April 2016

When I am happiest

Happiness means so many different things when you are a parent. Whether you’re currently in easy parenting times or they’re tough at the moment, we hope that you are able to find some moments of happiness.

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dealing with anger

Why is this strategy backfiring: Dealing with anger

Hi Jen, I was wondering if you had some advice that could help us.   We have been looking for a…

Nut granola

Nut granola

I don’t know about you, but breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day. But it is one…

How to grow brassicas

How to grow Brassicas

Brassicas. These are all the good green favourites that as a kid you were made to eat because they were…

How do you measure happiness?

How do you measure happiness?

To most people this might mean travel, career, money, success, so what does it mean to me? In my previous…


Happiness is a reciprocal thing

That never-ending hunt for happiness. Do a Google search and there are countless blogs and websites on finding your true…


When a baby is not ready for this world [miscarriage]

Dear Mummy and Daddy, The day you saw that pregnancy test, was a day never to forget. I know you…

Autumn trees

Autumn trees [Craft for kids]

Autumn is here and so winter isn’t far away, which can be a challenge for some of us. But it’s…

special needs

Happiness for a parent of a child with special needs

As a parent, happiness tends to be measured by your child/ren’s happiness. All we want is for our kids to…

getting ready for the next year of learning

Happiness = coping + adapting + getting the best out of life

  I am happy when my children are happy. Sounds pretty simple right? Well, I would be fooling both myself…

teen birthday parties

Negotiating teen birthday parties

We have thrown some cracker birthday parties over my teen’s 15 year existence and hosting them is a lot of…

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