Wonder Hope Kindness

  • Marriage Journaling – a Guide to Getting Started

    02 October 2017

    Remember the last thing your husband said that made you laugh? Or what you dreamed about on your honeymoon? Or an adventure you went on together, where things didn’t go as planned but you had a good time any way?

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  • Secret Agents

    28 August 2017

    Recently my 8 year old daughter, who is an enthusiastic ‘ideas girl’, came to me and asked if we could play a round of Secret Agents.

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  • Is your glass half full?

    21 August 2017

     

    Do you struggle with seeing the good in life?  How do you answer the ‘is the glass half-full, or half-empty’ question?

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  • Concrete World   

    07 August 2017

    I’ve always had an inconvenient sense of humour. It comes from being of a part my family- we don’t handle ‘serious’ as well as we should. If there’s an inappropriate time to make a joke, we will find it, and then be found hiding somewhere laughing until we cry together.

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  • Joy

    03 July 2017

    There is a lot of talk around society today about how being a mum is hard; the sacrifices of our body, our time, and our dreams. However, as my children are starting to grow from newborns to independent little souls that are wilful and wonderful (all at the same time!) I have been reflecting on what it means to find joy as a mum.

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  • Ripples of kindness

    29 May 2017

    Have you ever watched a mother encouraging her child to be kind? She might be encouraging her child to use kind words, show good manners, or be considerate in their actions, such as sharing or taking turns.

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  • Starlight – memoirs of an ASD Mum

    08 May 2017

    I’ll be completely honest- it’s been a rough week. There are times when I feel as if I’m raising my family on the edge of a cliff, constantly terrified that the whole household is only inches away from complete disaster. We’ve had phone calls from the school, unexpected appliance trouble and a dog who is mysteriously lame, for no reason we or the vet can determine.

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  • 5 Ways to Love Your Kids

    17 April 2017

    Motherhood is all about giving… but often we give our kids all the wrong things: the things that clutter our minds and homes, the things that society says are essential or the things that we think would have made our childhoods so much better.
    So here are 5 things that you can give them that will be of benefit. Doing them won’t necessarily be easy but it will be worth it.

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  • You’re Beautiful – A Foster Mum story

    03 April 2017

    All of my little ones have a song (those who stay with us for a few months at least). When little Miss Z arrived, fussy and tiny, I sang to her the first song that popped into my head, “You are Beautiful” by James Blunt.  I didn’t remember all the words but it instantly calmed her and for the first time our eyes connected.

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  • Unexpected joy

    13 March 2017

    I have read lots of posts about pregnancy loss. I experienced an ectopic pregnancy when my first child was only 2 years old and had to process the loss of that little life as well as the very real risk to my own life. I have grieved with friends who have held their dying baby in their arms, those who have struggled for months and years to fall pregnant only to experience loss again and again. I have shed tears with them and cried when I got to experience the first sounds of a precious heartbeat growing deep in their womb and celebrated when they have finally held that much-anticipated child in their arms.

    I understand the grief of loss and the need for consolation and understanding.

    But I did not anticipate the grief of unwanted/unplanned pregnancy; the fact that no-one knows what to say or do to help; or the way it would change my life.

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