Spring has arrived! Well – at least on some days. It’s lovely to make the most of spring flowers while we can. And here’s a fun spring activity – make your own vase for all of those gorgeous flowers!Â Continue reading »
I have a nine-year-old boy who is very pessimistic and has developed a real talent for spotting problems. Even though we are very fortunate in our lives, he will usually find a reason to feel hard done by, complain and be unhappy. I try to be upbeat and positive but in truth I can be little pessimistic too. Is pessimism in our genes or can we learn to look on the bright side more easily?Â How can I help my children be more positive?Â
Amanda Continue reading »
I have a dream.
And it really is that – a dream.
Because this will never be a reality.
I would love to give up sugar.
But ALL THE SWEET THINGS. Continue reading »
To most people this might mean travel, career, money, success, so what does it mean to me? In my previous life, pre-children that is, I would have said, marriage, children and stability which I found by the time I was 30. Having a family was very important to me, as was being a Mum. I also felt it was important to follow the ârightâ steps, marriage, buy a house and then have children. I guess this may have been because I grew up in a single parent family. And I achieved this, success â married to a nice man and had 2 children. Continue reading »
Itâs taken as read in modern âfirst-worldâ existence that everyone should follow their dreams â after all, how else can you expect to be happy? Failing to follow your dreams means youâll always be wondering about what might have been, wonât you? Continue reading »
Sticks and stones may break my bones and make my carrots wonky! Continue reading »
Dreams help us to decide which actions to take next, which attitudes to shift, which people to spend time with. Dreams ebb, flow and transform over time and reflect where we are at; our present world and self-views. Whether or not they eventually come true, dreams that are created, acknowledged and nurtured will never be wasted. Our future paths, especially the turning points, will be defined by our dreams. Continue reading »
Blended families are complicated. They always include drama from somewhere, whether itâs an adjusting child, a bitter ex, family court battles or child support, itâs all stressful and challenges your relationship from every angle. Continue reading »
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