How Do Other Countries Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day?

When my husband and I got married, I knew we would be living over 8,000 miles away from my family, back in the 1980s keeping in touch was not easy.

The person I missed most was my mom. I managed, however, to keep our relationship close and lines of communication open, but since I lived 25 hours away from her, and, at the time, with a small family, and no funds to visit regularly, I missed a lot of special moment with her.

I am originally from Mexico, John from England, but when we got married, John was working in Australia so we started our married life and family in Melbourne, leaving our families far behind.

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26th January a Controversial Australia’s National Day

Australian Flag over Swan River

Every year, on the 26 January Australia Day is a national public holiday, where thousands of families and friends gathered to bring the country together. It reflects the nation’s diversity of people in Australia’s history.

Australia’s major cities come together as a nation, and the City of Perth is one of those cities. I am fortunate to live close to the celebration zone at the Sir James Mitchell Park on the beautiful South Perth foreshore.

Families, youth and seniors from a wide range of demographics come from all over the city to the celebration zone to enjoy the free activities, rides, cultural group performances and entertainment for all ages. It is a smoke and alcohol-free with plenty of food to enjoy.

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Why does Australia celebrate Father’s Day in September?

Father's Day in Australia

Did you know Australia celebrates Father’s day in September? It is on the First Sunday of September rather than celebrating it on the third Sunday of June like many countries, among them the USA, Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, India, China, Japan, the Philippines and South Africa.

But like Australia, other countries such as New Zealand, Fiji and  Papua New Guinea also celebrate Father’s day in September. Continue reading “Why does Australia celebrate Father’s Day in September?”

We Need an Education System That Excites Students

We Need An Education Systems That Excites Students

Somewhere between primary and secondary school students are losing interest. They go to school to receive an education but does not provide individual development or real learning. We need an education system that excites students. 

How powerful would the education system be if we had kids who are excited and inspired in learning and a teacher who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can be? Continue reading “We Need an Education System That Excites Students”

Is Caregiving and work from home blissful?

Is caregiving and work from work blissful?

What is it like to be there for someone you love who has MS? Finding out that anyone has been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition can be incredibly daunting, and multiple sclerosis is no exception.

My middle son, David, has always been a joyful, kind, fun guy in the family. When he was diagnosed MS six years ago, neither of us understood the impact it was going to have in our lives. Continue reading “Is Caregiving and work from home blissful?”