My one word for this year is ‘enough’. As I was writing the post about my one word for the year, I pondered how it’s a great word for children as well. Children need to know that they are enough, just as they are. That nothing they can do, or not do, could make you love them any more or any less than you love them already. We need to show children they are enough just as they are. Continue reading “How Do We Show Children They Are Enough?”
It’s no secret that at MOPS we love mums! This Mothers’ Day let’s celebrate the awesome mums and mother figures in your circle. Continue reading “Mothers’ Day”
We often go through different seasons as we grow and get older. Along with those seasons comes surviving the tough stuff of love. This can be hard when for some of us we are doing just that, surviving. Continue reading “Surviving the tough stuff of 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’?
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”
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”