when your spouse and children...

Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!

Everyone approaches parenting in their own unique way. Roy and I were overwhelmed with the sense of responsibility we now had. We could no longer be self focused because there was a tiny (yet rather loud) new life demanding from us. All through the pregnancy a number...

Parenting isn’t short term.

If you are a parent one thing is certain, you will be parents for the rest of your life. Yes it’s true that the expression of your parenting will change as your children mature and progress through the different stages of life but you will still be their parents and...

The Number 1 Purpose of Parenting

The Number 1 Purpose of Parenting

Have you ever felt that parenting is difficult? That somehow you are just on a treadmill with no end in sight and no clearly defined destination? I do, often. But then I remind myself of a key point that I discovered when Lainey at a parenting training seminar. A...

When Your Children Leave the Nest

When Your Children Leave the Nest

When your children leave the nest you may experience a mix of responses. You may also have a very different response to your spouse. Sometimes you think that you are doing okay and then an emotion surprises you. I have found that even when I have been doing something...

School Holidays

Yesterday marked the end of another school year. We were waiting for the last day with almost as much enthusiasm as the kids. We really like our kids and miss them when they are at school. It is great being able to spend more time with them. We enjoy the fact that the...

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