Flourishing with a Newborn in the House

2015 was a year of many developments for our family, the biggest of which was falling pregnant. As I looked ahead to this year – the year our third child will join the family – some distinct phrases came to mind. Phrases like “survival mode” and “complete write-off” and “barely coping”. There are many wonderful things about newborn babies, but I know from experience that the first several months are a hard slog. Continue reading “Flourishing with a Newborn in the House”

MOPS – a meeting place for Mums

cake“My best friend introduced me to MOPS a little over a year ago and it has helped me in all ways. MOPS = Mothers of Preschoolers and it’s a Mothers’ group where you can come and your child gets looked after by carers while you get to sit with other mums. You can talk, have a coffee and some yummy morning tea, have a laugh or even a cry if you need to. During my relationship I lost a lot of confidence and MOPS helped me get it back and be ‘me’ again! Not just ‘mum’, I got to be Tamira again, if you know what I mean. I love it so much…
It’s also helped me to become a better cook! I made it a personal goal to always make something home made when I bring morning tea, so now I can make slices and lots of home baked goodies ….”

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Welcome to the MOPS blog for 2016!

What do I say to introduce you to myself, and the M♡PS Australia blog for 2016?
Hi! My name is Linda Alfredsson. I’m new here.L plate

My friends will tell you that I’m not usually stumped for words but…today I’m feeling a bit nervous.  This is my first blog post in my new role as Blog Administrator for M♡PS Australia. I’m pretty sure I don’t know what I’m doing yet but, if you’ll have me, I’m happy to stay and give it my best shot.

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Preparing for the Next Stage (the best you can)

Because I was going to be home with our baby boy anyway, we decided not to send our twin girls to Kindergarten.  So in the months leading up to their first day of school we did our best to get them prepared for the journey of learning that lay ahead of them.  But in a way, it was me who needed the training!

I mean, we are expected to provide them with a packed lunch… everyday!

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