Originally from the UK I am now a true Kiwi, however; even after living in this beautiful country for over a decade there are still things to learn about my new home.
As an immigrant I don't have the childhood memories or peer connections that others do. This has meant as parents we have never stopped learning.
I truly believe that by sharing our experiences we can create something greater than the sum of its parts. Parenting requires lots of skills, such as creativity, planning, crowd control, communication etc. and just like in the working world we sometimes need a little guidance to help us feel that we are doing a good job, or to help us to enjoy our job that little bit more.
I feel honoured to have had the opportunity to work in the disability field and meet some of the parents learning to cope with the added challenge of this unknown. Through the years I have also learnt more about myself having coped with redundancy, workplace bullying and losing loved ones.
Whatever I have gone through, family has always come first and I would love to help you get the most from your journey.