Mexico!

This weekend we went to our favourite place to eat! Mexico! Coincidentally it coincided with the anniversary weekend of when the husband and I first met, in a Mexican neighbourhood of Chicago, doing a service project together. Tacos, Burritos and Horchata have always had a special place in our heart, and by the end of…

The first year – a carer’s perspective.

It has taken me a few days to get this up! This is something I hope you take a moment to sit and read. I think it hits the heart of so many I speak with. How people come to join the foster care community is so vast. Some are almost ‘forced’ into it through…

Fear and a new week

What do you Fear? There’s Algophobia- Fear of pain. Obviously I don’t suffer from this after having 4 babies! There’s Aphenphosmphobia- Fear of being touched. Again…..mum. There are always children touching and climbing all over me! What about Isolophobia- Fear of solitude, being alone. For me, that would be a dream! Just a few minutes…

Mums – Maybe this is it?

Have you seen the pictures of little Aylan?
Have you cried tears for a little boy you didn’t even know like I have?
Wasn’t he cute? A world away, in more ways then just geographically. The world has seen the DEVASTATION of the crisis in Syria and so many other parts of our world washed ashore on a peaceful beach. Ironic. A picture that will last in our minds for a while, but probably, not as long enough as it should.

Dear mum in detention

Dear mum in Detention Happy Mother’s Day. Today as my children wake me up with their buttery fingers and vegemite smeared faces, I will think of when you woke your children up to get on a boat you weren’t sure any of you would survive, because you knew that it was your only hope for…

Hopes for a better Australia

Australia Day weekend is a time relax, watch the sky light up, argue over if we should change our flag and of course have a drink (or two…unless you are a pregnant/breastfeeding mum and cordial is as strong as you can go!) Yesterday, I must say…I wan’t feeling super duper to be ‘straylian’. We live…

Compassionate kids

I have good kids. No actually, I have Great kids. Kids that make me proud so often. Today I overheard Adley talking with his Grandma about what they could do with some extra money they were hoping to win from a photo competition, Adley says, ‘maybe we can give it to the people who don’t…

Are you a pinner?

Writing on this blog has been interesting. I started it years ago, left it for a while and then found it again at the beginning of this year. I have let myself be vulnerable, probably saying to much about myself and my thoughts on certain things but I hope I have helped someone to smile,…

Dear Joseph

Dear Joseph I want to tell you a story. It is one of Adley’s favourites. It has a hero (as all good stories should) and a villian. It has triumphs over hardships and funny things that happen along the way. It is about a boy named Richmond. “Not that long ago, in a country not…

Dunny money!

If I had a dollar for every nappy I’ve changed I would be a millionaire! Well maybe not…but I would be rich, I’m sure of it! We are taking up a challenge and I would love for you to join us. This is a great way to help teach your littlies that some of the…