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Managing the Mental Load of Motherhood

Motherhood. There are so many amazing wonderful moments that come with being a mum. The feel of a little hand inside yours as you cross the road, seeing your child excel at something they love, the smell of a newborn baby, the glimmer of hope when siblings do something nice for each...

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The Real Cost of Dyslexia

We all love our children and would do anything we can to make their life as enjoyable and easy as possible. However, when you have a child with a learning difficulty, anything can sometimes feel like everything, certainly a lot more than what I expected, and all this support comes at a cost. When...

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Parenting and the Language of Love

motherhood parenting Apr 11, 2019

My 5 year old daughter is just starting to learn to write and she loves to give people love messages.  She even asked the other day if her school has a day where you can tell everyone how much you love them. She didn’t mean Valentine’s Day either! As a parent it is easy to become...

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Work like you are not a mother and mother like you don’t work

In Australia, term one is coming to an end and the holidays are in sight. The end of a term is such an exhausting time for parents, students and teachers. The excitement and enthusiasm of a new year and everything it will bring is wearing off and the routine that started so beautifully is...

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Time management for busy mothers

So many mothers I talk to these days are genuinely very busy.  You say to someone “Hi, how have you been?” and they reply with “I am flat out, I am so busy with work and the kids.”  It almost feels like a competition to see who is the busiest. Gone are the...

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Sensory Processing Disorder - A Mother's Perspective

“Your son has Sensory Processing Disorder”. It was 2009 and it was the first time I had ever heard of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and I had no idea what it meant. I thought it sounded like a made up diagnosis for mothers who couldn’t control their child’s behaviour....

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Dyslexia – Enabling their gifts to truly shine

Last week I attended a prep reading information night at my daughter’s school and although she shows no signs of having reading issues I felt an uneasiness in my stomach.  The wonderfully experienced teacher spoke of how every child is at different levels and not to worry or compare...

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We all need somebody to lean on

Mothers are wonderful at providing support and encouragement in a family but are often the person who rarely asks for help and support when they need it most.  Being a mother is not easy, especially in today’s society where most families need a dual income just to survive.  As...

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The curse of the hidden disability

Imagine a person in a wheelchair getting in trouble for not being able to walk or a blind person being asked to stand up in class and describe what they can see. Children with hidden disabilities are often asked to perform tasks that are incredibly hard for them on a daily basis. A dyslexic child...

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It really does take a village to raise a child

motherhood self care Feb 18, 2019

Sometimes it seems like a luxury to catch up for a coffee or lunch with a friend. Life is so busy and there are so many things on our to do list can we really afford to spend our time sitting down having a chat?  Or can we afford not to?  They say that it takes a village to raise a...

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