The Spirit of Christmas in a COVID-19 Year

 by Krissy Regan Many people are not ready to think about Christmas yet and I don’t blame them – I’m not quite there yet myself.  I confess I feel a bit worried about Christmas because I see so many families… Continue Reading >

Sowing the Seeds of Kindness

When I was ten, we moved from Brisbane, Australia, to live in Oregon, USA, for a year. This meant going to a new school in a new city and making new friends. Due to the differences in school years, I… Continue Reading >

Sex After Childbirth

People may warn you about how your life will change when you have a baby. Yet nothing really prepares you for the reality! You knew you would feel tired, but now realise that you didn’t really know what that really… Continue Reading >

Communication in Isolation

Every action has a reaction. Everybody throughout the world is going through the same thing – isolation. Some of us have become more isolated than others, while others who are more familiar with feeling disconnected are finding themselves less lonely…. Continue Reading >

The Power of Words

When I was a child there was a saying ‘Sticks and Stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me’. How wrong is that? Many years later I heard a wise person say it should be ‘Sticks and… Continue Reading >

To the best mother – you!

Quite a few years ago I was listening to talk back radio on a long road trip to help keep me awake and alert. The radio announcer was talking about relationships between estranged parents and children and was inviting people… Continue Reading >

When we think we are too small to make a difference! Small daily actions can lead to big changes.

I saw a quote the other day from the founder of The Body Shop, Anita Rodick, it read: “If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room!” How simple!… Continue Reading >

Getting Along: How to Skip the Sibling Rivalry And Raise Best Friends.

The relationship between siblings is an incredibly special one. It’s a bond forged by years of togetherness, through the times you get along and the times you don’t. As parents, helping our children to get along as they grow is… Continue Reading >

How to Raise Good Little People

Does your kid smile at complete strangers? Offer to help someone in need? Say please, thank you and excuse me? Show compassion, kindness and respect at all times? Invite and include everyone in their classroom to their birthday parties? If… Continue Reading >

How to teach your kids the gift of giving

    Christmas is fast approaching. It’s a time of joy, of love, of togetherness. It’s also a time of giving, compassion and kindness.   Here’s how you can teach your kids the warm, fuzzy side of Christmas this year…. Continue Reading >