Are “Online” friends, “Real’ friends?

“Hey Dad!!”, Master 14 begins as he bursts through the door which joins our kids retreat to out lounge room.  “Vertex and Straw just helped me get Platinum Support.  We capped two points with 4 and a half minutes left… Continue Reading >

We don’t have a mother, just two dads: coming out every week…

Shane Warren   Recently I was at a conference and I ran into a mother of a child who was a ‘close’ friend of my eldest in day-care.  This in itself is not an all too uncommon experience, but it… Continue Reading >

New Mums Get Back to Fitness

By: Jane Kilkenny Having a baby is one of the most exciting and exhausting times in your life. The birth of your baby can trigger the full range of human emotions, from absolute exhilaration and excitement to the deepest levels… Continue Reading >

Have you heard about the January Blues?

We’ve all of heard of ‘having the blues’ or ‘feeling blue’…where we know this as meaning feeling sad or depressed. There’s even been many a song written about having the blues….but have you heard about having the January Blues? Essentially… Continue Reading >

Worried about going back to school? Here are some tips that might help

After weeks of learning virtually from home, it’s finally time for our kids to go back to the classroom. While some will inevitably find the transition back to school easy and exciting, others will find the shift challenging and filled… Continue Reading >

Working Smarter Not Harder

By Damon Nailer   Working smarter, not harder means you find the most efficient methods for accomplishing your goals and completing your tasks. You are able to eliminate extra or double work. Here are some suggestions for working smarter instead… Continue Reading >

How to have an organised Christmas

December is just around the corner and that means the crazy Christmas rush is coming, right? Well, Christmas is certintainly coming, but it doesn’t have to be a crazy rush. We know that for many people Christmas is a stressful… Continue Reading >

How to better handle negative thoughts this Festive Season

There are parts of our mental experience that we can control, for example, we can think on purpose; like when planning a holiday, or needing to problem solve a situation, or when making an important decision. And there are parts… Continue Reading >

The things I think about when collaborating with children…

Bear with me as I muddle through this a little! You know that I spend my happy days working with children, mentoring them through a collaborative process of creating children’s picture books. It comes from a circular idea of ‘children… Continue Reading >

The Importance of Promoting Healthy Family Dynamics to Kids

“Mummy, why does Matthew* (name changed) in my class have darker skin than his brother?” This was how my morning started with my two primary school aged children on the way to school recently. A little different to the usual chit… Continue Reading >