self-care

Separation with domestic violence
Separation with domestic violence If you are considering leaving a relationship that is dominated by domestic violence, there are many things for you to think about before you walk out that door.  Of course, if you are in physical danger, get out right now!  And please DON’T GO BACK!  Research ...
What Does Coercive Control Look Like?
What does coercive control look like? Coercive control is a tactic used by perpetrators of domestic and family violence that requires no physical contact with their victim.  They can use coercive control to isolate, stalk, harass and intimidate all through seemingly innocent means.  The aim of coe...
The Subtleties Of Domestic Violence
The Subtleties Of Domestic Violence Most people today have heard about domestic or family violence.  But usually what comes to mind is loud screaming, broken bones and bruised faces.  We expect to see the consequences of the domestic violence and without that visual evidence, it is easy to assum...
Power of You - Harnessing your power
This morning I found that I had some time to myself (a rare occurrence these days). So I seized that opportunity and made my way to a local coffee shop with my journal in hand.   I never know what is going to come out when I sit there with a pen and my journal. Today I found myself writing abou...
Dating after divorce
Do's & Don'ts to Avoid Relationship Mistakes While Dating After a Divorce   Dating after divorce will never be easy. You will always feel the need to move on and go with your life, but there will always be fear of repeating the same mistakes.   Don’t worry. Getting back in the dating wor...
Save Money after Divorce
5 Ways a Single Parent Can Save Money after Divorce by Mason Browne Just so the divorce was finally settled, you will no longer have problems. If you believe this, then you are wrong. There are other problems that may come your way after the divorce. Apart from your emotional difficulties, financial...
Overreacting, overtired parents
Are You Overreacting Because You Are Tired? Have you ever found yourself overreacting or going mad at your child because you were tired beyond your limits? I don’t know a parent who hasn’t had one day when they wish bedtime would come sooner rather than later. This is normal. It does not mean yo...
Overtired children avoid at all cost
4 Tips on dealing with an Overtired Child As a parent an overtired child can be a little monster! Personally I do everything I can to avoid my daughter from becoming overtired.  If you are anything like me you will also never want to be around when your child becomes overtired; I try to avoid the m...
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 day at ...
Tired parents equals bad behaviour
Tired? Who isn’t!   Spoiler alert – Parenting is hard and most parents I know are tired! Ok so we may all know that. The truth is we make it 10 times harder when we try to fit that ideal of ‘perfect parents’.   Yes everyone may be fitter, stronger, and healthier now. However, modern d...
Fun & Easy Pilates Exercises for Your Kids
Fun & Easy Pilates Exercises for Your Kids This is a guest post written by Manuel Cadaing for mhealth. mhealth offers physiotherapy, clinical pilates, orthotics and other related health services in Melbourne to improve well-being, fitness and performance.   Kids are fast learners. They can ...
Divorce in a Weekend
Divorce in a Weekend = A New START   There have been many articles written lately about the delays that families face in the Family Court process; and it is true. The wait times for hearings are getting longer.  Judgements are taking longer and all the time the Court lists are growing longer a...
Single Parents of Teens
3 Things Single Parents Of Teens Must Do To Keep Sane No one ever claims being a single parent is easy and as single parents of teens you know this to especially be the case. In fact, media portrayals of single parenthood rarely glamourize it. Struggles with maintaining a balance between single life...
Self-Care it is so important
The importance of Self-Care A year ago I found myself a single mum at 41 to a little girl just over a year old. I felt scared and angry. I did not know how this could have happened to me. I let my anger consume me until finally I broke down. I learnt the hard way the importance of self-care. First t...
Focus on a healthy mind
How can you keep your mind as healthy as possible during a separation? If you are reading this article, you are more than likely a parent who is trying to recover from a break-up. To keep with the theme of this month which is health, I’d love to talk to you about some of the ways you keep can keep...