Quiet Times

Mountain Tops

It was like I had been blanketed in a fog. I could almost tangibly feel the discouragement descend on me. And like when one is in a fog my vision felt obscured and impaired. There had been no trigger point rather just a general feeling of malaise. The discouragement, like a fog, was slow in its appearance. Maybe brought on by a week… Continue reading Mountain Tops

Life Lessons

A Happy Mother’s Day

Yay – Mother's Day! And that means a treat day for me! A sleep-in and new slippers! Yes it is the simple things in life! It would be fair though to say that Mother's Day has different connotations for each of us. For some it’s all about some time to sleep in, breakfast in bed… Continue reading A Happy Mother’s Day

Life Lessons

Look at me!

Being the summer holidays we've been having a lot fun and amongst other summer activities we have explored a lot of different playgrounds. No matter the playground though, it is only a matter of time before my 3 year old is calling out to me to "Mummy, look at me! Look at me!" His enjoyment at the playground definitely… Continue reading Look at me!

Life Lessons

Voices

Last week I was parent help on my son's school trip to the Maritime Museum. Fantastic trip, great kids, great school and they even let us parents do a coffee run! The children were very well behaved but were also understandably excited. At the end of the trip when the kids were safely back at… Continue reading Voices

Life Lessons

The Real Clark Kent

According to the conversation between my sons, the “real” Clark Kent goes to our church. As an avid Superman fan, my 6 year old was excited to meet and to talk to the “real” Clark Kent. But I’ll let you in on a secret, he’s not the real Clark Kent. He’s a friend who with his… Continue reading The Real Clark Kent

Life Lessons

Happy Father’s Day

Tomorrow we celebrate Father's Day in New Zealand. A fantastic opportunity for me to celebrate my Father and my husband. For me it is a day to take time and pause to acknowledge these 2 great men in my life. Father's Day is a great opportunity, for Fathers everywhere to be celebrated and thanked. There are other Fathers around… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

Inspiration · Parenting

Fireflies – Shine from within

Just love this post from the blog Hands Free Mama, titled Children who shine from within. So worth a read! We need to appreciate all children and notice the ones who shine from within!  There's a lesson too for ourselves to notice not just the butterflies amongst us, but also the fireflies! Each one of us… Continue reading Fireflies – Shine from within