G'day guys, OK let's make this easy to read and to the point as I know you have lots to do.... you are a parent!
I'm Kate and most importantly a mama of three.
I created Healthy Fit Kids so I could support other parents to give their children their best & healthiest life possible.
I am a qualified Early Childhood Educator, also studying a year of Psychology. Then going back to study a Bachelor of Human Services in Child & Family Studies.
My experience of working with kids is quite wide which I believe has been helpful in understanding the dilemmas parents face and what support and resources will help. Also knowing that each family is unique with their needs and children are complete individuals so no one size fits all. Kids don't fit an exact mould of what we think they should be! Never have and never will.
I have worked with children in a wide range of settings in both Australia and America. My roles have been a Camp Counselor, live in Nanny, Youth Worker, School Holidays Program Supervisor, After School Hours Care Supervisor, Group Leader, Kindergarten Committee President and Relief Worker.
I get how hard this parenting gig can be.... I truly understand the craziness of life with kids.
Trying to fit it all in is difficult and some days feels impossible.
It took me many years after becoming a mother to work this out, but I now know that my own cup must be over flowing for me to be the best version of myself so I can give my children (and husband) their best life. If my cup is empty, I have nothing left to give to anyone else.
I am a big believer in the parents, (both mums and dads) being happy and filling their own cups so they can then give more to their families. Then all the rest can happen much more smoothly. If you are happy and healthy as a parent, this will truly help you to really connect with your children and be present while they are young and at home with you.
We only get one life, let your kids see you living it, be in the moment with them, remember what is truly important to you and make sure you know how awesome you are and how great of a job you are doing!!! x