Why Is Parenting So Hard?

I used to ask this question all the time and I always came to the same conclusion. It's my fault parenting is hard and guess what it's your fault too. But hang on before you click the back button because that's not such a bad thing, it actually means we have the power to improve it. I'm not sure that's what you wanted to hear but I'm not here to tell you what you want to hear, I'm here to tell you what you might NEED to hear. Yes, parenting is hard but (our life consists of patterns we've adopted…

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27 Habits Of Highly Empowered Parents, That You Can Easily Adopt.

  In my pursuit of a better life for my children and I, I have learnt that there are a few habits of highly empowered parents that are mostly simple to implement but produce great results. Here are the top things I've learnt on my journey so far. 1. Listening Skills. Empowered parents listen to their children fully and completely, (even if it's interrupting important mum jobs) and support their children to work through any problems that have arisen. A child who feels listened to by someone will continue to communicate with that person openly. Show interest in her interests.…

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How About You Love, Honour and Cherish Yourself?

Love, Honour and Cherish Yourself. Do you know who you are? Do you know how worthy of love you are? What have you done for you lately? I think the world is lacking in people who love, honour and cherish themselves. Let's be the next ones who decide to join them. I think it was Socrates that said above all else we should know ourselves. But I'd take it one step further and say our first lesson in life should be to love our selves fully and wholly. When we love, honour and cherish ourselves we accept ourselves fully and…

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11 Smart Organisation Tips for a Super Productive Family Life

11 Smart Organisation Tips For A Super Productive Family Life Parenting is a wonderful job but let's face it, it's a hard one.  Any attempts to make it easier and free up my time for the more important things is ok with me. So I've put together a list of my favourite tips that help my automate or alleviate some of the essentials of family life. Because let's face it freedom is what we're all looking for. So without further ado here are my 11 smart organisation tips for a super productive family life. 1. The Calendar is King I don't…

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Your Life and Time is Precious. It’s time To Get Fear Out of The Driving Seat.

I look into your eyes and all I see is beauty yet your world is ruled by fear. How can a person so beautiful be so fearful? I know you've been through some tough stuff in your life, I know you've felt unimaginable pain. I know you've wept at night and I know you worry yourself silly about things happening or things re-happening. But you know what? Fear is weak and you can overcome it. Fear is a signpost to something deeper. If you looked inside of yourself deeply enough you would find unimaginable strength and power.  You can use…

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Giving kids the best choices and chances for life success.

My life so far is a culmination of the choices I've made. I've made some good choices and I've made some terrible choices and I've learned a ton along the way. Each decision I made brought me closer to the person I am today. If I had the chance to do it again I'd probably change a few things but overall I'm grateful for the opportunities and lessons that life has given me. I believe they have made me a better person. But every day I look at my children and I pray they don't repeat my mistakes. I wonder…

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Time is the most precious gift.

Time is the most precious Gift I was recently asked by Xavier what it means to me to be spoiled in a relationship. I didn't realise it was going to turn into a blog post but it really made me stop and think and whenever I do that it usually tends to make good food for thought. Everybody loves a treat but i'm the kind of person who appreciates the little things, so my initial response was that I didn't need to be spoilt. This is what made it a difficult question to answer. So anyway I gave it some…

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Living Unapologetically.

What is living Unapologetically? Have you ever thought about what it means to be living unapologetically? Whose life are you living anyway? How many times do you apologise on a daily basis? Of those Apologies, How many are essentially for not living up to other peoples wants, needs, ideals and expectations? How often do you stop to think about what your own real expectations are? What do you really want and need to live a happy and fulfilled life? We live in a world where practically anything is possible, but we all know we can't have everything, so I think…

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25 subjects your children should be able to discuss honestly and openly with you.

A message to mom and son 25 subjects your child(ren) should be able to discuss honestly and openly with you. In response to your recent question, here are my top 25 subjects that I believe we should be able to discuss openly and honestly with our children, regardless of age or sex. Human Rights Commitment to lifelong learning Life goals and hopes for the future Relationships, loyalty and commitment Peer pressure, Fashion, make-up and external validation (keeping up with the Jones's) Mindful (dis)obedience Peaceful conflict resolution Identity and self love/care Culture, religion and spirituality Emotions and feelings Money and wealth…

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Life Growth Lessons For Passionate Purposeful Parents

There are lessons everywhere if you're willing to look for them. I'm always on the look out for things to learn from. I am as grateful for the challenges as I am for the triumphs. Here are some of the lessons life has been teaching me lately.  If you're like me and you actively seek learning opportunities in everything you do you might find these life growth lessons interesting. Please share when you're done. *This post contains affiliate links. 1. Nobody Is Going To Come And Save You As much as it can seem like a negative thing, I see…

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