Balance, Mental health, mothering, Parenting

Occupational Imbalance: When Mothering Is Not Enough

Over the last year of being a SAHM, I have felt another calling on my life. Living the busy day-to-day life managing three little kids just wasn't cutting it for me any more. I was feeling restless, unfulfilled, and looking for "what's next". And it was really challenging for me to accept that. Other Mums… Continue reading Occupational Imbalance: When Mothering Is Not Enough

Balance, Family, Indoor activities, mothering, Parenting, Screen free activities, Screen time

How Alexa Helps Us Stay Off Screens

Yes I know. It seems a little counter-intuitive, doesn't it? Bring a "smart device" into your home, and it will reduce the time your kids spend in front of another device. But surprisingly, it's true.  Husband got me an Alexa for last Christmas. I actually wasn't really that happy about it. I mean - it's not… Continue reading How Alexa Helps Us Stay Off Screens

Family, mindful parenting, occupational therapy, Parenting

From Hindrance to Helpful: Jobs for Kids at the Campsite

We've just returned from five days camping, and now that I've recovered, I can sit down and write this story that's been on my mind. This is a story about how my six year old was pushing allll of my buttons, and could have easily resulted in me blowing my top at him, but instead… Continue reading From Hindrance to Helpful: Jobs for Kids at the Campsite

Parenting, Personal, Starting school at six

Ode to the Preschool Years

Here's to not living by the ringing of the school bell. Here's to the slow mornings, the late starts, trying to make it to kindy on time. Being waylaid again by yet another dead bumble bee that needs examining and carpets of fallen kowhai blossoms and fuzzy pussy-willows.   Here's to the hours of play… Continue reading Ode to the Preschool Years