Overscheduled Kids

By |2018-08-22T09:23:28+10:00June 26th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a fast-paced culture driven by the need to have it all, many kids are growing up without the joy of authentic leisure. In a telling exposé of modern family life, author and family therapist Bill Doherty is sounding the alarm about our children’s extra-curricular activities. In a world where parents are driven to provide

Table Talk

By |2019-01-21T16:00:23+10:00April 26th, 2013|Categories: Craft, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In our culture of busyness, family meals are often a casualty. And with loss of these traditions, we also lose connection and important relationship time. The benefits of family meals are not just due to the superior nutritional intake, which does tend to deteriorate in the ‘eat on the run’ alternative. The social interaction that occurs around the family

Family Meals Matter!

By |2017-09-06T05:11:49+10:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Parenting, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Studies show that family meals deliver a host of benefits to both children and parents. Most of these benefits are independent of ethnic background, socio-economic status and whether it is a one or two parent home. Improves vocabulary and reading. Conversation around the family table teaches children more vocabulary and this advances reading. Improves school

At Table with the Lord

By |2017-03-16T02:34:53+10:00August 7th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Special Feasts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A family meal is more than just a feed. It’s a time when we, as family members of whatever age or state of life, deepen our love for each other. We eat together not just to nourish our bodies, but to nourish our relationship as a family. We ‘feed’ each other by spending time together,