Surviving Mother’s Day without the kids. 

Mother’s Day: breakfast in bed, handmade cards and lots of cuddles – that one day your children make you the most important person in the world for a few minutes!  A special morning for many mothers, but what about the… Continue Reading >

Halloween Activities for Kids

Celebrate the spookiest day of the year by getting creative! Our friends at Bostik have provided us with fun and easy-to-make projects that unleashes kid’s creativities while keeping them entertained during the Halloween season. It’s also an activity the whole family… Continue Reading >

Promoting Positive Fatherhood

Dads often get praised for regular parenting (just a bit patronising!) or they get portrayed as goofy and rather unhelpful – think Peppa’s Daddy Pig! So how can we promote positive fathering and the benefits of fatherhood? Simply acknowledging dads… Continue Reading >

Meaning of Mother’s Day

May is here! And when May comes, Mother’s Day is just a few days away. What does this mean? Shops will be promoting a lot of their gift ideas and discount sale offers for mothers. Social media will be buzzing… Continue Reading >

6 Years as an Allergy Mum

This month I wanted to take the time to really celebrate an amazing milestone. My youngest girl and allergy baby turned 6 in March. And so, I am celebrating 6 years as an allergy mum. Boy, it has been a… Continue Reading >

Out Of My Control

A huge slice of my step mum experiences can be put into the ‘this is out of my control’ box. Arguably a lot of our lives are out of our complete control however this feeling can be incredibly frustrating. Feeling… Continue Reading >

Celebrate Brownie Day with these delicious recipes from CSR Sugar!

Did you know that December 8th is National Brownie Day? Celebrate the special day that is dedicated to their gooey goodness by treating yourself to one of these delicious recipes! Not only are they easy to make, but they’re also… Continue Reading >

Managing Empathy Overload: Strategies for Empaths and Highly Sensitive People

What is Empathy? “Having empathy means our heart goes out to another person in joy or pain,” says Dr. Judith Orloff. “But for empaths, it goes much further. We actually feel others’ emotions, energy, and physical symptoms in our own… Continue Reading >

Kid’s Birthday Ideas to Inspire Your Child’s Next Party

As soon as you organise one birthday party, it feels like next years is only around the corner. Kids grow up quickly. Each year, birthday parties present a new challenge for parents. Do you have it at home? Inside or… Continue Reading >

How It Feels Adopting An Adult You’ve Raised As Your Own

By Jodie Myintoo Jodie Myintoo, a counsellor based in Melbourne, shares her experience officially adopting her adult daughter in the County Court.   I had the privilege of adopting my step-daughter, Monique. She is turning 23 this year. Some might… Continue Reading >