this family life episode 18: on the joys and challenges of a young family

With three kids aged 5, 3.5 and 1.5 years old, Renae definitely has much to share on the joys and challenges of a young family. With my youngest child now seven I loved chatting to Renae about this stage of family life.

Renae is currently based on the central coast of Queensland with her husband, but due to the nature of his work they have moved many times since the children were bron.

Throughout the interview Renae shares amongst much more, these gems of wisdom:

  • Tips on creating calmer mornings
  • Establishing a night time routine for kids
  • Managing challenging toddlers
  • Entertaining toddlers
  • The importance of working on your relationship with your partner

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