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

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 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 · Ponderances

Be kind…to yourself

Last night at a conference, I was struck by the line in a song – ‘Your heart is kind.” Our God is a kind God. He treats us with kindness. He continually demonstrates kindness to us. How precious is your lovingkindness, O God! (Psalm 36:7) For His lovingkindness is great toward us, and the truth… Continue reading Be kind…to yourself

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

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

Life Lessons · Parenting

Not all Superheroes wear capes

A day hardly goes by in my household without a child running around my house dressed as Batman, Superman or some other superhero. In fact, in the recent school holidays we had many a trip to a playground with the boys dressed up as Batman, Superman and a Spiderman/Batman mash! All the Superheroes have some amazing… Continue reading Not all Superheroes wear capes

Life Lessons · Parenting

A Legacy of Love

This Mother’s Day I celebrate it with my 7 year old, 5 year old and 3 year old. I've moved on from those first rungs of the motherhood ladder when days were filled with night feeds, nappy changes and cuddles to being the soccer mum and knowing where all the best playgrounds are. I still get the cuddles though! Motherhood doesn’t… Continue reading A Legacy of Love