A beauty routine can seem like a fantasy idea for many busy Mums. Before I was a mum, my beauty routine was fairly high maintenance. I enjoyed playing with eye-shadow and lipstick colours, learning how to get that perfect winged eyeliner. Contouring was new and fun; suddenly I was a magician who could make my nose all but vanish and my cheekbones magically appear.
We have come to the end of another MOPS year, and what a year it has been! It can be easy to pull back from life in the midst of the turmoil, loss and uncertainty that seemed to fill this year. The lessons of this year’s theme ‘To The Full’ were needed more than ever. Continue reading “Let’s ‘Decide to Rise’ for 2021”
I’ve come to realise that there is a certain type of tiredness that overtakes us as we near the end of the year. I’ve decided to name this season of tiredness ‘Term 4 fatigue’. Continue reading “‘Tis the season of tiredness.”
Summer is upon us here in Australia! Which, if you have school-aged children, means the summer holidays are almost here. Read on to to find out how to have a great summer holiday and enjoy the extra time with your kids. Continue reading “The ultimate guide to a great summer holiday”
Ever felt your body was so full you thought it would pop? Has your head ever had so many thoughts you felt dizzy? Has your heart ever been so broken you thought it would never beat again? The experiences of seasons of pressure.
If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these, keep reading. Continue reading “How do you “mum” during seasons of pressure?”
“I feel like I have no time for fun anymore,” I said to my husband in a moment of bleak honesty. “All I do is work after the kids are asleep, then go to bed.”
I had recently started working from home. While I was thankful to be bringing in some money, I was finding the transition to work-at-home mum a bit bumpy. Continue reading “Handling the transition to work-at-home mum”
I’m so sorry Mrs James, but you have breast cancer …..
Never ever did I ever expect to hear those words being spoken to me. Let alone at the age of 40.
But here I was on 1st March 2019, sitting with my husband in the doctor’s office in the Breast Clinic at Royal Perth Hospital, experiencing this almost out of body experience. Continue reading ““I’m sorry, but you have breast cancer.””
When I was a new mum, there was a lot of ‘free advice’ going around. I didn’t mind – I listened to it all and tried to make some sense of it for me. Continue reading “What to do with advice”
For many mums, the road to motherhood isn’t a straightforward one. There are twists and turns along the way. For some (myself included) the loss of a pregnancy and the grief that comes along are part of that journey. Continue reading “What to do with grief”
It’s Marriage Week here in Australia from 13 – 19 September. Marriage week is a coalition of the Christian Church and other organisations across Australia who are working together to offer positive resources, to help couples re-affirm the value of and commitment to their marriage. Continue reading “Marriage Week”