A vulnerable child?

The term ‘vulnerable’ has been throw around a lot in recent months. As a global community we have banded together, locked ourselves away, watched as businesses have come to a halt, in a combined effort to ensure that the ‘vulnerable’ in our society are given a chance to live. When I speak of a taking…

Easter in Israel

We continued our world tour with a pilgrimage stopover in Israel as we celebrate that Jesus has Risen. The experience of spending the weekend learning, eating, creating and remembering those last days and moments of Jesus’ life, and then all that has followed in the Holy land was an Easter to remember. As it was…

Living Fully, not Frantically

Last week my little girl started year 1! She went off to school eager and excited for homework! On the third day I went into her class and there on the wall was a picture she had drawn that I couldn’t quiet make out and the sentence under the title “What does your mum do…

It’s like a hug and a squeeze…

My heart over flows. Four weeks ago, at my amazing husbands encouragement to find a ‘space’ to do something for myself, I signed up for the SIDS and Kids sunshine beach run. The run is still two sleeps away, and already it has been a gift to me in more ways then I ever could…

The boy who made me a mum

Not to be outdone by his sister, having turned 6 yesterday, Adley requested a ‘letter like you made for Nevaeh with the things you love about me, and there needs to be 6 things cause I am six now!’ Of course, I always intended to write Adley a letter too. He is the boy who…

An Aussie Thanksgiving

Running a little late but….as they say, better late then never! It is a little strange to be talking about Thanksgiving, a North American tradition, from here in aussieland but with a Yank for a husband and having had my firstborn in the US, it is important for us to continue these experiences for our…

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…

Overwhelmed

We are blessed. Whatever it is you are doing, whatever it is that you are worried about… stop for a moment and say, “I am blessed.” I can not speak for you but if you are reading this…you are blessed by having had an education. If you are reading this, then it also means that…

Confessions of a good mum #1

Like all good mums, I still mess up daily! Sometimes badly, sometimes in ways I would rather forget and sometimes just by doing something stupid? I have confidence, and I hope it isn’t seen as arrogance, that despite my misgivings, I am all in all a good mum. My measure of this will be different…

finding the good

Winter has a way of reminding me that I am human after all! We have had 2 sick kiddies this week = 3 trips to the Dr, one trip to the Emergency room, too much money spent at the chemist, not enough sleep, too much tv time and a cleaner house (when you can’t go…