The tip of the iceberg (lettuce)

love-1139688__180 (1)Why is it so hard to say sorry to the people who matter the most? Like hubby, like children, like mum or mother in law?  Why is it even harder to ask for their forgiveness!

The first time someone asked me for forgiveness, I was struck by their humbleness, their honesty, their genuineness.  It wasn’t like accidentally bumping someone in the supermarket and saying, “Oh sorry!”, or forgetting an extra nappy at childcare and covering it up with a ‘sorry’.

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Making Passion a Priority

4415770896_4ce511b2e5_oIt has been said that sex makes little kids and having kids makes for little sex!

Unfortunately this is so true especially in the early years of parenting. Life can feel like an episode of ‘Survivor’ where each day we face a major battle just to keep everyone fed, clothed, relatively safe and the house in some sort of order; and making love to the one we love most can fall way down on our ‘to do’ list. There always seems to be something else that urgently needs our attention and energy – but nothing is more important than nurturing your relationship with the man you love.

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MOPS – a meeting place for Mums

cake“My best friend introduced me to MOPS a little over a year ago and it has helped me in all ways. MOPS = Mothers of Preschoolers and it’s a Mothers’ group where you can come and your child gets looked after by carers while you get to sit with other mums. You can talk, have a coffee and some yummy morning tea, have a laugh or even a cry if you need to. During my relationship I lost a lot of confidence and MOPS helped me get it back and be ‘me’ again! Not just ‘mum’, I got to be Tamira again, if you know what I mean. I love it so much…
It’s also helped me to become a better cook! I made it a personal goal to always make something home made when I bring morning tea, so now I can make slices and lots of home baked goodies ….”

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Welcome to the MOPS blog for 2016!

What do I say to introduce you to myself, and the M♡PS Australia blog for 2016?
Hi! My name is Linda Alfredsson. I’m new here.L plate

My friends will tell you that I’m not usually stumped for words but…today I’m feeling a bit nervous.  This is my first blog post in my new role as Blog Administrator for M♡PS Australia. I’m pretty sure I don’t know what I’m doing yet but, if you’ll have me, I’m happy to stay and give it my best shot.

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