My day starts the night before.
Washing the bottles. Boiling the kettle.
Prepping the baby bag…making sure I haven’t accidentally left a letter with my address on it inside.
Continue reading “Diary Of A Foster Mum”
I see it in every personality test I’ve ever done over the years. That one word that makes it easy to identify which box or column or group of letters I belong to best – Perfectionist! Continue reading “Letting go of Perfect”
Today as my children wake me up with their buttery fingers and vegemite smeared faces, I will think of when you woke up to a quiet home and an empty womb, dreams of little fingers wrapped around yours seemingly far away. Continue reading “I will think of you”
Mums are amazing creations of God. God certainly knew what he was doing when he created mothers. With Mothers’ Day fast approaching I want to honour all mums for the wonderful job you do. Continue reading “A day to honour Mothers”
Parenting can be a tough gig. Having children with additional needs adds another dimension that only those who experience it really understand. All the joys and struggles of being a parent are there, along with extra challenges. At times this can be be isolating. Continue reading “Parenting Special Needs Children”
My mother often said… ‘If the shoe fits, wear it’. She used it in a number of circumstances but importantly to highlight that if you choose shoes that don’t fit, you’re going to come to grief. Continue reading “Shoes that fit”
Being a parent is joyous, overwhelming, extraordinary and exasperating.
Before I became a mum I had often heard that what you want as a parent is ‘happy kids’.
I absolutely want happy kids. But I also want loving kids. Compassionate kids. Confident kids. Kids living to their full potential. Continue reading “Raising Compassionate Kids”
What comes to mind when I say “be gutsy”? Maybe you think of skydiving, karaoke, mountain climbing or public speaking. Maybe you think of letting your child go on a tall climbing frame, pulling out the glitter or splashing in muddy puddles. Maybe just getting out of bed in the morning and facing a new day takes guts. Continue reading “Be Gutsy!”
Forgiveness is one of the most powerful expressions a human can make towards another. It has implications for everyone involved. Continue reading “Free to forgive”
Much of our life is built around hope. Hope stimulates change for the better.
When you cuddled your new baby for the first time, what did you hope for him or her? When you look at your children what do you hope for them?
I remember the hopes … they started early. Continue reading “The hope of Easter”