It’s not my fault!

It’s not my fault!

How many times have I told you to ………? If I have to say it one more time I will ………….! How dare you speak to me like that …..  Does this sound familiar? Is it a pattern you sometimes find yourself in with your kids...
It’s Snuggle Time

It’s Snuggle Time

As the days shorten and the light of the sun heads north it is time to get out the winter woollies, cosy slippers and snuggle. Whether you are a parent, a partner or a child yourself there is nothing better than a good snuggle to warm the heart and soothe the soul....
Mother’s Day – Magnificence or Mayhem?

Mother’s Day – Magnificence or Mayhem?

Mums come in all shapes and sizes and Mother’s Day can mean different things depending on how you were raised. For some of us it is a pure blessing to have been brought up by a mum who really ‘gets us’ and who we can always count on for love and...
Threats or Empathy … which works best?

Threats or Empathy … which works best?

What do you get when you add School holidays + Jetstar + Gold Coast  What words come to mind? Chaos, Excitement, Dread, Mayhem, Noise …… There I was on a Jetstar flight to Coolangatta last week ready to escape into my new novel,  when the kids in the row...
Horrific events … how to be with your child?

Horrific events … how to be with your child?

A few mums have asked me how they should speak with their children about the horrific attack in NZ. They said they wanted to protect their kids by keeping it from them but with the media overload it is so very hard to shield them from the enormity of what happened and...
It’s all because of the goats!

It’s all because of the goats!

Just over a year ago I was struck by one of those magic moments that completely changed the course of my life. And it was all because of the goats! My partner David and I had a few free days between workshops on the north coast of NSW. We decided to go for a relaxing...