Life On The Park – February

“Keep your faith in beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone.” –  Roy R. Gibson February is kind enough to bring sweet whispers of spring; hope in the form of snow drops and aconites bobbing their heads in the late winter winds and rains. The park is…

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…

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…

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…

The Letter

“Love her but leave her wild.”  Atticus   To my daughters, I never imagined doing life so close and intensely with two other girls; two girls who came from my womb, whose hearts grew and beat inside me, who fed from my very body and face life, daily, right in front of my eyes. I…

Cautious Bravery – A Reflection On Introversion

With glistening skin and sandy toes we’re slowly emerging out of our camp cocoon into the reality of laundry and the glaring need to valet the car! Watching my children by the water was revealing for me and forming for them; from extreme caution to fearless bravery they all approached the same ‘task’ in such…

The Swallows (A poem)

Felix Bracquemond, The Swallows, c. 1881 And with the swoop of the swallows I know the season has changed The return of the familiar The comfort and the soul smile And they race and chase Dipping low in a circular motion Embracing the air Like a lasso above my head And when children are sleeping…