I’ve thought about becoming a foster carer…

Have you said those words? Googled how to become a carer? You certainly wouldn’t be alone. There is a incredible wide gap between the number of submissions for information and the number of people who follow through with an application. So what stops people? Fear. Particularly, the fear of the unknown. It isn’t the only…

Water awareness

In September we kept track of our number 1’s and 2’s as part of TEAR’s dunny money campaign. Adley deemed himself the toilet police and after hearing a flush, he would be outside the door ready to interrogate whoever the flushing culprit was! No one was exempt for his questions, visitors and even Caden’s nappies…

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,…

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…

Busy Busy and about to get busier!

I read something once about how when someone asks you “How are things going?” Our general response is…’busy’. Whatever I was reading was talking about being cautious with the word busy…that we use it to often and that it makes others feel like the should do more, or that you have no room for relationships…I…

What can you do…

Today we helped women on the other side of the world 🙂 We connected to other mum’s who have had long labours, who have endured mastitis and swollen breasts. Mums who have had sleepless nights with teething babies and kissed dirty knees to make it all better. A mum, who is just like me, who…

Becoming the best mum I can be

I remember rearranging my parents lounge room with the girl next door to create a ‘house’ for us and our ‘babies’ when I was about 8 years old. That was what I wanted to be…a mum. When Rick and I were engaged, we had the ‘talk’ about when we would start having kids. Rick said…

Are you richer or poorer today?

Have you checked out if you will be richer or poorer after today’s budget announcement in Australia? From the little bit I have seen, looks like we will have a tiny bit more in our pockets! Unfortunetely, the same can not be said for Foreign Aid and Development. The government had promised to increase the…

Kids ministry…I’m not begging…I promise!

I have been working in Kids’ Ministry for a number of years and I still have SOOOOO much to learn. My biased (but correct!) opinion is that children’s ministry should be the most important ministry within the church (probably alongside taking care of the widows, hungry and sick). You have to think beyond the ‘Sunday…

Such a time as this

Change? I am all about change! Change is fresh, exciting and new! But…. Decisions….not so keen about. Decisions are hard, daunting, unnerving. And to make matters worse…I am an emotional decision maker. Can you tell the Pekan’s are spending lots of time thinking?? Feel like God has got something big for us….just gotta decide (and…