A glance in the rear vision mirror before we proceed

I have a 16 year old son who is learning to drive.  He has only just this week sat for his Learner’s licence, and so it has begun with the basic foundational principles, like the importance of checking your mirrors before you move off.

Coming to the end of another calendar year, I thought we could take a quick look in the rear vision mirror before we move off into a New Year. Continue reading “A glance in the rear vision mirror before we proceed”

The 12 day birthday party

What do you think of when you hear the date December 26th? Perhaps it’s Boxing Day and you’re out hitting the sales. Or maybe you think of it as recovery day. You know, that day when you know you’ve survived Christmas and now it’s time to stay in bed, preferably with the covers pulled over your head. It’s the day you eat the Christmas leftovers and wonder how your children are already bored with their new toys. Magical may not be the word that comes to mind. Continue reading “The 12 day birthday party”

MOPS leaders honoured

MOPS is about encouraging and equipping mums of young kids to be the best mums they can be and helping women realise their potential as leaders. Each year the Board of MOPS Australia counts it a privilege to honour MOPS leaders across the country who give generously in time and energy to serve mums in their communities. Continue reading “MOPS leaders honoured”

Preparing for the teenage years starts here

Every now and then a mum will receive feedback that they have done something right!

One of these moments came for me when my daughter was in high school.  She showed me one of her essays and in this paragraph I found confirmation of much that I had hoped for and anticipated as a parent. Continue reading “Preparing for the teenage years starts here”