Just over two and a half years ago, I became a single dad with shared care of my then one-year-old daughter. My journey to parenting in â1 Player modeâ, as I call it (a reference to the ‘1 player mode’ in old school video games), has been the most difficult challenge Iâve ever faced – but itâs taught me a heck of a lot about myself and my capacity to adapt, survive and thrive in these circumstances. As I reflect over the past few years, here are some of the things that Iâve learned: Continue reading »
I am passionate about food and health but I donât expect my kids to be. I know I wasnât when I was a kid. Continue reading »
When you think about how passionate you are about your family, ask yourself this question: âWhat are the three most important investments you could make for your family?âÂ Would it be things like buying a house, buying health insurance or maybe setting up an emergency fund? All of those things matter but don’t have any meaning unless you have good health, good relationships and a good education. Continue reading »
As a young mother way back in 1969 I simply could not have done without my mum to help me in so many ways. From a baby that would not settle or to teaching me to survive on a budget, she was there. Continue reading »
As a mum I want the best for my kids and one of the most basic ways to ensure they get the best out of life is to make sure what they put into their bodies is the freshest, nutrient rich food I can give them. They grow so fast and I feel like I am buying new shoes for each new school term at the moment. Having a couple of almost pre-teen boys is like having a couple of bottomless pits and it seems the hole is never filled. They are always hungry. Continue reading »
Passion is an interesting word, and somewhat over-used these days, as you might realise when faced with the dictionary definition: passion, aside from its sexual meaning, is defined as âa state or outburst of strong emotion,â âan intense desire or enthusiasm for somethingâ or âa strong and barely controllable emotion.â In that light, it does seem slightly silly to declare one has a passion for cupcakes, or Gucci handbags, or any of the other oddities that marketers would have us believe we canât live without. Continue reading »
One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the ability to be mindful â to be still and be in the moment. Learn about mindfulness and how to bring it into your home â by using simple breathing and focusing exercises. Continue reading »
How does your family move together? Is family time also TV/couch time? Did you know that there is an epidemic in our society that is causing sickness and disease? And that this epidemic is caused by poor posture and a sedentry lifestyle? The research demonstrates that 90% of the population presents with postural distortions that will negatively affect their health. Think about your childâs growing spine and how their lifestyle may be effecting their health. Continue reading »
Holidays can be great times for reconnecting with our families and reinvigorating our passion for spending time together; whether weâre heading out of town, spending time with others or just hanging out at home. I particularly love having âjamaâ days with nothing planned and the biggest questions being which game will we play next or what shall we make for an afternoon snack? Continue reading »
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