These clever mining kids have made it onto Behind The News with their mining t-shirts. Well done Sam Ranford and Deegan Dealtry.
Loneliness is such a crappy feeling. It can leave you feeling blue even when you're in a crowd of people. Psychologist Jane Dodding's advice? Be realistic in your expectations. Plan ahead if you know certain situations are worse than others. And remember that loneliness is a feeling, not a fact, so try to distract yourself. http://www.miningfm.com.au/ask-our-experts/psychologist.html
We're all pretty good at fitting more hours into the day. But when you run out of available time, what's next? Careers specialist Therese Lardner suggests focusing on energy instead of time, and being 'curious' about energy-saving strategies.http://www.miningfm.com.au/ask-our-…/careers-specialist.html
Health guru Mareike Bout always looks great, feels great and loves sharing her award-winning health strategies with others. If you want what she's having, Mareike suggests being flexible, allowing for setbacks and planning for success one step at a time. http://www.miningfm.com.au/ask-our-experts/health-guru
Deb Russo, aka A FIFO wife, has spent more Christmases apart from her FIFO husband than with him by her side. No biggie. She says it helps to relieve the stress of making everything perfect. Her advice? Delegate the Christmas chores, go with flow and play with the kids. http://www.miningfm.com.au/ask-our-exper…/oil-a-gas-mum.html
Travelling with a toddler these holidays? Oh the joy! Our Miner's Girl Sarah Long has been journeying across NSW all year with her toddler co-pilot, Mini Miner, and has some innovative tips for anyone travelling over summer. http://www.miningfm.com.au/ask-our-exp…/the-miners-girl.html
Alicia Ranford has written many Christmas columns since we launched the MFM website, and this year she realised they all involve cooking! So here are three of her fab recipes - perfect for your festive lunch or sending up on site to your beloved worker away. http://www.miningfm.com.au/ask-our-experts/mfm-creator.html
Christmas is a perfect time to model positive coping skills to your children, and to reflect on everything that's great in your life. So if you're apart this Christmas, watch your thinking. Spoil yourself. Plan something special for next time you're together. And remember, there's no law that says you can't celebrate Christmas on a different day! http://www.miningfm.com.au/…/1301-celebrating-christmas-acr…
So proud of clever Sam Ranford and his school mate Deegan Dealtry...
Check out this amazing new t-shirt range for mining families, designed by a pair of clever South Australian mining kids. Buy them direct from our Mining Family Matters FB page. Printed on quality t-shirts in four colours, Pretty Rooster tees are available for both kids and adults and priced from just $27.95 (including delivery). Order now to get your tees by Christmas. AND PLEASE enter coupon code FREESHIPPING at checkout for free delivery within Australia.
Mining Family Matters creator Alicia Ranford knows how hard it can be when friends and family don't get the FIFO lifestyle. Here she offers some nice advice on how to deal with it. http://www.miningfm.com.au/ask-our-experts/mfm-creator.html