Have you ever felt reallllly sad, mad, or just plain bad? Whether it was feeling terrible about yourself or overwhelmed with life. Perhaps you were extremely tired and you just couldn’t seem to change your mood for the better.
It is hard enough trying to manage our own emotions let alone trying to teach our children to manage theirs. Am I right?! Continue reading “Help! My emotions are owning me!”
When I first had my baby, I discovered that some of my experiences were different from what other mothers had. I would hear mums talking about their big issues, which seemed to be these: Continue reading “Survival”
Tired of listening? Just don’t care anymore?
I’ve got just the list for you! Follow this and we’ll have you not listening in no time! Here we go. Continue reading “The Bad Listeners Guide for Anyone (willing to listen)”
What a delight and a privilege it has been for the MOPS Board to receive nominations for MOPS Awards from MOPS leaders around the country recognising the significant contribution of their fellow leaders. The Board considered each nomination and were again impressed with the dedication and commitment of so many wonderful leaders in our MOPS community. Continue reading “Roll out the red carpet.. it’s award season!!”
NSW/ACT MOPS Conference
21-22 September 2018
Tallong Outdoor Education and Retreat Centre
As we arrived at Tallong on Friday night we were personally welcomed to the venue, and lead down a winding path lit with glowing tin lanterns.
Continue reading “Finding our fire among the gumtrees”
The box of tissues made me laugh.
They were the first thing I noticed when we walked into the marriage counsellor’s office that day. That neat box of tissues, sitting in the middle of the table, between the water jug and two glasses.
I suppressed a chuckle. Does he think we’re going to end up in tears? I wondered silently. Continue reading “The Most Courageous Decision I’ve Ever Made”
MOPS Australia exists to encourage and equip mums of young children to realise their potential as mothers, women and leaders in relationship with Jesus, and in partnership with the local church. This mission statement not only applies to the women from communities all over Australia that walk into a MOPS group each fortnight, but to the women that serve by running these groups. This year, over 300 of those women gathered in various locations at our state leadership training conferences.
Continue reading “Refuelled”
I read somewhere recently that there were certain things that you should do in your 20s to avoid regrets in your 30s and 40s.
Well, it’s too late for me, I just turned 41, and so I read on to see what I had missed out on :D. Continue reading “Reframing regret, and other u-turn moments”
So, it’s been a rough few months for our family. We’ve had unexpected things go wrong, new schedules that we can’t keep up with, and seemingly a hundred appointments that I have either forgotten, misplaced or written down as the wrong day. Continue reading “Not okay, and that’s okay”
It has been said that your thoughts stimulate your feelings, which influence your behaviour, and lead to your life experiences.
So, where is your thinking leading you?! Continue reading “Whatcha thinkin’?”