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”
Upon entering the SA MOPS conference my heart instantly felt full. The room was full of colour, fun and laughter. Throughout the night we played games that really encouraged us to have more fun, we feasted on lots and lots of delicious food, and shared in great conversation.
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”
I am a forward planner, always thinking of my next project or what needs to happen next with the project I’m currently working on. I do find it hard to live in the moment because my mind is always racing ahead with ideas and plans, ready to take the next step before I’ve even really stopped to look at the one I’ve just taken. And this blog post is no different – I’ve got some really exciting news to share about this time next year! Continue reading “This time next year…”
There are memories that I can only share with my brother as he is the only one who experienced them with me. Continue reading “Quenching the spark – aiming for sibling loyalty”
I am invincible! Did you know that?
I am that one mum who actually can make homemade baked goods each day, say ‘yes’ to every play date and birthday party invitation, keep my house clean, volunteer at school, be involved in my kids sports and in the community all while working part time. I can also get to the gym three times a week, commit to a mum’s netball team, show up at church looking put together with a tribe of children in tow, and maintain a vibrant relationship with my kids, friends, family and, of course, my husband.
Invincible I tell you! Continue reading “Burn out”
My friend at work is a jeweller and it fascinates me listening to how she goes about designing and making her works of art. Continue reading “Not giving up on marriage”
13 - 14 September 2019 Location: Camp Clayton, Turners Beach North West Coast, Tasmania
The ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ soundtrack is playing in the background as the evening begins with intentional elements demonstrating ideas about living life TO THE FULL! Continue reading “Girls having fun – at Tassie MOPS Conference”