Can next year be better than the last

Yes of course it can! If you want something bad enough then the only thing standing in its way is you. That’s why its important to write out our goals for the new year. Writing them down goes beyond just thinking about what you’d like to achieve. It alters the emotional meaning behind all of […]

Have you and your partner discussed what having kids really means

Relationships start out exactly how we like them, we’re smitten and crazy about each other. It very sensual and physical. Its fun and exciting, everything is new and you feel like your connection is cohesive enough to be able to handle anything that the world throws at you. Planned or unplanned, having kids can dissolve […]

25th November say NO to Violence against women

In 1991 in a Canadian University, a man entered and took a lecturer room hostage. He let all the men go and then killed 14 women, 2 women who survived later suicided. A disgrace on an unimaginable scale! White Ribbon Day is to remember those women and to take the oath. I will stand up, speak out and act to […]

What are you prepared to give up

Having kids should not be taken lightly. It would be the biggest most important decision anyone can make in their lifetime. Bringing a child into the world requires a lifetime of intentional commitment, from the day they are born to when they reach adulthood and even then it does not guarantee they will be off […]

What you say before your child walks out the door could save a life

We have all been there, our child (son or daughter) walks out to go off to a party or a club and we say ” have a good time” or “don’t do anything I wouldn’t do” or “take care” or “be careful”. That’s it? I really do feel we need to spell out what exactly […]

What every parent with a child who self injures needs to read

First a little about the author: Garry King has extensive experience with working with young people encountering the issues of self harm and suicidal behaviour. This experience is the result of having worked as a teacher, youth worker and counsellor and complimented by degrees in welfare and education as well as masters degrees in counselling […]

All alone! Whether you like it or not, alone is something you’ll be quite a lot!

Life quotes from Dr. Seuss “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Sometimes the most simplest truest and most important messages can be found and read at just the right moment when we need them…Is this that moment for you? You found Dads […]

Dads Equality

I’d like to talk about Dad’s Equality, equality seems to be the topic of the year so why not include dads? I have been thinking about all the things that greats mums do and all the things great dads do and I am racking my brain to find anything that good mums do better? Of […]

Equality Vs Power and Control

There has been so much effort over the last few years in trying to curb men’s behavior when it comes to violence in the home. There will be much more work done in this area and anyone that thinks that using violence is ok should think again. I have always wondered want benefits are there […]

When you just cant be there!

If you’re separated or divorced and don’t have a good access arrangement, this might help you stay better connected. Missing your child and feeling like they’re missing out on you is a heavy weight to carry.  Kids are resilient and I found that if they are loved and cared for at both houses then they […]

19 things I wish I had of known that could have saved my marriage

I remember standing at the alter listening carefully to the minister say the following words because I believed them to be true, not quiet realizing the amount of effort it would take from both sides to make them work and go the distance. Those classic words I, ____, take you, ____, to be my wife, […]

Encouraging mens mental health conversations

It can be hard for men to open up and talk about how they are feeling. And this can have serious impacts on their mental health and wellbeing. In fact research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that men are three times more likely to die by suicide and twice as likely to have a […]