Back-to-School Sanity Savers

I have written this new Back-to-School Sanity Savers e-book for, and dedicated it to, today’s time-starved busy parents – that’s most of you! You are raising your children with less time and energy than any previous generation of parents ever has, but your parenting role is just as big and important, if not more so, than it ever was.

Prepare yourself and your family for going back-to-school

It is for pre- and primary school parents to help you with every new beginning, whether it’s a new school year or a new term.

What’s in it?

  • 12 short chapters each focusing on a specific sanity saver that will save you time, energy and your sanity
  • 3 exclusive podcasts recorded for this book
  • 6 downloadable templates to help with your daily and weekly planning (to do lists, shopping lists, meal planning, media planning for kids, etc)
  • 10 of my favourite family recipes.

Testimonials

  • Your “Parenting on the run” workshop was extremely well received by the attending women, many of whom provided positive feedback and felt that they had gained useful insight into how they might spend guilt free quality time with their kids. I believe they benefited from knowing that they are not alone. Thank you for your entertaining and enriching contribution to our women’s group.

    Lulu de Beer MBD Credit Solutions, Managing Executive: Business Solutions Unit
  • I attended your parenting on the run workshop when my daughter Holly was about 18 months old and it was hugely beneficial. I attended the same workshop last weekend for the Crossroads School Fundraising breakfast, and it was really fantastic to have a reminder of the importance of play. I had slipped a bit into relying on the TV to entertain my daughter in the afternoons after work, however since attending your workshop on Monday I have been instituting periods of play time together. A few things that I have noticed in the few days since your workshop.

    Maya Stephens
  • "Thank you for agreeing to make the special effort to come and give your talks, Future Proof Your Child and Parenting on the Run, to our parents and teachers on a public holiday! Parents and teachers alike not only so enjoyed the talks but all came away empowered and encouraged! No small feat in our present day world. Sharing your own parenting experiences and your down to earth, practical advice delivered in a real and humorous way, meant that we could all indentify, and where necessary, laugh and cry with you. In the midst of doom and gloom for the future of our techno age children, people came away not only with a ray of hope glimmering in their hearts but re-energised to reconnect with their children in meaningful and fun ways even in waiting rooms and on car journeys. Powerfully and passionately delivered messages were the order of the day! The importance of time with children and how best to use it. The importance of play, vital to our children’s growth and well being and as we discovered, to ourselves as adults. Most of all how vital and essential it is to honour our children and families. Our thanks once more for the opportunity to reflect, prioritise and experience what children, when given the option, really want and require from us as parents and teachers."

    Jane Forbes HOD Junior Primary, Clifton School, Nottingham Road, KZN
  • "A wonderfully entertaining, yet insightful message for today’s parents, challenging us all to evaluate how well we use the snippets of time which we have with our children, during our busy days."

    St Catherine’s School St Catherine’s School
  • Mothers just never seem to have enough time to juggle the responsibility of motherhood between each member of their family and very often work commitments as well. For this reason, it was wonderful to listen to Nikki’s very simple ideas for connecting meaningfully with your children – whilst ‘on the run’. Nikki’s talk reinvigorated the audience and everyone left feeling renewed and determined to apply her simple ideas; this was the perfect antidote to a freezing Highveld morning in the middle of a busy year!

    Vivienne Jones Headmistress, Crossroads School
  • A big thank you to Nikki for attempting to keep us sane – from fun on the run, future-proofing and everything in between – it simply works!”

    Charmaine Johnston
  • Wow, this is the second time I have listened to this talk and I’m just blown away each time! I think so much of what you said just really has hit home. One of the biggest messages that came across is that as parents it is our duty, our responsibility to actually spend time with our beautiful, precious children who have been given to us. Nikki thank you so much for reminding us of that, it was so valuable. You’re an amazing woman, thank you so much!

    Irene Ilsley HOD, Kingsmead,
  • Finally a course with practical ideas I could use! I really enjoyed listening to your talk on how to make the most of the time we have with our precious children. It reminded me of the games I use to play as a little child with no T.V. play stations, DVD, computers etc. I also liked the fact the you understand that we, as parents, lead busy lives so your suggestions of using bath/cooking/car times are most effective. My kids argue less and laugh more! All parents would benefit from listening to your practical. fun, effective and educational ideas. Ideas easy enough to implement whilst “on the run!”

    Helen Jennings
  • Many thanks for the fantastic Parenting on the Run workshop. Your practical suggestions have worked brilliantly for us. I have two very busy little boys (4 and 2) who are easily bored and distracted, but they are putty in my hands with my newfound “box of tricks”!  I didn’t realise how it easy it could be and how much fun we could have during the “in-between” times.Thanks for a really worthwhile experience.

    Kathleen Bartels Moms & Tots Franchisee meeting, Connect the Tots (construction toy workshop)

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