I don’t seem to be able to concentrate well today. As I write this, teenager number two has gone back to school for the first time. I am picking her up as we don’t want her catching the bus. Our dog, who has spent the last two months cuddled up to her, has spent the … Continue reading From the National Convenor
This week at DFA there is a growing desperation for some of our hairdressers to open and relief that some children are back in school. Our experiences at the moment are varied. This week we listened to this Brenè Brown podcast titled ‘Permission to Feel’. In it she interviews Dr. Marc Brackett. There is so … Continue reading Update from the DFA Convenor
They say that isolation has 3 stages. Excitement for being able to work from home in your PJ’s all day to setting into a routine and than realising that you crave human interaction again. I believe most of us can experience all 3 of these in a matter of minutes. Isolation started for us on … Continue reading My routine for lockdown
We’re wearing unicorn masks to team video conference meetings, listening to Brenè Brown podcasts and swapping stories about Anzac Day, kids and schooling. That’s how things are in DFA at the moment. We’re also still here advocating for Defence Families. In this podcast Brenè talks about having what she calls a ‘family gap plan’. She … Continue reading Update from the DFA Convenor
Thanks to Mrs Mully an Australian military partner currently living in the USA for a posting for her thoughts on the current pandemic. COVID-19 has changed the world as we knew it and the effects have been devastating. They are especially devastating for those families who have lost loved ones! The effects have also been … Continue reading In unsettling times, we can ALL do our part.
Over the month of March 2020 DFA hosted a First Five Years webinar for families of each of the three ADF Services. We asked the Deputy Service Chiefs to talk about what to expect from a Services perspective such as how much the member will be away and in what locations. And we asked the … Continue reading The First Five Years as an ADF Partner: Navy