As kids, table manners were drummed into us. Most nights we ate together at the table as a family, with each one taking turns to set the table before dinner, or clearing afterwards. And then, of course, came the washing up. These days, many families don't eat at the table much, and for those that… Continue reading Teaching Good Table Manners
Can you believe it? Sounds crazy! Where has the year gone? But then again, it is still only September with a lot to look forward to before the year is out, but while driving to work today I heard one of the Talk Show hosts say it is 100 days to Christmas! My heart nearly… Continue reading 100 Days to Christmas!
I love reading. I always have. It is a wonderful gift that so many miss out on due to circumstances beyond their control, be they financial, physical or geographical. As a child it was my way of disappearing into adventures, friendships and experiences where my imagination could run wild. Have you ever had the feeling when putting… Continue reading New Section – Book Reviews
This morning I woke up to a message from my parents halfway round the world, letting me know that someone I knew a long time ago and only a couple of years older than me, was tragically killed in a car accident along with her middle child and only son. We were never close, but… Continue reading Life’s Pathway
My son and I recently had cause to discuss this topic. Soccer training was cancelled as the teams were supposed to attend a sport psychology session. Heaven knows why kids as young as mine need to be doing this now, I mean they're not seasoned Pro's, but we had agreed to attend. I knew we'd… Continue reading Teaching Children “The Right Thing To Do”
Today I got to spend the day with my little man at home. Together. Just the two of us. Ok, so we had a couple of errands to run this morning which we got out of the way nice and early, but then we had the rest of the day to ourselves. Term time means… Continue reading School Holiday Fun
Recently myself, and a number of very special friends hosted a Pink Ribbon Morning Tea at a local golf club. These breakfasts/morning tea's are held during May in New Zealand to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation to enable them to continue their research and to cover the cost of tests and treatment.Instead of… Continue reading Pink Ribbon Morning Tea