Category: Parenting

Things I Selfishly Wish My Daughter Taught Me Sooner

Things I Selfishly Wish My Daughter Taught Me Sooner

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

One great thing about having kids is having someone I love who loves me back, depends on me, and turns to me for advice. Lately, I’ve noticed that my daughter is growing up so fast.

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The Essence of Fatherhood

The Essence of Fatherhood

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just as there are as many different types of mothering, so too are there types of fathering. The distant, workaholic patriarch of the 1980’s is just one type, but is often the stereotype that is referred to…

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The Guiding Instinct of Motherhood

The Guiding Instinct of Motherhood

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

At the moment, I am involved in creating better perinatal support and services in my county in the UK and through collecting the maternity stories of women, I hear of stories where empowerment and choice …

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Motherhood: A Journey of the Heart

Motherhood: A Journey of the Heart

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

I have only been pregnant once in my life, but I remember the time, several decades ago, when I first found out I was pregnant. No matter how many books I read, or how many classes I attended, nothing…

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Kinda, Sorta, Sometimes Mom

Kinda, Sorta, Sometimes Mom

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’m not a mom. Well, I haven’t grown or birthed any babies. I haven’t adopted or fostered any children. I don’t plan to have biological children. I’ve thought about fostering but I’m not in a place to do so right now.

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3 Ways to Increase Authentic Connection with Your Child

3 Ways to Increase Authentic Connection with Your Child

In the therapeutic setting, I help parents connect with their children in a way that fosters positive, peaceful, and present interactions – through the power of play!

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Logout & Log Into a Little Sunshine

Logout & Log Into a Little Sunshine

| April 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Coming up with new and exciting playtime activities that spark the imagination can be a challenge. We have become a tech-addicted and digitally-driven society. Many parents have to drag their children …

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Weathering Life’s Transitions

Weathering Life’s Transitions

| March 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

My son was a happy baby, a cheerful and helpful toddler. He was an easy, optimistic kid and I thought it was obviously because I was a mom who was doing everything right. But around three and a half…

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How to Embrace the Wisdom of Life’s Phases

How to Embrace the Wisdom of Life’s Phases

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

I am always looking for inspiration for my articles and this month it came from a wall of quotes created by my niece. This month is all about phases – how we cope with them; how we learn from them…

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Forgiveness Makes Room for Love

Forgiveness Makes Room for Love

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is a wintery, quiet day as I sit here thinking about the concept of forgiveness. Questions fall like little snowflakes and yet there are few answers. In my head the concept of forgiveness is almost akin to…

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10 Commitments That Will Make You a Better Parent

10 Commitments That Will Make You a Better Parent

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being a parent is tough. Most of us feel like we could do a better job, but resolving to be more patient rarely works. That’s because sometimes the first step to being a better parent is actually about how …

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How You and Your Blended Family Can Embrace the Spirit of the Holidays

How You and Your Blended Family Can Embrace the Spirit of the Holidays

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being part of a blended family is an exercise in knowing yourself and what you want very well. It also means compromise and the realisation that no one situation will ever mean everyone is happy.

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