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”
When my daughter turned 18 she had a fairy/pirate children’s themed birthday party complete with children’s party games. Continue reading “Catering for Special Diets”
My son started full time school this year and while I knew it would be a challenge for him, I didn’t expect it to be quite so taxing on the whole family as well. Continue reading “Burning Up”
A few years ago, I was at my kitchen sink looking out of the window as I did another round of dishes. My eyes focused in on the bottlebrush tree directly in line with the window. Continue reading “Reigniting your spark – finding joy through gratefulness”
As a new mum there was one phrase that just about made me gag… mothers group… ARGHH!! Continue reading “Welcome at MOPS”
Perhaps you have just finished your first week of being a school mum. Or maybe you are like me, and your fourth child has just entered the world of formal education.
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?”