Many years ago, when I was working on an Easter talk early one morning, my son woke up and came down to see me. He was obviously reading some of my talk and asking me about it. I must have written something about the hollow Easter eggs being just like Jesus’ empty tomb. He said he liked the ‘hollow eggs that were full of God’s love!’.
Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be awesome. It’s one saying that I’ve come across and love. Sometimes, in the imperfect moments of motherhood, there is still so much fun and joy to be found. Continue reading “Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be awesome”
When it comes to perfume I’m a floral girl, and for many years ‘Paris’ by Yves St Laurent or ‘Beautiful’ by Estee Lauder have been my go to fragrances. I didn’t realise how significant fragrance was until I smelled ‘Devon Violets’ one day and was instantly drawn to memories of my late grandmother. When one of my daughters was away from home for a while, she took with her something she had sprayed with my fragrance to give her comfort during the separation. To her, my fragrance meant warmth and love. What’s your ‘fragrance’?
What does MOPS mean to you? What difference has it made in your life? I think over my own involvement with MOPS since my daughter was born in 2011. MOPS was a place of refuge where I built long-lasting friendships. Then it became a place where I could bring the unique parts of myself to make a difference for others and grow as a leader. Maybe you can relate and love being a part of your local MOPS group. Perhaps your days of being actively involved with MOPS are over but you still cherish those memories and relationships. We have created the Friends of MOPS Australia program for you. Continue reading “Your opportunity to make a difference- Friends of MOPS Australia”
Firstly, I want to acknowledge that this is my own personal reflection and experience of raising a child with a disability. I know that this experience is as different for everyone, as our children’s abilities and challenges are different.
How special do you feel as a Mum when your kids choose to tell you how much they love you? It’s usually on Mother’s Day, when someone gives our kids an opportunity to produce a card or gift. We receive cards with loving verses expounding our virtues. Truth be told though, it can often be another 12 months before anyone even thinks about it again, let alone puts pen to paper to express it. But appreciating ‘Mum’ is something we can do anytime. Continue reading “Appreciating ‘Mum’”
In mothering, we can be overwhelmed by many things – the weight of responsibility, uncertainties, our perceived failures, the ‘aloneness’, and frustrations. We may be angered by the way our kids speak to us; and we may regret how we speak to our kids. We can easily lose our happy selves. And if it’s not the kids, it can be something else, like Covid! So thus year I have decided to have a HAPPY New year. Continue reading “A HAPPY New Year”
There are joys, frustrations and concerns throughout the different seasons of motherhood. From being a clueless first time mum with a newborn to a mum with a toddler & a baby to raising school aged children, teenagers and young adults. There are joys and challenges that come with each stage. Though as our children and families grow, we mums grow as well. When you’re struggling to deal with one young child and you realise you are pregnant, you may think ‘How am I going to cope’? But the second child comes along and you cope because you grow and adapt to meet the challenges of this new season. Continue reading “Seasons of motherhood”
In the chaos and logistics of raising a young family, it can be easy to get lost in the never ending to-do list (like feeds, laundry, nappies, and cleaning). We can easily forget to keep the romance alive in our marriage. It’s Valentine’s Day, so why not take a look at our round-up of posts on marriage and romance. Continue reading “Marriage and Romance”
Often when we think of making a difference, we think it needs to be something BIG to leave an impact, and must take lots of time and effort. While this is sometimes true, it is also the case that even small acts of love and kindness can make a huge difference in someone’s day, and help to leave a legacy of love wherever we go. Continue reading “Small acts of love and kindness”