12 Years As A Parent And STILL Learning!

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Today marks a very special day for the Oakey family. Our beautiful first born Maddie turns 12! It is quite the day for us, as we reflect back on the journey that has been parenthood, and the amazing person that Maddie has become. And while the first 12 years of Maddie’s life has been mostly us “telling” Maddie about the world, the reflection really is how much we have learnt about ourselves, our relationship and the challenges of parenthood. They say you don’t get a manual for being a parent, but there are so many books on how to do it properly. So why isn’t it easy??? What should be said is you don’t get a manual for YOUR child!…

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Just STOP Talking

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How are you, and all the best to you for the festive season.
Yesterday, was a real eye opener for me as I got a valuable business lesson from putting up a tent…
Well not me putting up a tent but my kids.
When the question came about “camping”, instead of going to the shed and finding the tent…I suggested to the kids that they put the tent up.
I wanted to “help them” by showing them how to do it – but when I bit my tongue and paused when I would usually say “that goes there”, a truly amazing thing happened…

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The Josh Effect

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I’m calling it “The Josh Effect”. After every two-hour session in the Monetise Social Media course or one-on-one conference call my brain was a storm of information, ideas and enthusiasm. The sheer volume of value-packed information and resources that Josh downloads on you at every interaction takes time to digest and put to use but once I did, the results for the Shire of Dardanup’s presence on Facebook have been nothing short of spectacular.

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