When I die, there will be no monument erected in my honour. There will be no State funeral or a big news story to tell of my passing. And I am okay with this. I am okay with this because I desire to leave a legacy of love in my sphere of influence, no matter how small it may be. Continue reading “Legacy of love”
I wonder what you think when I say ‘crying babies’. Do you get annoyed at the sound? Do you cringe when it’s your baby. A baby’s first cry is the best sound to hear when a child is born. But I think it stops being the best sound pretty quickly! A new mother can quickly become frustrated by cries, especially when she can’t meet the needs, or she doesn’t know the cause.
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?”
Life presents us with challenge after challenge. Some days I feel strong and resilient in the face of these challenges. Other days knock me down. I’m guessing you have experienced the same. The draw is to give up, stay in a negative mindset and play the victim. I am working on a shift in my language. I recognise that growth opportunities are embedded in every challenge in life. Problem or opportunity for growth. Which holds more hope? Continue reading “Problem or opportunity for growth?”
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’”