Come ‘Just as You Are’

One of the catch cries of MOPS is that you can come, “just as you are”, and you will find warmth and acceptance.

From Kylie Walls_BannerThis means you can turn up at MOPS without your makeup or perfectly straightened hair. You can share that your kids had weetbix for tea last night because you didn’t have the energy to cook and that your three and half year old is still not toilet trained and you are at your wits end. Continue reading “Come ‘Just as You Are’”

The Power of Noticing Goodness

city-street-1149101__180I remember my first year of teaching well. I was a country girl, recently married and had just moved to the big city. The school I was sent to was an inner city primary school and the street on which it was located was notorious for prostitution and drug dealing!

(It would have been nice to know that before I stopped off at a café for coffee and later learnt, with great hilarity from my colleagues, that the particular place I had chosen was known to have the worst reputation for drug trafficking in the area!) Continue reading “The Power of Noticing Goodness”

Through my Children’s Eyes

SarahGuy_IMG_5394-950x633Here is a universal truth – no matter how good my eyesight is, I can’t see what another person sees. According to psychologists, one of the fundamental stages in theory of mind is to recognise that different people think different things. And that other people want different things. (My youngest child isn’t there yet, he still assumes I want to talk Minecraft strategies by the hour.) Continue reading “Through my Children’s Eyes”