25 August 2014
It’s a word that little ones will use with great gusto once they know the meaning of it. Often they will do the complete opposite to what their parents are communicating when they hear this word being used. Do you need any more clues? We could play charades. Two letters…one syllable.
That’s right, you guessed it – NO.
04 August 2014
How do you get your children to help around the house? Well, you begin by teaching them when they’re still toddlers.
It’s usually easier to just do chores by yourself than to teach your three-year-old how to help. But when they’re young is the time to start sowing seeds of responsibility. It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth the effort.
28 July 2014
I first saw this poem in Corrie Ten Boom’s house/museum in Holland. She had a piece of tapestry framed front and back with glass and this poem beside it.
19 June 2014
Thoughts of change excite our imagination and fill us with possibilities of what could be and yet the decision to make a change is enough to send many of us into a cold sweat, often causing us to live uncomfortably within our comfort zone.
Why is it that contemplating change makes us nervous and resistant? Maybe it’s the loss of identity, position or relationships we have long cultivated and the lack of confidence in future prospects that keep us from moving on when our heart is calling us to something new.
16 June 2014What kind of gardener are you?I love my garden – I do a bit of weeding and pruning, planting and shaping new garden beds, but there is opportunity to do so much more. I could have a veggie patch the envy of my neighbours or a green house boasting seedling of all sorts. So I guess I only loosely deserve the title ’gardener’, because I’m not quite ‘there’ yet.