They say that the average four year old asks 1000 questions a day. As a parent of three, I have no problem with these statistics. My eldest ASD child cheerfully refers to himself as a questioner.
He’s not wrong. Continue reading “The house that the man built”
Grandparents make great babysitters. But that’s not the only role they serve.
Continue reading “A Grandparent’s Role”
Why is it so hard to say sorry to the people who matter the most? Like hubby, like children, like mum or mother in law? Why is it even harder to ask for their forgiveness!
The first time someone asked me for forgiveness, I was struck by their humbleness, their honesty, their genuineness. It wasn’t like accidentally bumping someone in the supermarket and saying, “Oh sorry!”, or forgetting an extra nappy at childcare and covering it up with a ‘sorry’.
Continue reading “The tip of the iceberg (lettuce)”
Do you ever get to the end of the week and feel like you never really stopped to have a break? Perhaps you look around your house, which seems to be in a constant state of chaos, and wonder why it doesn’t reflect your non-stop efforts? You certainly feel like you’re working all day, so what have you got to show for it?
Continue reading “The Good Kind of Rest”
When you look in the mirror… what do you see?
Do you say to yourself… Hmmm I can see a leader.
I suspect maybe not. Continue reading “The Girl In The Mirror”
It has been said that sex makes little kids and having kids makes for little sex!
Unfortunately this is so true especially in the early years of parenting. Life can feel like an episode of ‘Survivor’ where each day we face a major battle just to keep everyone fed, clothed, relatively safe and the house in some sort of order; and making love to the one we love most can fall way down on our ‘to do’ list. There always seems to be something else that urgently needs our attention and energy – but nothing is more important than nurturing your relationship with the man you love.
Continue reading “Making Passion a Priority”
“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 ….”
Continue reading “MOPS – a meeting place for Mums”
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.
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.
Continue reading “Welcome to the MOPS blog for 2016!”
The end of a year is always a good time to reflect. To reflect on what has been done, what has been achieved, where we have travelled, what is new, and what has stayed the same.
Continue reading “Reflecting on 2015”
Your kids won’t recall all the times you fed them and got them dressed for school — but they will remember family traditions or the times you surprised them with something special. Continue reading “Little Memories”