Raising our Children

Raising our Children

Raising our Children   When we think of being a parent it can be easy to have an idealistic view of what it will be like, especially if we don’t have children yet. But for those that do have children, the word ‘parenting’ can easily be equated with...
Words

Words

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice” T. S. Elliot, “Four Quartets”   I like to think that our words, much like our food, feed ourselves and others. Whatever we feed ourselves determines how effective...
NZ Lockdown Tips for Parents

NZ Lockdown Tips for Parents

As NZ goes into lockdown for at least four weeks, to slow the curve of the spread of COVID-19 through our communities, there are many thoughts that are going through our heads…. Some panic based, some fear based, some curiosity, even some excitement perhaps…. These...
Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden

My eldest daughter tells me every now and then that I talk to much. “Mum, stop talking”, she says, and when I think back, it is usually at a time when I am tired and I feel that I haven’t got an indication from her that she has understood what I am trying to convey to...