Posts Tagged ‘Single Parenting’

Single and Want a Baby?

May 10th, 2010

As a Mum who was a single parent from the very beginning, I’m often asked about the pros and cons of having a baby by yourself.  In this age of independent women having careers and travelling, whilst the biological clock keeps on ticking, it’s a decision more and more single, thirty something, women are faced with.  If you are single, want to have a child, and are running out of time, then deciding to go ahead on your own can be the only option.  There is no right or wrong answer here, no foolproof decision making tool, but here are some important questions to work through to make the best choice for you.

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Allow Yourself to Receive

March 21st, 2010

Being fiercely independent is limited and selfish.  A controversial statement perhaps, but as Helen Keller famously said, “Alone we can achieve so little, but together we can achieve so much.”  Even Einstein, known more for his mathematical genius than his philosophies on life, deduced that “when two people put their heads together, it is like a third person has entered the room”.

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Under Promise and Over Deliver

February 24th, 2010

Are you one of those people that says yes to everything, tries to please everyone and runs around like a headless chicken trying to be in six places at once? Chances are you are also late for everything and annoy more people than you manage to please, no matter how hard you try to keep everyone happy.  Maybe it’s time to try a new approach.  Warning- it may go completely against your natural instincts at first, but you, and everyone else, will soon see the benefits.

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If You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get

February 18th, 2010

In my opinion, asking is the most under-utilised tool for getting what you want.  Kids do it well, but as adults we seem to have lost this tool from our repertoire.


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Everything is Always Alright in the End

February 10th, 2010

One of my favourite quotes is from the Dalai Lama, “Everything is always alright in the end.  If it is not alright, then it is not the end.”

No matter how bad things seem, it is never forever, it always gets better.  Sometimes you just have to trust the process, and focus on your intended outcome, and remember that the rough patch will pass. 

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Protect Yourself

February 8th, 2010

Most people worry about things that probably will never happen.  But because there is still a chance that they may happen, they worry anyway.  This worry could be eliminated by taking some simple steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from the things that cause you the most concern.

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Saying ‘No” – the Power of a 2 Letter Word

February 1st, 2010

How often do you say “yes” when you really mean “no”?  Do you run yourself ragged trying to get things done that you agreed to but didn’t want to do in the first place?  Do you wonder why you have no time and energy left for the things that are important to you?  Do you worry about letting other people down?  Do you wonder why on earth you said “yes” in the first place? 

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Mary Murray – Excerpt from the Book – Go Girl Go!

January 12th, 2010

14 Mary cMary Murray – Paradisos Cafe

Mary was a fulltime mother and housewife for all 24 years of her married life until her husband announced he was having an affair.  Left with nothing when he left, with no experience or business acumen whatsoever, Mary took on the cafe her husband had been in the process of starting, complete with thousands of dollars worth of debts, and made a go of it.

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Let it Go – The Art of Forgiveness

January 8th, 2010

Are you harbouring a grudge against someone, or something?  If you are, and you think this is affecting the other party concerned, then you are seriously misleading yourself.  The only person that you are hurting by holding onto these negative thoughts, is you!  Do yourself a favour and let it go.  The power and benefits of forgiveness is huge, but admittedly it is sometimes easier said than done.

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Back to Basics – Get Your Physical Needs Met!

January 8th, 2010

When we want to redesign our lives it is very tempting to jump straight into the juicy stuff – Am I in the right job, the right relationship, the right house, the right city? Am I living by my values?  Are my emotional needs being met?  Are there past issues holding me back?

First things first.  Before we even begin to look at these things, it’s worth making sure that our basic physical needs are being met. 

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