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Flying Space Junk, Motherhood and Fear

<a href="/blogs/benisonoreilly/2011/06/15/flying-space-junk-motherhood-and-fear">Flying Space Junk, Motherhood and Fear</a>

When I was a child we lived in country NSW. During school holidays my older sister and I would travel to Sydney by train, unaccompanied, to be met by our grandmother at the other end. On the return journey the reverse would happen. This started when I was quite young, eight years old or so, and my sister eleven. The trip was a long one, close to eight hours, and I’d pass the time reading and daydreaming. I remember feeling terribly grown up as I made my purchases from the food trolley that trundled up and down the corridors of that train. Recently I had to dispatch my middle son on a similar journey. Read full article

Early Wakeup Calls with Kids

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/05/13/early-wakeup-calls-with-kids">Early Wakeup Calls with Kids</a>

I was up at 5.40 am today to wake our 13 year old - we wanted to see the planetary alignment of Mercury Venus, Jupiter and Mars. The next alignment like this will not be until 2056, and not being confident I'd be around then to see it with my future 58 year old son I thought it was worth it! Needless to say, we gazed at it for 5 minutes and then Mr 13 went back to bed, but happy. What crazy things have you got up for with your kids? Tell me here? Read full article

Suri Cruise is 5 Years Old - She is Not a Woman

Yvette Vignando, Melissa Hoyer and Melinda Tankard Reist on Channel 7, The Morning Show, discuss decision by Glamour Magazine to include 5 year old Suri Cruise in the Best Dressed Women of 2011 list. Was this a good decision by Glamour magazine. Can we just allow little girls to be little girls please? Read full article

Young Children Lying - Doesn't Bother Me Much

<a href="/blogs/sarahliebetrau/2011/05/09/young-children-lying-doesnt-bother-me-much">Young Children Lying - Doesn&#039;t Bother Me Much</a>

There has been a great deal of fibbing going on in our house recently. Telling of porky pies. Pulling the wool. Stretching the story to fit the circumstance. Blatant bald-faced untruths. Many parents I know find the discovery of their children lying to get out of being blamed for something, or manipulating a game to enhance their chances of winning (also known as cheating) quite disturbing. They are often unimpressed, to say the least. I have a friend who is a school teacher and she readily admits that any kind of lying and cheating is a real bug-bear of hers ... But (to tell you the truth), I’m not particularly bothered by it ... Read full article

Are You Raising a Good Husband or Partner? I'm Trying.

<a href="/blogs/annette-reuss/2011/05/04/are-you-raising-a-good-husband-or-partner-im-trying">Are You Raising a Good Husband or Partner? I&#039;m Trying.</a>

When my boys were little, I lived in an environment where the men went to work during the day, and came home at night to sit on the couch while the women waited on them. True. This happened regardless of whether the women worked outside the house all day too. Needless to say it never bode well with me and I promised myself that my boys would never expect this of their wives. One of the most important things I could teach them is how to be a good husband. Read full article

3 Questions Answered about Parenting with Soul

Yvette Vignando asked Sally Collings about how to get the most out of the boring parts of parenting, why children are like gurus and how to stop feeling so busy and get more connected with what we are doing. In this short video Sally shares some pearls of parenting wisdom that will refresh your day with your child. Read full article

Parents and Children - Who is Raising Who?

<a href="/blogs/sallycollings/2011/05/02/parents-and-children-who-is-raising-who">Parents and Children - Who is Raising Who?</a>

My six-year-old daughter has decided that she is going to be a builder. I’m over the moon. She is very logical, she loves constructing things – we have a large collection of artifacts made of boxes and masking tape to prove it – and I can tell you that she 'don’t take no nonsense from no one'. I’d get her to build my house any day. I suspect that we all have a secret (or not so secret) wish list for our children. Maybe you want yours to be strong, or resilient, or kind, or loving, or successful – or all of the above. Read full article

Love Wisdom Motherhood - Conversations with Inspiring Women

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/love-wisdom-motherhood-conversations-with-inspiring-women">Love Wisdom Motherhood - Conversations with Inspiring Women</a>

Jessica Rowe, broadcaster, writer and mother, interviews eleven women about what it means to be a mother. Jessica Rowe reveals the obstacles encountered along the way, the joys, heartache, myths and realities. The conversations are very honest and feature women such as Elizabeth Broderick, Lisa McCune, Wendy Harmer, Tina Arena, Maggie Tabberer and Gail Kelly. An inspirational and reassuring book for mothers. Read full article

Parenting With Soul

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/parenting-with-soul">Parenting With Soul</a>

For parents looking for more soul in their life and wanting to enjoy an active inner life while wrangling kids, nappies, crayons and odd socks. Sally Collings writes about making spirituality a party of a family's everyday life - turning things we do daily into opportunities to practise mindfulness, gratitude, love and generosity. Sharing an eclectic blend of practices from some of the world's great faith traditions. Read full article

Life Gets Busy with Kids and Work - I Do My Best

<a href="/blogs/biancawordley/2011/04/28/life-gets-busy-with-kids-and-work-i-do-my-best">Life Gets Busy with Kids and Work - I Do My Best</a>

I have been thinking a lot about parenting lately. Well, to be honest I was sitting on the toilet and one of my girls walked by and for the first time in ages I took the time to look at her properly. She looks so tall now and is growing into a young girl. Her long limbs and flowing blonde hair is an indication of things to come. I’m not sure when she changed from toddler to girl. Had I not noticed the transformation? Have I been too busy? Have I been an absent mother? It’s funny how the idea of parenthood hits you at the strangest times. Read full article