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”
We’ve all heard the saying, When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But, what does that mean, and what do we do with disappointment to prevent it from become all-consuming? Continue reading “When Life Hands You Lemons: What To Do With Disappointment”
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 “
My day starts the night before.
Washing the bottles. Boiling the kettle.
Prepping the baby bag…making sure I haven’t accidentally left a letter with my address on it inside.
Continue reading “Diary Of A Foster Mum”
I see it in every personality test I’ve ever done over the years. That one word that makes it easy to identify which box or column or group of letters I belong to best – Perfectionist! Continue reading “Letting go of Perfect”
Today as my children wake me up with their buttery fingers and vegemite smeared faces, I will think of when you woke up to a quiet home and an empty womb, dreams of little fingers wrapped around yours seemingly far away. Continue reading “I will think of you”
Mums are amazing creations of God. God certainly knew what he was doing when he created mothers. With Mothers’ Day fast approaching I want to honour all mums for the wonderful job you do. Continue reading “A day to honour Mothers”
Parenting can be a tough gig. Having children with additional needs adds another dimension that only those who experience it really understand. All the joys and struggles of being a parent are there, along with extra challenges. At times this can be be isolating. Continue reading “Parenting Special Needs Children”
My mother often said… ‘If the shoe fits, wear it’. She used it in a number of circumstances but importantly to highlight that if you choose shoes that don’t fit, you’re going to come to grief. Continue reading “Shoes that fit”