There’s an article in Tend the Flame: A Mentor’s Guide that is way too good for Mentors to keep all to themselves! So I’m sharing it here for all MOPS leaders. It’s an affirmation of the MOPS ‘method’ written by Tracey Solomon who is a Board Member for MOPS International and a Mentor in her local MOPS group. Continue reading “The MOPS Method”
Perhaps you have just finished your first week of being a school mum. Or maybe you are like me, and your fourth child has just entered the world of formal education.
I love the start of a new year. Blank pages in a diary. A new calendar hanging on the wall. A blank slate, with days that stretch ahead full of the unknown. I also love filling those pages, making plans, organising myself, my family and others. Continue reading “Finding Your Fire in 2019”
It seems like just yesterday I was writing to you about the new theme for 2018 and, here we are, just 9 sleeps away from another Christmas Day and once again it is time for me to bid you farewell for another blog year. Continue reading “Farewell, adieu, and a peek into next year!”
If you knew without a doubt when your son or daughter was born, that they would be the Prime Minister of Australia in their 30s, would it change the way you raised them? Continue reading “Mary, Did You Know?”
I love to entertain. I love big, noisy dinner parties with lots of guests, food and good conversation. Yet for many years we did not host Christmas for my husband’s family. The reason? I was still not Italian, not Catholic and not right for Carlo in their eyes and, for me, Christmas with my in-laws was a difficult time. Continue reading “Conflict at Christmas”
Have you heard the term Advent mentioned around Christmas? Have you wondered what it is about? If you are anything like I used to be, you have heard of Advent but thought it was some old-school church concept that didn’t have relevance to me. My perception began to change when I had my daughter. Continue reading “What’s the story with Advent?”
When my firstborn daughter was 3 months old, I went back to work two days a week. I was 23 years old, and had only been working for a year since graduating university when I had her. So my husband and I decided that I would work part time, while my daughter stayed with my mother for one day a week and with him on the other. Continue reading “I Don’t Know How You Do It”
SA Conference, 21-22 September 2018
CWA Hall, Tanunda
As Conference Coordinator I get a chance to view conference from an entirely different perspective. Continue reading “The Making of a Conference”
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!”