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”
The school holidays are upon us! I have found that mothers tend to either react with joy or groan (inwardly or audibly) at the thought of their kids being home for two weeks straight. There’s no judgement here ladies! Whether you’re a working mum or a stay-at-home mum school holidays have the potential to be incredibly fun….and incredibly stressful.
As mothers of young children, our days are full of repetitious routines from feeding, bathing and changing nappies to entertaining our children. The constant demands of caring for our little ones can leave us with little time to properly look after ourselves, including our need for social relationship with other adults. Continue reading “Growing up with our children”
The NSW/ACT MOPS Leadership Conference was hosted by the wonderfully talented women of Oran Park MOPS. Bright decorations welcomed us to the upcoming theme of “To The Full” and even the Oran Park building, with its colourful steeple, seemed suited to the cheery and motivational new theme! Continue reading “ACT/NSW Conference highlights”
When I initially offered to write a blog on the topic of strong girls, the first thing that came to mind was to offer advice on how to ‘handle’ strong willed girls. I have one of those. My eldest seems to be a perfect combination of both a strong will and stubbornness, which she gets from my husband and me (though I won’t reveal as to who possesses which, or both!).
But on further contemplation, I’ve decided to instead offer encouragement to all mothers of daughters. Because I think at the end of the day we would love for all of our daughters to grow up to be strong. Continue reading “Strong girls”
Protecting our children isn’t always easy, but it is necessary.
Alex, a mum and a ChildSafe Champion, writes: “I was sexually abused as a child for many years and I don’t want the same thing that happened to me happen to my children or anyone else’s children.”
This is a confronting statement as we enter National Child Protection Week for another year. It’s a week where our attention turns to children like my son, innocent and vulnerable but with a world to conquer. It is our time to think about how we protect our children and how far we would go to protect our children and all children. As a nation, is it just making laws, and requirements? Or is there something that we, as parents, can do to take some responsibility into our own hands? Continue reading “National Child Protection Week”
We knew the second we arrived at the WA MOPS Leadership Conference on Friday night that we were in for some FUN! The bright balloons, crazy hats and fluorescent leg warmers set the scene for what was in store. Continue reading “WA Conference fun”