• Traveling with teenagers Travelling with teens who have reached the humphy, eye-rolling stage of life can be tricky but if you chose the right destinations there is a good chance the humphs and eye rolls will be left at home. They may pretend they don’t want to go on holiday with you but the truth is they just…
  • Cake expectations! I will never live up to Sylvie no matter how long I live and how good I get at making cakes. She was our neighbour for years and made all my daughters birthday cakes. According to my children, there is no one else in the world who can make cakes as well as Sylvie. Now…
  • Comfort food problems! I grew up in New Zealand. I lived in the same house from the day I was born until I left to go to University. From the age of around 8 good family friends of ours had an avocado orchard so we always had boxes of avocados in our pantry. Whenever we were hungry my…
  • How do you deal with children’s anxiety during change? Change! We love it. We hate it. We find it scary. We find it adventurous. All that and more. If we as adults have even a smidgeon of some of these feelings around change and are challenged by them, how do we judge where our children’s thoughts and emotions fall?     For me –…
  • Surviving the first week of school Parents looking for a high-quality education for their children at an international school can find it a grueling task. Sometimes there are no shortage of options and other times there are very limited options. Once you have made your choice of school the first week of school can feel overwhelming. Here are a few tips…