What comes to mind when you hear ‘messy play’? Sick in your stomach? Excited? Indifferent? There is always a range of responses whenever I speak on this topic in MOPS groups. In the day-to-day activities that come with parenthood, messy play may be a blip on your radar that you haven’t even considered before. Continue reading “Surrender daringly to the notion of messy play”
Motherhood – What’s the big deal? I work full-time and I help out around the house. All the mother of my children does is… everything else. Continue reading “Motherhood – What’s the big deal?”
My day did not start well. By 9:30am I was sitting on my kitchen floor crying my eyes out… Continue reading “Some days…”
Christmas: a celebration we love! From the presents, celebrating with family and friends, holidays, warm sunny days, Myer window displays, to huge Christmas trees opulently decorated with twinkling lights! Continue reading “Remember the Cross this Easter”
Can you believe school holidays are almost upon us again? Didn’t we just start the year?
Continue reading “School holidays are here!”
I’m not sure there is anything that can prepare you for delivering heartbreaking news to your children. It was November 2011 and I knew there was something very wrong with Jason, my husband. I had been joking around for two weeks telling him he probably had leukaemia, never dreaming that it could be possible. Continue reading “When my husband had cancer…”
I remember when my children were babies and toddlers, and people would often remark to me that ‘the days are long but the years are short’.
Yesterday I listened to a Ted talk on forgiveness. The speaker said we should not define a person by one bad day or one event. That made me think of a day when Jessica, my autistic daughter, was about 5 years old.
Do you find yourself reflecting on what life has handed you? Or hasn’t handed you? Do you sometimes wonder ‘What if?’ or ‘Why?’
I do. Continue reading “Loving The Life You Didn’t Choose”