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Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
Kerry Magnus

4 Ways Your Inner Child Adds to Your Exhaustion

This morning my 8-year-old daughter was sitting hugging her knees to her chest, refusing to eat breakfast, with a scowl on her face and a very rigid little body filled with anger. It was cold, dark and we were all grumpy. It was so tempting to lose my temper as

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Conscious Living
Kerry Magnus

From a King Size Bed to Self Esteem

We bought a king size bed after our second child was born. What a great idea that has turned out to be as we have shared the sheets and duvets with either one or both of our children in the darkest  hours of the night. It is often in these

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I’m Not Depressed – I’m Just a Mother

A friend recently shared this article with me, written by an honest mother about her difficulties in the early stages of motherhood. I wanted to share as I have often said how important it is to be honest as mothers and that way too few mothers are honest, possibly for

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Conscious Parenting
Kerry Magnus

Mothering my inner child without guilt

I regularly receive acupuncture treatments to assist my general well-being and to help with managing stress and fatigue. The lovely practitioner I see always reminds me to be gentle with myself which is very refreshing as my own nurturing self is so busy looking after my children, husband, dogs, cat, and

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Conscious Parenting
Kerry Magnus

Teaching our children to say “NO”

This may seem like a funny concept seeing as many children have absolutely no problem saying NO to broccoli, peas and bedtime. However, I am referring to the ability to say no in situations where their boundaries are overstepped, in both smalls ways and in big ways…like sexual or other

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Conscious Parenting
Kerry Magnus

What I will miss

When I am one day no longer a parent of little people I will probably actually miss many of the things that I take for granted and some that even drive me crazy! So I decided to try to be more conscious of these moments….. Not knowing where anything is as

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Conscious Parenting
Kerry Magnus

Sending my heart to school

Every mothering bone in my body (and that’s all of them including the 26 bones in each foot that get abused by jettisoned Lego/Duplo pieces) drive me to prevent my children from feeling any form of pain – be that physical or emotional. I believe that the expression “Hell hath

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10 June 2016 Discipline or Destruction?

I have been battling to put my finger on this exactly but have now been able to put into words why I find the discipline balance so very difficult with my daughter. I am often conflicted about when to draw the line on disobedience that is also self-expression. My daughter can be

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13th Feb 2016: Spiritual delay tactics

In my quest to raise a spiritual child I decided to introduce gratitude to Jocelyn tonight at bedtime. After giving thanks for the important things, the not so important things and then getting to things like the couches, door and washing basket, I realised that all I have actually done

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