Parenting jobs are never ending, however feeling overwhelmed can be helped. Watch this video:

Parenting jobs are never ending, however feeling overwhelmed can be helped. Watch this video:

Becoming overwhelmed with the amount of tasks on your list is probably every busy parents battle and probably a daily one at that. Demands from school, friends, family, business, hobbies not to mention health and financial concerns, all add up to put pressure on us. But it’s ok, as this is perfectly normal and becoming overwhelmed is also ok. So take a deep breath and listen to my strategy for coping with overwhelm. The thing we love the most is hearing from our fabulous community. Some of the greatest insights come directly from you. Leave a comment...
Beat the school morning blues with this simple idea…

Beat the school morning blues with this simple idea…

You’ve been up since 6am, you’ve battled the getting dressed stage, wrestled through breakfast, hunted for missing hats, readers and homework, discovered there is homework to complete and now, just when you are in the home-straight, there is the small matter of rallying your troops to the front door and into the car without shouting, screaming or collapsing into a jabbering heap. Know what I mean? You are not alone. I hear you. Have a go at this simple idea.   The thing we love the most is hearing from our fabulous community. Some of the greatest insights come directly from you. Leave a comment...
If you have an agreement on who does what around the house, how explicit is it?

If you have an agreement on who does what around the house, how explicit is it?

‘It’s the same old argument every week when my partner comes home from work and scans the room with the expectation that our house should be spotless, dinner on the table and homework done. It seems to be forgotten that I work too!’ Does this sound familiar? If it does, you are not alone, with many couples citing similar causes of frustration. Many couples struggle to agree on the balance of responsibility in their home and the actual execution of that responsibility. And this is the subject of this episode of Parent’s Leading Change TV, where I share 3 simple ways for you to begin addressing this issue in your home and building a balance which works for you. I would love to hear how you tackle the responsibilities of parenting in your home and how you achieve greater levels of harmony for your family.   The thing we love the most is hearing from our fabulous community. Some of the greatest insights come directly from you. Leave a comment...
Keeping The Love Alive With Your Partner Post Kids

Keeping The Love Alive With Your Partner Post Kids

3 practical ideas you can adopt immediately, to develop and retain the love in your relationship. Make sure you listen to Tip 3 – I share the activity my husband and I love to do together!     The thing we love the most is hearing from our fabulous community. Some of the greatest insights come directly from you. Leave a comment...
Creating Your Family Values

Creating Your Family Values

  In our busy lives, it’s so easy to get on with things, get out the door in the morning, get the kids off to daycare or school, work furiously, get home, put the dinner on, eat dinner (sometimes before 9pm if you’re lucky or disciplined!), bath kids, put kids to bed then do a bit more work and flop into bed.  And start all over again the next day.   All the while, thinking…when will my partner think of some of the things that need to be done for the family, so I have at least a little time for me? Or how can I reduce the constant overwhelm of family stuff that needs to be done? How can you do all the family related things without building resentment and the “I did more than you today – I’m shattered” or  “it’s your turn to do the bath, I did it yesterday” tussle;  Or being silent and getting on with it without any help. Does this sound familiar? The mental energy it takes to engage in these tussles takes away mental and physical energy that can be used elsewhere. Not to mention the negative vibes it creates around the children, which you are already aware of and really don’t want. It doesn’t have to be this way. What if you could spend a couple of hours in a structured way to work through this stuff and everyone’s more energetic and lighter as a result, would you do want to do it? What would you do with all that extra energy and time that you’ll save daily?  And what would you...