After school activities: The over scheduled child.

Working with children takes every ounce of energy I have and then some, with possibly a glass of red at the end of the day. Their enthusiasm never ceases to bring me right into their moment, of course it helps that my career is centred around children and their behaviour. After twenty years I still have nothing concrete to give you, no magic answers. I see patterns, I see uniqueness and I see … [Read more...]

Motherhood and Judgement – It’s not about you!

    Motherhood and Judgement - It's not about you! This is one of my first blogs, which I'm resharing, judgement never seems to go away, so we need to learn to ignore it and move on. Through my work  I am privileged to meet so many  awesome mothers. Yet nearly every single one feels judged which really saddens annoys me. They talk about how they feel judged by others, how they are … [Read more...]

Where did I put my Happy?

Where did I put my Happy? Thanks to Kids Business for giving me the opportunity to contribute to their Happiness inspires Happiness blogs. Happiness is one area that I strive to have  a little of everyday. So much so that I  run a monthly challenge a while back called My Happy Place as I  was really struggling to feel happy as caring for my mum who has Alzheimer's was taking its toll on me. … [Read more...]

My Happy Place Day Seventeen

  My Happy Place Day Seventeen These last few days although crazy as ever, I've taken the time to  try and analyse why I am feeling so much happier. Don't get me wrong I'm still normal and of course have my moments of panic, anxiety, stress, guilt , anger and frustration,although through practice I can move through these emotions by accepting them for what they are, well they are there for … [Read more...]

My Happy Place Days 12 & 13

My Happy Place Days 12 & 13 My Happy Place has been a real lesson to me. I started it for one reason. The reason being my mother and how I was handling my emotions in caring for her. The sadness I was feeling knowing that the confusion and vagueness she has is always there. The tiredness of getting up during the night and just feeling overwhelmed in caring for her. But would not have it any … [Read more...]

Nathalie – Who I am & what I do

So who is Nathalie? Well I am 42 year old woman,(43 next week)who had a real panic attack about hitting forty but so far so good. I have been married for 18 years to the same hubby, I have two kids one girls Miss 15 and one boy Mr 6. Most of you know I care for my mother who has Alzheimer's and she lives at home with me. This to me is a very real world of juggling my family life, my role as a … [Read more...]

Balancing Life -Who are you kidding ?

  Balancing life -My list. Everyday I get asked "How do you do it all, how do you get everything done?" How do you balance your life?  Want to know my secret? OK here goes. I  have two children, Mr 6 and Miss 15. I  have a husband and we've been married 18 years. I care for my mother who lives with us and has Alzheimer's. I am a child hood behaviour consultant, parent counsellor and teenage … [Read more...]