Fashion

I received some fashion advice some months ago, that has radically changed my wardrobe and how I feel about myself.

My wardrobe is going through a process of becoming a place that everything I own, I actually like, it suits me and I feel comfortable and more confident in it and it is easy care.

I have lacked education about fashion, what suits me, style and colouring and how to express my personality through clothing.


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March Update From Eloisa

Hi Everyone!
Gratitude

Firstly I want to thank those of you who donate to me regularly or from time to time. Your donations they are most appreciated.

Currently the donations you contribute I allocate to and/or spend on equipment or materials for projects (such as covering costs including tools & resources for environmental projects or the Volunteer Selection Project) or they contribute to my basic living costs.

I am grateful to Jesus for providing the opportunities I am involved in and which generate the donations I receive.


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Developing Relationships: Family Meetings/Debriefs

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Developing relationships

In December 2017 I realised that I wasn’t communicating with the children and I wasn’t taking the time to get to know them or giving them the opportunity to express how they were really feeling or what they were thinking. I also noticed a gap in their communication skills and interpersonal interaction. Partly this is due to the self-absorbed-ness we (the parents) have encouraged in them and part of it is due to their lack of education in how to actually interact with other people.

I felt it was important to begin a process of correcting the lack of education from myself and over the past 5 months we have began to have what I call “family meetings” or “debriefs”. Continue reading

Parenting Experiment

***This post was updated on the 2nd September 2017, to be more transparent about some of the emotional dynamics being played out within the family


Introduction

 

The following is post is about two experiments I was involved in.

The first experiment was a family experiment between Pete and myself.

The second was a parenting experiment to discover the addictions I have created between myself and the kids, and to challenge addictions in myself and the children during the month.

Following you will find:

  1. A brief reflection of the family experiment
  2. An outline of the parenting experiment including some benefits, the details of what, who, where, when and why. Some of my personal reflections & learning during the experiment and a summary of where I am heading next.

After the “official” experiments ended I decided to continuing them as the first month I only began to become a little more aware of what is really going on in the family dynamic, I have yet to emotionally work through the causal reasons why our family is like it currently is. Continue reading