Blogging: What defines a Sponsored Blog Post?

When I take the time to read a blog post, I only expect honesty. As a reader and as someone who blogs I would appreciate a definition of what is considered sponsored. I have read numerous guidelines and understand disclosure. Nevertheless there are no clear instructions as to when you have to state "This a sponsored blog post". Bloggers have words we want to share online and hope that someone out … [Read more...]

Motherhood and Depression; Help me understand.

  Warning, this post covers the topic of motherhood and depression. As a behaviourist and researcher, my job entails looking at bigger picture as to why people behave the way they do. Do I understand all aspects of human behaviour? Not a chance. The diversity is too great. Can I get my head around motherhood and depression?  Probably not but I hope for a realistic and honest … [Read more...]

Motherhood: Does anyone know this mother?

  I know a mother who tries to get through each day to the best of her ability. Scrap that, all the mothers I know whether they are friends or mothers I work with get through the day the best way they can. Some days are ok, some are not ok and some are total shockers. The days where you feel that you cannot possibly carry on, I know those too. "I hate my life" are words that sadly I hear … [Read more...]

Whoosh and it’s over

     Whoosh (v.) to pass by very rapidly.   Everyone I know has had a super busy crazy year. “How are you?” “Super busy, I’m flat out. It’s crazy at the moment, haven’t got hours in day” The last weeks of schools, kindergartens and outside school activities go into overdrive with carols, concerts, speech nights, graduations and finals matches. The busy year gets even busier … [Read more...]

Facebook Behaviour: To err is human but not on Facebook.

Facebook has interwoven itself  into many of our lives in that it is a daily integrated routine, like brushing teeth or making the school lunches. On waking  it may possibly be one of the first things you now do, as you log in to check your Facebook page. I know I do. Logging onto my business page Easy Peasy Kids to check if everything is running smoothly (no nastiness against comments or people … [Read more...]

I’d like to know 11 things about you. I’ll start with me.

It is an incredibly busy time of year and I really should be working on crossing to do’s off the list, or start picking up clothes off the bedroom. You know those times when you really feel you should be something but you can’t be arsed bothered. I blame Lana, someone I’ve never had the pleasure to meet in real life, yet I was drawn to her blog post “11 things you probably don’t know about … [Read more...]

Child Behaviour: To be kind you have to see kindness daily

      You have full permission to print and download this image for free or donate any amount you can afford to Foundation 18 … [Read more...]