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All the little things

  All the little things we tell ourselves….   the putdowns the admonishments the you’re not good enough the blah blah blah……   Are but walls we built to hold…

Why You Should be Your Priority

The phone rings at 6 am, it is one of your opening teachers calling in sick followed by another and another.  You get yourself ready to go in and cover the…

Leading from the Heart – The Principles, Strands and Goals of Te Whariki for ECE Teachers.

Who are our priority learners? I recently attended professional development hosted by the Education Council on the Code of Professional Responsibility and Standards for the Teaching Profession.  There was much…

Well I Wasn’t Expecting That! – Realigning Your Expectations With Reality

As some of you may know, our family has just made an epic move from suburban Auckland  to rural Whangarei in sunny Northland.  It has been just under a month…

Our Journey – The sacrifices that you have to make along the way

Sometimes when you are on a journey with a desired destination in mind. you have to make sacrifices for the future you want. After all hardly anything in life that…

Don’t Look Back, You Are Not Going That Way.

Daily Mindfulness Rituals Going to the beach before work to have my morning coffee to complete my daily mindfulness ritual has become my way of setting myself up for a…

How to Raise Kind, Caring Children

Teaching Soft Skills I was recently watching very interesting speech Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, delivered to the world economic council.  In the interview he was talking about how…

20 Years in New Zealand

20 Years in New Zealand This weekend we celebrate our twentieth anniversary in the amazingly beautiful country we call home.  Aotearoa (the land of the long white cloud) is actually two very …

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One Random Act of Kindness… the chain reaction of one kind act.

A Random Act of Kindness I have been reading a lot about kindness, gratitude and its connection joy.   I have been keeping a gratitude journal and thinking of small ways…

Five Tables Living | Smiling Mother and Son

It’s the little things – A gentle reminder to live in the present.

Oh the treasures that you will find! We are currently moving house and apart from being a stressful time, I always find it to be an emotional time.  We have…