this family life episode 20: on mindfully working together

I love chatting to other couples about how they manage the daily chaos of family life. In this podcast I talk to Brooke and Ben, who have two children aged five and seven and live in NSW, Australia.

This year they made huge changes to their life with Ben leaving his job to set up a business with Brooke. The business includes the fabulous JackRabbit.FM, the very podcast network that the this family life podcast is part of.

Brooke is also host of the hugely successful Slow Your Home podcast and co-host of the newer and also super popular podcast with Kelly Exeter – Let it be. I can highly recommend subscribing to both.

Brooke and Ben both share how they have adjusted to this new way of life and share many great tips on working mindfully together as parents including:

  • Tuning in to non verbal cues from your partner
  • Working in with each other to get done what needs to get done
  • Sharing school drop offs and time in the classroom
  • Tilting to the demands of life, rather than aiming for balance
  • Trying small experiments to help gain permanent changes

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