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…

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…

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…

Nevaeh’s Butterfly Birthday Party

My little girl is almost 3! We celebrated her birthday a couple of days early with a little party at our house yesterday. Nevaeh has seriously been talking about her party for about a year! I think it started just after she turned 2! Last year I was super sick for the kids birthdays, having…

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…

Mummy guilt….

Tonight Nevaeh was playing with the teddies in her room (instead of going to sleep) and I could hear her chatting away. Presumably, teddy one said, “where’s mummy?” Teddy two then answered…”at work”. Teddy one asked again, “Where’s mummy?” Teddy two answered…”at the gym.” Now, through Nevaeh’s eyes it would seem that I spend all…

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…

Caden’s Dedication

Our baby boy is growing so fast. This gorgeous time seems to fly by! I have been blessed with a very very good baby (so far…I know this can change fast! I have first hand experience…) Caden is peaceful, talkative, attentive, curious, relational, strong and cuddly. Isn’t it amazing how well you can know your…

Come back and lie down with me sooooon!

We have a nightly ritual after lights are out. I don’t know when it started, sometime between Adley learning to talk and going into his own bed but after I read a story and turn off the light a little voice calls out, “Come back and lie down with me soon!” “Yes I will”, I…