this family life episode 15: on managing the stuff and slowing down

This is such a lovely interview. Amanda is a Melbourne based mum to three who is home full time. Amanda has a great outlook on parenting, undertanding its demand and the need for us to be kind to ourselves as we walk along the parenting path.

Some highlights of the wisdom you will pick up from Amanda are:

  • Tips on creating independent kids
  • Strategies for keeping the number of toys the kids have to a reasonable level
  • Working out how many clothes the kids need
  • Tips on slowing down the pace of family life
  • How to recover from “one of those days”

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