Tag Archives: growth and development

Adventure plays a big role in all our programs – whether it is a quest for small insects on a trek around a local bushland with our Mud Pies Nature Playgroups, or a saunter down the river foreshore for a change of scenery and to explore the land ahead. The main thing is, it’s never…

‘Transferable skills’ is a term usually reserved for recruitment agencies or people seeking employment. As a parent who is part of the Mud Pies Nature Playgroup community, I see that this term is just as applicable for young children. The other night at the dinner table, Miss Almost-Five announced it was time that she begin…

Peaceful Parenting. Is this a myth? An unattainable goal? At times I certainly think this to be the case. Peaceful Parenting sounds like a great idea in theory but my reality often feels as though it’s at the other end of the scale.Schedules, expectations of myself (and that I place on my children) and tiredness…

This week I was fortunate once again to be able to visit my friend and mentor, Dr Rev Anna Killigrew of Koora Retreat Centre, on the edge of Boorabbin National Park in the West Australian Goldfields. This is a place in which I never imagined to fall in love. A place that calls me back time…