How I unspoiled my kids

Mary's House

I shared an article on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago, that was shared again and again. There is a lot about the article that I don't agree with (the headline, for one thing), but there was a lot in there that really resonated with me. I am hyper-aware of how it is all-too easy to spoil our kids these days. In many, many ways, my kids ...

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Our family meetings

The family meeting

I used to laugh at parents who had family meetings. I thought they were the funniest thing. I was knee-deep in work meetings at the time and couldn't fathom why anyone would want to bring that tedium into the home. Speaking of which, Bart once attended a work meeting to discuss why they had too many meetings. See, meetings are funny. Well, ...

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Shannon Wong-Nizic | My best tips for a happy family life

Family Beat best tips - Shannon

We’ve been talking to Shannon for Family Beats. Here she shares her three best tips for a happy family life: family activities, meals, parenting style and more. Click here to read Shannon's full Family Beat. 3 favourite #screenfreedom activities Invitations to Create/ Play/ Build Sharing picture books Playdough 3 places you love to go ...

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Family Beat | “Kids will reflect your behaviour back to you”

Family Beat - Shannon Wong-Niciz

    This time, the burst of light and colour that is Shannon Wong-Nizic is gracing our pages. Shannon is a mum. A teacher. A blogger. I met Shannon when she started writing for me at Mumtastic and she dreams of being a published picture book author (and somehow I reckon she'll get there!) I am Shannon. For a long time, I had ...

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Vicki Tonner | My tips for a happy family life

Vicki Tonner's best tips for a happy family life

We’ve been talking to Vicki Tonner for Family Beats. Here Vicki shares her three best tips for a happy family life: family activities, meals, parenting style and more. Click here to read Vicki's full Family Beat. 3 favourite #screenfreedom activities 1. Snuggling in bed together and reading 2. Playing in the pool and on the trampoline 3. ...

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Family Beat | “Good manners can take you places in life”

Family Beat - the rhythm of family life

This time new-Queenslander Vicki Tonner talks about mothering girls, moving house, travelling husbands and cooking up a storm. Vicki blogs about family life and food at Boiled Eggs and Soldiers, so expect some great recipe ideas as you read her story. Hello!  We are a family of 4, Mum, Dad and two mostly delightful little girls.  At the ripe old ...

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Family Beat I “I 100% choose my battles”

Family Beat - Tessa White

This week's family beat is the thrumming staccato life of entrepreneurial mum of two, Tessa White. Tessa owns Down That Little Lane, which she manages full time from home around the kiddos. My aspiration in life is to be happy, healthy and comfortable. I LOVE to exercise, I love to walk my dog and just hang out with my family. We don't ...

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Tessa White | My Best Tips for a Happy Family Life

Best Tips for a Happy Family Life

We've been talking to Tessa White for Family Beats. Here Tessa shares her three best tips for a happy family life: family activities, meals, parenting style and more. Click here to read Tessa's full Family Beat. 3 favourite #screenfreedom home-based activities 1. Swimming 2. Reading with the kids 3. Playing Battleships 3 places you love to go ...

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Zanni Louise | My best tips for a happy family life

Zanni Louise's best tips for a happy family life

We've been talking to Zanni Louise for Family Beats. Here Zanni shares her three best tips for a happy family life: family activities, meals, parenting style and more. Click here to read Zanni's full Family Beat. 3 favourite #screenfreedom home-based activities 1. Reading 2. Board games 3. Craft3 places you love to go as a family 1. Byron ...

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Emily Hawker | My best tips for a happy family life

Em Hawker - Best Tips for a Happy Family Life - Family Beats

We've been talking to Emily Hawker from emhawkerblog for Family Beats. Here Em shares her three best tips for every aspect of a happy family life: family activities, meals and more. Click here to read Emily's full Family Beats story. 3 favourite screen-free home-based activities  Having a singalong around the piano Playing Uno Doing ...

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