The Most Courageous Decision I’ve Ever Made

The box of tissues made me laugh.

They were the first thing I noticed when we walked into the marriage counsellor’s office that day. That neat box of tissues, sitting in the middle of the table, between the water jug and two glasses.

I suppressed a chuckle. Does he think we’re going to end up in tears? I wondered silently. Continue reading “The Most Courageous Decision I’ve Ever Made”

Reframing regret, and other u-turn moments

I read somewhere recently that there were certain things that you should do in your 20s to avoid regrets in your 30s and 40s.

Well, it’s too late for me, I just turned 41, and so I read on to see what I had missed out on :D. Continue reading “Reframing regret, and other u-turn moments”

Free to lead

There are currently around 7.6 billion people in the world and I’m pretty certain they’ve all had a mother. These mothers are all different shapes, colours, sizes and have all had different life experiences. They mostly all adore the child that they get to call their own and that love is mostly returned fiercely. Some are loud and hilarious and others are quiet and kind, while others are adventurous and others nurturing. Very few are all of these things. Continue reading “Free to lead”

Money Matters 

The worst conversation about money is the one you never have.

Now, they tell us that couples will always argue about money. It’s understandable, too. We need it to survive, and it often has roots in the way that we were raised- the same fears, habits, and attitudes. We were all taught in different ways by our parents and, as we grow families of our own, the task then becomes ours to manage the household. Continue reading “Money Matters “

Be Gutsy!

What comes to mind when I say “be gutsy”? Maybe you think of skydiving, karaoke, mountain climbing or public speaking. Maybe you think of letting your child go on a tall climbing frame, pulling out the glitter or splashing in muddy puddles. Maybe just getting out of bed in the morning and facing a new day takes guts. Continue reading “Be Gutsy!”

MOPS leaders honoured – 2017

MOPS is about encouraging and equipping mums of young kids to be the best mums they can be and helping women realise their potential as leaders. Each year the Board of MOPS Australia counts it a privilege to honour MOPS leaders across the country who give generously in time and energy to serve mums in their communities. Continue reading “MOPS leaders honoured – 2017”

Letting Go of Fear Based Parenting – Insight from a recent Caesarean Study

This week controversial headlines have flashed across my newsfeed on more than one occasion announcing that a study at Melbourne University has found that children born via caesarean section perform worse than those born via vaginal birth (1).  Continue reading “Letting Go of Fear Based Parenting – Insight from a recent Caesarean Study”