Family, mindful parenting, occupational therapy, Parenting

From Hindrance to Helpful: Jobs for Kids at the Campsite

We've just returned from five days camping, and now that I've recovered, I can sit down and write this story that's been on my mind. This is a story about how my six year old was pushing allll of my buttons, and could have easily resulted in me blowing my top at him, but instead… Continue reading From Hindrance to Helpful: Jobs for Kids at the Campsite

Mental health, occupational therapy, Personal

The Stages of Changing to Plastic Free

The move to removing single use plastic bags from our economy is coming, with one of NZ's leading supermarket chains removing them from use next week. It's a time of change for a lot of people. Change for the better for our environment. I'm so excited about this movement but I also acknowledge that change… Continue reading The Stages of Changing to Plastic Free

Mental health, mindful parenting, Natural parenting, occupational therapy, Parenting

Pushing Play on Podcasts: a great parenting resource and sanity saver.

I'm a huge fan of podcasts over here. I first discovered them a couple of years ago, when a friend of mine put me onto them. At the time, she said to me something along the lines of "sometimes it can get lonely when you're at home with kids". She was a bit further down… Continue reading Pushing Play on Podcasts: a great parenting resource and sanity saver.

blogging, Evidence Based Parenting, mindful parenting, occupational therapy, Parenting, Personal

What do Occupational Therapists Actually DO? (and why I blog…)

Things have been a bit quiet over here in blog-land... we had a family holiday and I took a little break from all things social media related. There's a few posts that I'm working on but one thing that's been mulling over in my mind is about the reason why I started to blog. And… Continue reading What do Occupational Therapists Actually DO? (and why I blog…)