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Is it time for a gratitude injection?

A couple of weeks ago I had a grade 10 CALM class use a gratitude practice as an ‘exit pass’ to leave the day’s lesson. Most of the...

Opening gates for Papa

I am observing so many great memories being created during ‘back-up’ child care days. When tummy pains kept my seven year old daughter...

Maybe it’s time to REFOCUS

Our first baby boy, Friendo (Jack Russell) turned 14 recently. I will confess that I do not love our midnight routine of panicked...

What are your foggy windows?

“Wow, I’d forgotten we have a view!” Karina remarked after the first look out of our new living room windows that got installed this...

The reaction tells the real story

My best friend Scott just won $1,200,000 in a 50/50 draw. When he face-timed me in mild shock to reveal this news, there were a lot of...

Would your 80 year old self be proud?

I had a magical moment on lunch supervision last week. My two beautiful daughters, Hazel (kindergarten), and Olive (grade 2), helped me...

A puzzling leadership connection

This week we finished our fourth Wentworth puzzle. These beautiful wood puzzles from Great Britain are works of art. There was a moment...

They even picked amazing bananas!

It appears that I won’t be seeing as many adults wearing pyjama pants in public in the next little while. Let me explain. We are in our...

Make time to share a laugh

My friend Brett recently shared a story about one of his customers who wore a paper plate attached to jogging pants elastic, as a covid...

You can lead a horse to water...

“You can lead a horse to water... but you can't make it thirsty.” One of my teaching colleagues introduced me to this alternate version...

Now that's a Peak Ethos

Wouldn't it be amazing to celebrate greatness? A peak ethos is a challenge to be better one nudge at a time. When you leave room for...

Don't be a picky pants!

My daughter Olive recently informed me that although I am usually cheery, I sometimes get "fussy" with people. She has also mentioned on...

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