Wonder Hope 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 February 2017
Chatting with friends at the beginning of the year we meandered upon the topic of our “word” for 2017. It’s a habit I eavesdropped from the wonderful world of blogging and I liked the sound of … “a word for the year”.
It’s the idea that a chosen word becomes the inspiration, goal and motto for the year to come. 2016 for me became the year of “Simplify.” For me it was a focus for my thoughts and actions; a reminder; a catch phrase. 2016 was anything but simple!
12 December 2016
When was the last time you went star gazing?
We used to go to a place called Swimcart Beach on Tasmania’s pristine East coast. It was perfect for stargazing because it was removed from the light pollution we get from being near a population centre. We would lie on a blanket, (this is Tassie so we had a good few layers of clothing on, including a beanie, and a fire as well) and just gaze upwards.
05 December 2016
What an emotional, beautiful and teary day I have had. My daughter is now six. Where has this time gone? I was just looking at her baby pics. I remember that day so well; I had my girl, my beautiful precious daughter. I stared in awe for hours, dreaming and praying for her future.
14 November 2016
On any given fortnight, almost 3000 mums around the country are supported, encouraged and inspired by a MOPS group. At MOPS those mums can be honest with one another about the hard week they’re having, complete something as simple as a conversation without being interrupted, and learn something about themselves, their partner and their kids.
26 September 2016
This morning was one of those mornings.
My son slept in and woke up crying over not wanting to do his speech at school next week.
My toddler didn’t want me to put her down, didn’t want to get dressed; basically anything I asked her to do she fought me over.