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…

Raising compassionate kids

From the moment the stick has 2 faint pink lines…that very moment when it sinks in that you are going to become a mum…a little baby is going to need you every moment, going to rely on every decision you make…the instant love as you hold your squidgy bundle and the explosion that your heart…

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…

Ever had to wait?

Sometimes it seems like I am waiting a lot. Waiting for emails back, waiting in line at the shop, waiting for the kids to work something out or waiting for hubby to learn to shut a draw (that’s a whole other post!) Don’t think I have ever had to wait for something that I really,…

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…

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…

The other kind of mum…

I have been reflecting on my last post and have been struck with what is probably a God like slap in the face. Just last Saturday I spent the day hearing the story of Richmond Wandera that I shared in my post ‘Not just something you do’. How incredible blessed am I to have the…