Are you a confident mum? Are any of us totally confident mums? Motherhood can make us feel like we are drowning and confidence is the boost we need to keep us afloat. I have found that being confident in myself has really helped me in my mothering journey.
But HOW do we become more confident? Continue reading “Become a confident mum”
We all need relationships and this is especially true when we become mothers. We were created to interact with others and do life together. We need friends but sometimes in the midst of motherhood it can be a challenge to find your people. Continue reading “Find your people”
Self-care! Self-care! SELF-CARE!! We hear it a lot, don’t we? We need to do it. We should do it. It’s important. But life is sooo busy! Especially with young families. “The kids need me!” I hear mums say. “It’s a selfish thing to take time for myself” or “I should be able to just get on with it, shouldn’t I?”. Continue reading “How and why you should make self-care a priority”
We are well and truly into the new year (how is it February already?!) and, I know for a lot of people, 2020 may already feel too busy. Finding the seemingly irretrievable balance in life is a constant struggle for many of us. We want to live our lives to the full but simply end up with full schedules instead. We need blank space in our weeks. Continue reading “Blank space”
I don’t know about all of you but 2019 was certainly a big year for me! As a rather emotional being, I always get a little sad when a year comes to an end. BUT there is always much to look forward to in the year to come. Including the MOPS theme for 2020 “To The Full”! Continue reading “Farewell 2019! Welcome 2020!”
We are in the busiest time of the year. We run around with our children, attending Christmas functions, end of school/kindy/sports assemblies. We are closing up studies, school, work and extra curricular activities. At the same time we are running households and family in the midst of trying to make this time special, buy presents, plan the family holiday, do holiday activities and do things to make special memories.
I don’t know about you but I find it hard to look after myself in these busy times. Continue reading “Take a rest from the busyness of Christmas”
When my twin girls were toddlers, a friend minded them one evening for me. She later relayed a funny moment. When the girls went upstairs to bed, it was noted that dolly had fallen off the edge of the bed and was on the floor. Twin 2, quite indignant with hands on hips, told my friend, “I told teddy to look after her but clearly he wasn’t listening”. Continue reading “STOP! in the name of love”
Do you ever get to the end of your day and wonder if you even achieved anything? “Busy” is our most common response when asked how we are and yet we can still feel like we aren’t doing anything with our days. How can both be true? Continue reading “Always fighting fires – how to avoid feeling “busy” everyday but getting nothing done”
Today is one of those days. The one where motherhood feels all-consuming and I cannot help but be envious of the life I had before the wailing kids, nappy changes, cold meals and exhaustion at the end of a day as a stay-at-home-mum to my two young boys. Continue reading “Wrestling with envy”
I’m a giver by nature. In other words, I get a real buzz out of helping others. I suppose that’s what made me choose to be a teacher, then a school chaplain, a Street Pastor and a MOPS leader. They are all roles in which you can love other people, look out for them, and look after them. I find that when I ask someone, “How are you?”, they tell me their life story. And I’m happy to listen.
However, being a giver comes at a cost. Continue reading “Making room for you”