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”
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”
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”
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”
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.