When Children Reach the Experimental Stage

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    When Children Reach the Experimental Stage
    One of the biggest challenges parents will ever have to deal with in their lives is that dreaded period in your children’s lives when they reach the experimental phase. From the time they become conscious…Read more...

    Creating a Dynamic Domestic Environment for the Kids to Thrive In

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    Creating a Dynamic Domestic Environment for the Kids to Thrive In
    This isn’t the in OCD me speaking here, but rather just a parent who has made an observation -- not that I can ever really separate myself from my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. So anyway, I’ve…Read more...

    Kids and Money Matters – An Ongoing Life Lesson

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    Kids and Money Matters – An Ongoing Life Lesson
    Parenthood sometimes presents us with rather exciting lessons to learn ourselves in trying to teach those very lessons to our kids, for instance, I just don’t know what on earth I used to do with…Read more...

    The Importance of Developing and Maintaining Family Traditions

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    The Importance of Developing and Maintaining Family Traditions
    I found myself deep in thought one day, with my OCD mind unpacking some of the family traditions I’d been subjected to growing up, many of which I must say I successfully managed to get…Read more...

    Learning to Let Go a Bit

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    Learning to Let Go a Bit
    You don’t have to be obsessive compulsive to understand what it really means to be a parent, but I think I’ll be justified in saying that parenthood does indeed bring out the OCD in all…Read more...

    When Your Children Start Questioning the Meaning of Life

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    When Your Children Start Questioning the Meaning of Life
    As part of my lifelong OCD ‘treatment’ I used to have a bi-weekly session with a specialised psychologist who’s been a big part of my life since my late teenage years. She was the one…Read more...

    Navigating The Dating World When You Have Kids

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    Navigating The Dating World When You Have Kids
    Look, dating in this day and age is hard enough as it is, but try doing it when you have two thriving kids who each have minds of their own and also doing it while…Read more...

    Encouraging a Healthy, Active Lifestyle

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    Encouraging a Healthy, Active Lifestyle
    It’s always nice to be able to go on something like a field trip which effectively kills two birds with one stone and educates all in tow in addition to making for a lot of…Read more...

    Life After A Separation

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    Life After A Separation
    One of the things that made me fall in love with the mother of my kids in the first place ironically came to the fore in its strongest form when we separated, that being her…Read more...

    Travelling with the Family – Something to Look Forward to

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    Travelling with the Family – Something to Look Forward to
    Despite what my OCD may suggest, I actually always look forward to a family outing on which we jet off to a faraway place. Yes, the whole process is indeed an obsessive compulsive person’s minefield…Read more...