Life Lessons · Parenting

The first time ever I saw your face… {Mother’s Day}

It was time for our ultrasound of our baby at 20 weeks. I remember our excitement about being able to see this baby. Even more excited as advancements in technology from when we were last expecting meant that we would be able to see the baby in 3d. No longer just the grainy black and white… Continue reading The first time ever I saw your face… {Mother’s Day}

Life Lessons · Parenting

Good Mum, Bad Mum…

Remember the "He loves me, He loves me not" game with a daisy that you'd do? Pulling a petal off one by one to see if it ended with "He loves' me or "He loves me not." It struck me today that it's something we can also play with our lives. Maybe it's the "Good mum,… Continue reading Good Mum, Bad Mum…

Parenting

Juggling Monkeys & Herding Kittens

Herding Kittens, juggling monkeys - yes that pretty much sums up parenthood, in the early years at least. Haven't reached the teens or tweens years yet! Herding kittens I think sometimes might even be easier. As it is, gone are the days of deciding to go out and then merely grabbing your bag and keys and… Continue reading Juggling Monkeys & Herding Kittens

Dreams & Destiny · Life Lessons · Parenting

Beautiful Weeds

As we turned into our driveway, it seemed that my son and I noticed the length of the lawn at the same time. We had two very different reactions though. Mine was the obvious one - make mental note to talk to hubby about mowing the lawns! My 6 year old's was to shout gleefully… Continue reading Beautiful Weeds

Life Lessons · Parenting

Beneath the bed

It was time for the boys to tidy their bedrooms. And surprisingly quickly, my 6 year olds' room was transformed into a tidy oasis. Everything off the floor, bed made. I was very happy. That is until closer inspection I realised that the toys on the floor had been conveniently shoved under the bed. Dirty laundry was… Continue reading Beneath the bed

Life Lessons · Parenting

Stairs & Luggage

At home today my 3 year old and I went to walk down our stairs. That is, until he decided that it would be easier, more fun and less effort on his part, if I carried him down the stairs instead. So the request "Mummy carry" was made. And willingly I did. An otherwise inconsequential trip… Continue reading Stairs & Luggage

Life Lessons · Parenting

The Dentist’s Chair

Today I took my 6 year old son to the dentist. As we walked towards the clinic, a little hand slipped into mine and a voice whispered "I am scared". I reassured my little chap and squeezed his hand in encouragement. I told him to be brave and in we went. He chatted happily to the Dentist about… Continue reading The Dentist’s Chair

Life Lessons · Parenting

The Back story

The other day, things were just a bit tough in my 3 year olds' world. From the pyjamas selected for him, to the lego pieces not going together correctly, to the choice of dinner. Everything was just too much for him and was resulting in tears - lots of tears. But as his mum, I knew… Continue reading The Back story

Life Lessons · Parenting

It takes a Village

Panic. Sheer panic! The front door closed behind me and I realised my keys to the car and house, my wallet, my phone were inside. I was left outside the house, holding my 12 month old needing to get to school to pick up my newly at school son and I was seriously almost out… Continue reading It takes a Village

Parenting · Scripture

Living a Legacy

We are daughters, mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters, neighbours, co-workers, friends and wives...but in any of these capacities we are able to mother. In whatever stage of life we are in, whether we are a mother or not, we have a wonderful opportunity to live our lives as a legacy for the next generation. I'm so thankful for… Continue reading Living a Legacy