Power of Music
The power of music during times of change Achieving stability for your child whilst your family takes on a new form can be a challenging task, however with the right tools, it can be achieved. Music can be an extremely powerful tool during times of change. It can provide a platform to help your chil...
Helping your kids through separation
Helping your kids through separation and divorce Today we are focusing on helping your kids through the separation and divorce process. You may find that they are struggling to come to terms with the changes moving from having both parents in the household to living in 2 homes and that is perfectly ...
Diane Viola's tips for enhancing Christmas
Tips for Enhancing Christmas Diane Viola - Relationship & Family Coach Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane Viola a Relationship & Family Coach based on the Gold Coast.  Diane does some fantastic work with families and children experiencing separation and divorce.  Part of th...
Surviving on a single income
Surviving on a single income Today we are talking about the impacts of dropping and surviving on a single income and what that actually means for your family. Some of you may find that you have gone from having 2 incomes to support your family to going through your separation/divorce process and now...
Your money mindset success
Today we are talking about the power of attitude, aka your money mindset and the impact it can play on your finances.  One thing that has struck me since starting Our Children Australia and going out on my own is the power that your mindset and your attitude can have not only on your day but also o...
Parenting Shame - it's immobilising
Parenting Shame can be immobilising - you are not alone! By Clare Christie   Does parenting shame immobilise you? You believe that as a parent you 'should' know what to do, and the idea that you might be hurting your child with your own limitations is hard to face and even harder to share with ...
Overnight visits with babies
Q & A Overnight visits with babies - what a hot topic and the focus of this Q & A. Question - Overnight visits with babies under the age of 2 - should it take place? Recently we received an email asking for advice on overnight visits with babies under the age of 2 years.  We know that this ...
Parents in the Know Podcast
Parents in the Know Podcast Interview I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed by Emily M Morgan founder of "Parents in the Know" podcast.  Some of you may have read the previous post I had done on this podcast as well as the various articles that Emily has written for us and which can be f...
Alison Shaw - Shaw Mediation Australia
If your inbox is anything like mine it is going crazy with emails from mail lists that I cannot even remember handing over my details for.  Except for 1.  There is one email that I actually look forward to each week and it is from Alison Shaw of Shaw Mediation Australia.  This week without fail, ...
Leonie Percy - Feature Blog
Leonie Percy - Feature Blog Leonie Percy is the founder of Yogamamata and Mother Om but most of all is the feature of this months blog series. What is your name? Leonie Percy http://www.leoniepercy.com/about/   How long have you been separated for? 4 years   How many children do you have...
Parenting Plans and Consent Orders
Parenting Plans and Consent Orders Today we are going to talk about parenting plans and consent orders. You have probably heard both terms various times and you may be wondering what the difference is. What are they? Firstly a parenting plan is an agreement made between the parents. It concerns matt...
Christmas Day - How are you celebrating yours?
Christmas 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 some options for you to consider when organizing ...
Budgets - tips for single parents
Budgets .... they don't have to be scary!!! Welcome back to Our Children Australia. With Christmas fast approaching, money can be tight. So this week we are going to talk about family budgets.   Before we get started, I wanted to let you know that we have a free co parenting pack which you can ...
online calendars and co parenting
Online calendar - do you use one? Welcome beck to Our Children Australia. Today we are going to talk about an online calendar and how using one can help you with your co parenting duties. When I was practicing family law one of the issues that often came up is that calendar’s varied household to h...
Book Pack Competition
Today we have a competition We have been given some amazing book packs from Big Sky Publishing and so I thought the best way we could do this would be to play a little competition.   We have 3 book packs to give away!   The first book pack is for children aged between 3 and 5 and includes:...
Christmas Concerts and Co parenting
Christmas Concerts! Welcome to Our Children Australia – I can’t believe that we are already starting to talk about Christmas (and Christmas Concerts) and in fact Christmas  are just around the corner! So in the spirit of the season we know that our children will be putting on Christmas Concert...
How can an online service help with your co parenting relationship?
Welcome back to Our Children Australia. Today we are going to talk about how an online service can help with your co parenting relationship.   There are quite a few benefits to using online communication portal here are our top 2:   You don’t have to worry about physically passing infor...
School Graduation
Welcome back to Our Children Australia. Today we are talking about school graduations. Firstly if you have a child graduating from school this year – congratulations. This is a big milestone for both them and you. School graduations though for divorced and separated families can be tarnished espec...
Feature Blog - Naomi Gora
 This months feature blog is by Naomi Gora - from the award winning daily blog "365 Days, a Diary of a Newly Single Mum" as well as the person behind "Lift" e-magazine!   What is your name? Naomi Gora - After documenting her recovery from divorce in her award-winning daily blog ‘365 Days, a...
Parenting Programs
Don't gasp - parenting programs aren't that bad! Have you suggested that your ex attend a parenting program only to be met with a gasp and fury? It really isn’t that surprising when you think about it – how would you like it if someone told you that you needed to do a parenting program? Immediat...