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…

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

Each May I delve a little more in depth to the heart of foster care. If you have followed Our Family Grows for any length of time you will know that this isn’t just something we talk about, we have a passion to see each and every child reach their God given potential and sometimes…

A visit to Gallipoli, Turkey, for Anzac Day

Almost 106 years ago, young men set off from our shores on an Adventure of a lifetime. Little did they know the horrors that awaited them. Many didn’t make it back and none returned the man that they left. While we didn’t wake and stand on our driveway on Saturday morning to mark the anniversary…

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…

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…

Volcano’s

Have you heard about the different types of Volcanoes and how they can compare to your anger? Something along the lines of the constantly spewing lava volcano where you are always making hurtful/angry comments. Then there is the simmering away until you just explode kind of volcano, but it is the kind that simmers for…

Making parenting fun!

“When we get to Amanda’s house what do you need to do?” Automatic response from the back seat…”Listen and obey” They say your first child is a practice run. By the time you mess up a thousand times with them, by the second and third kid you have got things a little more under control!…

Spirited Kid

Just starting to feel confident about mothering my big spirited, energetic little boy after a great week with a new discipline technique and lots of success and then you have a night like tonight! My heart is breaking for my little boy. For the first time ever I saw and heard him get so upset…

Future mummy

A conversation with Nevaeh during the week went something like this… Nevaeh – “mummy, there is still babies in my tummy.” Me – “Really Nevaeh?” Nevaeh – “yeah, they are going to come out soon” Me – “Where are you going to have your babies?” Nevaeh – “In front of the fire at home” Me…