Changes To The Nest!

by Some twenty plus years ago when I was handed my first born I recall thinking how grateful I was to be custodian of this precious life and that my future was changed forever. I blissfully settled into parenthood gratefully navigating the milestones and […]

Humbled To Meet This Grandparent

by It didn’t take long for me to contemplate how a grandparent may feel as a major child-carer. As I shared my lunch with inspirational women at SheBrisbane’s 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration I reflected on what was a particularly special […]

The interview with my grandsons

by I have come to realise that being a grandparent isn’t vastly different from when you are a parent, except that you can choose when to walk away, you need to be careful not to get too involved and not to overstep […]

How to win at remote grandparenting

by I live in the Queensland but my grandchildren live in Victoria—1657.1 kilometres (17 hour 44 minutes drive) away. For a long time I lived with a constant pull on my heart strings including restless nights and the weight of guilt; I […]

Tips for a new or struggling grandparent

by How did you feel when you first became a grandparent? If it hasn’t happened, how do you think you will feel? Joyous, elated, reborn, protective, in love with new love? For me all my maternal, protective instincts returned. With this came […]