Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival

It is not my place or role to nag or convince any human being to do something just because I want them to.

Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival

This year I went to the Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival. Continue reading “Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival”

Life skills for our children

I believe swimming to be an important life skill for children both for fun and safety

What life skills do children need?

Outside of the three R’s we expect our children’s traditional education will provide what life skills are on your list for children? Continue reading “Life skills for our children”

Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Your primary job as a parent is to prepare your child for how the world really works.

Dr Phil on spoiling your children

Whatever you think of American celebrity Psychologist Dr Phil. His influence and popularity cannot be denied.I am personally a fan because of his no nonsense attitude and zero tolerance for bullshit and sugar coating.

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Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.

Parenting is a continuous series of decisions you must make for your child.

Instincts don’t lie. They are your soul talking, your inner voice and they are the reason you should ignore parenting advice. Including mine. Continue reading “Trust your instincts: Why you should ignore parenting advice.”

Tragedy in Melbourne

This tragedy touched us all..

It has been a perfect summer weekend in Portland. Delicious sunshine, beach walks, coffee dates, cuddles with Lily and lots of sewing. As I write there is a koala sitting in the gum tree outside my sewing room, lazily chewing between naps.

However, for some families this weekend has been the worse ever for them.

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Helicopter parenting: Are we doing too much for our children?

Helicopter parents are so named because, like helicopters, they hover overhead, overseeing their child’s life.

SO WHAT IS A HELICOPTER PARENT?

Helicopter parents are so named because, like┬áhelicopters, they hover overhead, overseeing their child’s life.

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More new love! The birth of Mason.

Perfect in every way, Mason Lee joined the world on the 8th January 2017.

Mason is here!

Our family was blessed this week with the arrival of a new baby. As I posted last week we have been anticipated with much excitement the arrival the first born of my son Christopher and his partner Jorja.

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Genetic memory: What secrets does it hold?

As humans we have long debated nature vs. nurture and how much information parents actually transmit to their children genetically to understand memory and heredity.

The post is a very brief discussion on Genetic memory.

“There is absolutely no doubt that what happens to the sperm and egg will affect subsequent generations.”

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