Looking for a marriage miracle

By Sarah Tolmie I’ll get straight to the nitty gritty. In your marriage has the spark gone? Are you growing in parallel silos or unevenly or in different directions? Not talking anymore or only about the kids and home chores?  Are you missing the affection, intimacy and thrill? Are you feeling bored, unappreciated or even …

The art of imitation

by Philippa Macken Last week as I cleaned my daughter’s room (because, let’s face it, she’s genetically challenged in that department), I came across a scribbled paragraph in her creative writing workbook. It’s funny how easy it is to feel alone in a playground full of kids. Sometimes I wonder if my friends understand me. …

Birth choices – your choice

by Janet Rourke I could not agree more with the words of January Harshe: “I do not care what kind of birth you have…a home birth, scheduled caesarean, epidural hospital birth, or if you birth alone in the woods next to baby deer.  I care that you had options, that you were supported in your …

The lowdown on threadworms

by Sally Maxwell It was the small subtle changes in my nearly four year old that caught my eye. The constant urge to put a hand down the back of his pants, a sudden drop in appetite, difficulty falling asleep and a temper to shame the Hulk. Initially I put all these symptoms down to …

Be True To Yourself

by Michelle Powell Nowadays when it comes to women’s wellbeing there seems to be so much confusion. I call this the ‘3Cs effect’. So much Contradicting and Controversial information out there it creates inner Conflict as to what to believe. So where do we start when it comes to women’s wellbeing? One of my foundation …

3 ways to control technology, so it doesn’t control you

by Kylie McGillivray Constant focus on screens can take you off task and create a disconnect between you and your kids! Next time you’re having coffee see how many people you spot on screens, ignoring the people they’re with. Last year I made the announcement prior to our family camping trip, that it will in …

Common questions relating to sleep

by Maryanne Sayers I wanted to share some common questions that parents ask in relation to their baby or toddler’s sleep issues, and my responses to these. If we move our toddler into a big bed, will this solve the sleep issues? Moving a young toddler into a big bed simply transfers the sleep issues …

How much is too much ‘screen time’?

by Laura Kiln PgDip (CBT) (Child & Adolescence), BSc (Hons) CMHN That’s a question I get asked a lot! It’s amazing to think that the Internet is only 20 years old and it has transformed our lives, however it’s difficult to know the exact effect of information overload has on people. We do know that …

Coaching kids – It’s not just for sport, it’s for LIFE

Written by Lisa Jenkins When we talk about coaching, we often think of adults however, coaching is just as effective for children as it’s another way of teaching essential life skills! Teaching children new skills comes in all different ways – family primarily teach children self-care, and engaging in relationships, etc. There are teachers for …