Family by family. That is how communities are built and it’s also how they crumble. We have become so used to building and managing communities at scale, trusting in big business to create jobs and government to mop up when things go wrong, that we can feel isolated and disempowered when we hear that our famous “battlers” are really doing it hard. That’s why Family By Family has caught our attention. Its mission and vision is to see families thrive, not just survive, and it does it by finding, coaching and linking up families who then develop each others’ networks and goals. It’s not political, religious, government or judgemental, and that’s why we’re talking with family coaches, Leanne Evans and Emma Johnston, Karen Lewis Operations Manager and Kylie Spilsbury (member of a sharing family) to find out more.

We discuss

  • How families are experts
  • Why it is important not to be from government or a religious organisation
  • How families work with each other
  • What it means to be family
  • How to cope at Christmas
  • How to manage alcohol consumption in family settings

Suggested Tweet text: Celebrating the pain and joy of #Christmas, #family by family, on #TheAdelaideShow.

Also appearing in the Family Christmas episode

A dry Christmas in Rundle Mall

In the musical pilgrimage, we’ll hear You Don’t Have To Wait For Christmas Day

The SA Drink Of The Week is …Di Giorgio Family Lucindale Cabernet Sauvignon

In IS IT NEWS, Nigel tests us on families in Adelaide.

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TIME SEGMENT
00:00:00 Outtake
AJ and Caitlin from episode 17 in 2013 on thoughts about Santa
00:00:42 Theme
Theme and introduction. Our original theme song in full is here, Adelaidey-hoo.
00:02:52 SA Drink Of The Week
Di Giorgio Family Lucindale Cabernet Sauvignon … tasting notes
00:15:00 Items Without Notice
Samela Harris: Adelaide City Council, Rundle Street Traders… What wanton idiocy possessed you to fill the city centre with cut living trees and then neglect them, unloved and undecorated, to a fate of ugly, shrivelling finality in the relentless heat of our spartan Rundle Mall? This wins my all-time award for depressing, wasteful, sorry Christmas decorations. Shame, Adelaide. Shame.
00:23:06 Leanne Evans, Emma Johnston, Karen Lewis and Kylie Spilsbury
Family by family. That is how communities are built and it’s also how they crumble. We have become so used to building and managing communities at scale, trusting in big business to create jobs and government to mop up when things go wrong, that we can feel isolated and disempowered when we hear that our famous “battlers” are really doing it hard. That’s why Family By Family has caught our attention. Its mission and vision is to see families thrive, not just survive, and it does it by finding, coaching and linking up families who then develop each others’ networks and goals. It’s not political, religious, government or judgemental, and that’s why we’re talking with family coaches, Leanne Evans and Emma Johnston, Karen Lewis Operations Manager and Kylie Spilsbury (member of a sharing family) to find out more. Welcome to the Adelaide Show family.
01:15:20 Is It News?
The news history quiz with Nigel Dobson-Keeffe. Read the stories. They get published each Sunday.
00:00:00 Adelaide Visa Council
No case this week.
01:35:05 Musical Pilgrimage
And our song this week is You Don’t Have To Wait For Christmas Day by Dino Jag, selected by our musical curator Dan Drummond.
01:42:37 Outtake
¬†Extended pilates session … And to all a good night … Thanks Helen

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