Stop fighting when the children are around.
Don't forget you are the adult.   Recently I witnessed an event that made me sick to the stomach, and it reminded me that it is so easy to get caught up in the moment. To be focused on the point and issue at hand that we can forget the bigger picture.   What was the event? It was a cha...
Spend some time with your kids outdoors.
Kids benefit greatly from outdoor play! It offers the freedom to develop athletically, sunlight for vitamin D, and opportunities to socialise with family and friends. Outdoor play is an integral part of a child’s emotional, physical and mental development, so why not get involved? Bikes are a...
Christmas Day - How are you celebrating yours?
How are you spending Christmas this year?   Christmas is only a few weeks away now – and today we are going to talk about how to organize Christmas Day. If you have parenting orders in place then this may not be relevant for you but if you don’t have orders in place then here are ...
Helping your kids through separation
Helping your kids through separation and divorce Today we are focusing on how you can help your kids through the separation and divorce process. As you know going through separation and divorce is an emotional rollercoaster.  In fact there are so many highs, lows, twists and turns even adults...
Christmas Events and Co parenting
Christmas Events! With less than 60 days to Christmas, I thought that this would be a timely reminder regarding Christmas Events.  In our current climate this may or may not relate to you as I know some schools and sporting clubs are choosing not to hold break up parties, christmas concernts o...
I want to separate - what help is available for me?
If you have made the decision to leave but you are still not sure what to do, rest assured you are not the only one. Working up the courage to leave can be the hardest part – traditionally this is the step that had to be done on your own.  That isn’t the case anymore.  There ar...
Has COVID-19 Impacted the time you spend with your children?
It is no surprise that the situation that we came face to face with as a society this year has thrown many curveballs our way.  From international boarder closures, inter-state boarder closures and even restrictions intra-state on where we can travel.  As a whole this has been inconvenient...
True Cost of Separation
The True Cost of Separation   Separation & divorce is akin to a roller-coaster. The end of a relationship is such an emotional period in your life and can bring about significant anxiety and concerns. What do you do now? Where will you live? What happens to your house? What about your fin...
Taking one day at a time
Taking One Day at a Time When you are tired and stressed it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. Little niggles become larger than life and what you would have ignored previously has become the trigger to start world war 3.  When this is your life the easiest thing to do is take one da...
Did they really just say that?
Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a conversation asking yourself “did they really just say that?”?  Most people have.   But what are you questioning?  Is it the words that were spoken or the meaning you attached to the words?  You see, during any conversa...