Learn the Skills to be a Better Mother

Learn the Skills to be a Better Mother

When Pete and I were on our first date he asked me what I wanted from life – what were my passions, my dreams?  One of my answers was that I wanted to be a stay at home mum.   Often being a mum, especially if you choose that to be your full time career, infers many...
Do You Really Want Independent Kids?

Do You Really Want Independent Kids?

I have often heard parents say that their goal in raising their children is independence. I have to disagree. I do not want my child to be independent – independent from what? Independent from others? God made us for fellowship, we need people. Independent from rules?...
Do you Allow your Kids to have an Opinion?

Do you Allow your Kids to have an Opinion?

I was walking around the grocery store the other day when I heard a young teen trying to convince her mum. She kept saying over and over, “kids have a voice” “kids have an opinion, you know”. To me, it looked like mum was just humouring her, even teasing her which I...
Do Your Kids know how to study the Bible?

Do Your Kids know how to study the Bible?

Do your kids know the Bible beyond the ‘Bible stories’?  Do they know how to study God’s word for themselves? All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness that the...
Avoid Burnout by Stopping with the Distractions

Avoid Burnout by Stopping with the Distractions

Burnout – it is the feeling of being exhausted, unmotivated and even disinterested with the very things that previously energised, enthused and excited. Burnout is real and it something that we need to be aware of so we can avoid it or recover from it. I heard a...
How can it be Wasted Time when it Changes the Heart?

How can it be Wasted Time when it Changes the Heart?

I remember a day my son came to me in tears because he had been ‘wasting time’. He had been reading the Bible and taking notes. Taking notes is hard for him and it takes a long time to get his thoughts down on paper -which is why he thought he was wasting time. How...
A House Full of Adult Children and How to do it Well

A House Full of Adult Children and How to do it Well

We have four adult children living with us.  The key idea that we have established is that to a degree it as if we were all flatmates.   I have reflected back on the short time I was a flatmate with a few of my friends – what makes a good flatmate? Unfortunately...

Be Intentional

 Every week I'll email an encouragement to stay intentional and relational in all your family life.  But for now, download your set of reminder posters - posters which I've used over the years to remind me to keep my eyes and heart on what is important.

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Individual Education Planning Worksheets - brainstorming every area of your child's life.

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This parent guide helps parents plan family bible study and use discussion techniques to teach the important lessons.

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Obedience looks a bit different as our kids grow older. Download this parent/teen discussion guide to understand this issue of obedience in teen years.

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Don't assume your kids are rebelling - instead talk to them about what Obedience looks like now they are older.  I will email you a download link.  

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Though true character is driven by internal motivation, our children will appreciate when we see that they are growing in character.

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Over 20 different verbal expressions divided into heart or self control to help parents discern these behaviours.

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