Room For It All!

“Who can be wise, amazed, temp’rate, and furious,loyal and neutral, in a moment? No man.” MacBeth Maybe not a man Macbeth, but a woman (or maybe it’s just me) can feel and flow with various emotions in one moment right? As I watched my youngest daughter and her friend walk through the pretty park grasses…

Don’t Let Comparison Kill You!

The Braids An excerpt from ‘Moments On Mothering’ – Reflective inspiration from one mother to another I often must sacrifice my own needs and desires for the purpose of giving my children what they need and modelling for them the depths of Christ’s love – Sally Clarkson I was recently scanning Instagram – I like to…

The Marvel Of Motherhood

Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced – Elisabeth Hasselbeck So, here’s a peek into my collection of essays on motherhood that I published this time last year if you haven’t read it yet – thought I’d post the introduction to give you a little taste of…

The Struggle Is Real – Sunday Morning Mothering!

Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker! Psalm 95:6  One from the 2015 archives; I was reminded of the importance of it again during worship this morning. I’m calling out to every Sunday morning mother who has thought ‘why do I bother coming?’ Roughly calculated I reckon…

Truth Around The Table – More On The Morning Gathering

“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Yesterday on The Charlotte Mason Show I shared about the power of short lessons as well as the our morning home school routine otherwise known as ‘Boden’s assemble’, ‘morning basket’…

They’re Watching You!

  Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you – Robert Fulgham   The following post is an excerpt from ‘Moments on mothering‘ Who we are and what we say, what we do and how we play out our lives is really important to our children. Every day…

The Mother And The Method – Charlotte Mason Periscope Show!

(Drum roll please) Introducing…my first installment in what I’m hoping to be (family life pending, you know how it is), a regular Periscope show focussing on the Charlotte Mason method of educating. The show is scheduled for Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 1.30pm (GMT), thanks to those who tuned in for the intro show – I…

Owning Your Year – 5 Tips To Getting 2016 Off To A Great Start!

You will never see the full path. The important thing is to do the next right thing ― Michael Hyatt December is such an unusual month isn’t it? You want to stay in the story, soak in the spirit of advent and keep a peaceful attitude but we’ve got lists and stuff and shopping and pressure…

The Power Of Atmosphere

“Without atmosphere a painting is nothing.” ― Rembrandt We’ve all heard the phrase ‘more things are caught, not taught’, but we forget it so often in our parenting, educating and home making. Atmosphere is a powerful tool when building a home and raising children. I wasn’t home educated, and actually I don’t have many stand-out…

To The Mentees And The Mothers – An Open Letter

If I could have, I would have hand written this note to all of  you with a fine writer and had it posted to your house. Here’s the next best thing. Dear ones, Thank you for believing that my journey is worth something, thank you for believing that by taking pieces of my story, it will help…