For peaceful parenting, build your parent-support

  This is a transcript of a podcast I recently recorded for the radio show, The Journey. It’s part of a series I do and it’s kind of a two-minute pep talk for frazzled parents. Do you have a team behind you? I’m not talking about a sports team or a work team, but your parent-support team. Parenting is…

Be a peaceful parent – eat dinner with your family

  Pope Francis has given his ten tops tips for a happy life. Do you know what they are? I think they are great tips for anyone trying to be a more peaceful parent as well. One was to foster a culture of healthy leisure in our families, to play with our children more, and…

When cute little babies grow up (and why I don’t like MasterChef)

Big kids can still be very cute. We’ve just finished week one of our school holidays. The three school kids devoted one whole day to playing MasterChef with play dough. Seriously, a whole day. I couldn’t believe it. You know your kids aren’t babies any more when they don’t even want you to be involved in their game…