Being a mum

  • The 12 day birthday party

    11 December 2017

    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.

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  • Journey to Bethlehem

    04 December 2017

    We’re all familiar with Christmas card images of Mary on a donkey, travelling to Bethlehem with Joseph at her side.

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  • Christmas crafting with kids

    27 November 2017

    Christmas has long been a special time of the year, a time for families to be together and share special traditions, eat yummy food and enjoy each other. Children are at the centre of all of this. We see the wonder in their eyes and it kindles our hearts and warms our souls.

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  • 8 ways to get the most out of this Christmas.

    20 November 2017

    Christmas! – the most wonderful time of the year. The presents, the tinsel, the lights and the food! As children we spend all year waiting for it! As adults we spend all year saving for it 😉.

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  • Wonder Women

    13 November 2017

    Earlier this year, I saw “Wonder Woman” at the cinema. I had never read the comics or seen any of the earlier TV shows or movies, so I had nothing with which to compare it. I was inspired … to be wonderful!

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  • MOPS leaders honoured

    06 November 2017

    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.

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  • You’ve got this, Mum!

    30 October 2017

    Two years ago when I was a MOPS Mentor I gave a talk at my MOPS group on the over-done topic of self care, but it had a little bit of a twist to it.

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  • Preparing for the teenage years starts here

    23 October 2017

    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.

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  • Evaluating Your Disciplinary Methods

    16 October 2017

    All parents want to raise well-disciplined children, but not all forms of discipline work for all kids.

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  • The Skill of Reading Aloud

    09 October 2017

    Kids love a great story. But the way you read is just as important as what you read.

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