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...
Nurturing your child's strength
HOW TO NURTURE A CHILD’S STRENGTH TO RELEASE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL   Each child is born with a unique gift, an a strength that they are great at. For parents, the key is to recognise and encourage this strength so that it enables the child to reach their true potential. I recently worked with Jane...
Maclaren Stroller - How to choose the right one
Learn How To Choose A Perfect Maclaren Stroller Maclaren is the best parenting lifestyle organization situated in Britain just to meet the specific needs of parents and their infants. Owen Maclaren founded the company that bears his name in 1965. And the first product invented was the Baby Buggy, kn...
Community Legal Centre
Last week we discussed the application for divorce. Some of you have said that you would like to get it checked by a lawyer. So this week I wanted to give you a quick tip…. (you can thank me for this one later )   If you don’t want to pay to see a lawyer in most places there will be a commu...
Applying for a divorce
Applying for a divorce yourself?   First and foremost – I am not providing you with legal advice. All I am going to do is show you where to get the forms from so that if you are applying for a divorce yourself you can. Secondly however for my own protection you should always seek the advice o...
Failed? No. A new opportunity to begin again? Yes!
For some of you going through divorce it will be a very hard journey. Some of you may be hiding it, you may not want to acknowledge that you are going through this. You may in fact feel like you have failed.   It isn’t easy – especially if your main thought and feeling is that you have fail...
Legal Coach - do you have one?
A Legal Coach - moving away from the traditional lawyer/client relationship This month we are looking at the concept of divorce (not child custody or property). To start I wanted to talk to you about a legal coach.   I was speaking to a lawyer recently and we were talking about the different of...
Quiet Time Activities for Kids
Quiet Time Activities for Kids [caption id="attachment_1198" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 3 Quiet Time activities for children by Sophia Smith[/caption]   Sometimes, parents just need a moment to rest and relax when they get home from work and they do not have the strength to cope with the ...
Have a Safe and Happy Easter
Happy Easter You would have noticed that this week there was no post on Monday. Well that’s because I wanted to save it until today! I wanted to wish you all a happy and safe Easter.   Some of you will be with your kids, enjoy the day and the joy that it brings for them. It can be easy to for...
8 Tips to Calm Your Child Down
8 Tips to Calm Your Child Down Being a parent is one of the greatest joys in life. It can also be incredibly difficult. Although there are countless books on parenting and plenty of self help available, nobody can really be prepared for the responsibilities of raising a child. Dealing with a hyperac...
The power of letting go
Letting Go It is time to learn and accept that we cannot control everything With Easter being just around the corner it is the perfect time to start thinking about letting go, acknowledging and accepting what we can and cannot control. Each of us will have different views about what is and is not ac...
Preparing for Easter School Holidays
Preparing for Easter School Holidays & Special Days! Can you believe that Easter is only 2 weeks away? It is mind-blowing to think how quickly 2016 is going. With Easter only just around the corner it is time to make sure that you have plans in place and have prepared for Easter special days and...
Preparing for Christmas now
Preparing for Christmas Today we are talking about preparing for Christmas - before you starting yelling at the computer screen hear me out.  What I want to see is that at the end of the year you are prepared for Christmas at the end of the year.  I don't want you to struggle with all of the added...
Pocket money how do you handle this?
Pocket money - how it is done in your household? Welcome back - today we are talking about pocket money! I have heard parents debate for years the topic of pocket money. How much is too much? Should children receive pocket money for doing chores or every week regardless? Is there a right way  to sp...
Getting out of debt and into your new life
Getting out of debt - do you have a plan? We are kicking off the month of February already for 2016 and this month our theme is money!  So to start off with we are going to look at ways of getting out of debt.  If you are separated or divorced it is likely that you ended that relationship with som...
Sara Ortiz - Feature Blog
Feature Blog with Sara Ortiz Sara Ortiz is the creator of the Activity Book "Color Through Divorce" What is your name? Sara Woodard-Ortiz   How long have you been separated for? We were separated for 1.5 years. And have been divorced since the end of January.   How many children do you h...
Stacy Barrass - Feature Blog
This month we are shining the spotlight on Stacy Barrass! What is your name? Stacey Barrass, divorcee, mother of 3 ‘crazy’ boys, Managing Director of a domestic and commercial cleaning company; www.thedomesticgoddess.com.au and encourager of building self-esteem in women who have escaped from do...
Controlling Ex's. You asked - We answered!
Controlling Ex's.... Do you have one? Thank you for the questions that have come in following our last newsletter.  To start with we thought we would answer the following question: I would like to see my son more but if I push for more time than this ,I'm sure she will go back to not seeing him at ...
It's your ex's birthday ...
This week we are talking about birthdays and in particular Your ex’s birthday Yes I know you are no longer in a relationship and I am not suggesting you continue to celebrate each others birthdays; this is about how your children celebrate and perceive their parent’s birthdays (i.e. your ex's bi...
Co Parenting Adolescents
Co parenting Adolescents Today we are talking about teenagers (aka adolescents). Adolescents can be difficult at the best of times, but when it comes to co parenting adolescents and trying to ensure that they spend time with both of you, life can become even more complicated. Adolescents as you know...