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…

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 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…

The Brave And Beautiful Act Of Asking For Help

Every woman must and will walk her own journey of motherhood treading carefully in faith and fragility   Micah was three weeks old when the excruciating pains in my body left me doubled over; just as I was beginning to recover and my womb had reduced back to that pear-like shape that the Miriam Stoppard books so…

Just Another Day

God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning For some reason the 90’s hit ‘Just another day’ by Jon Secada was on the play list at our local Body Shop in 2002. I was working part-time as a supervisor whilst running a graphic design business with…

Social Media Straight Talk – ‘Advice To My Daughter’

As a daughter of the king of kings, your purpose is not to turn heads but to turn hearts toward our Heavenly Father. Today we’re celebrating the 13th birthday of our brilliant and beautiful first born, Nyah Bethia! We’re celebrating the faithfulness of God, the wonder of a daughter journeying into womanhood and the adventure…

A Reflection On Rest

“Rest and be thankful.” ― William Wordsworth I am totally your classic ‘always something to do’ gal; I would have been your nightmare manager at McDonald’s (never actually worked there…I was a Pizza Hut waitress through my university days though) singing gleefully on an early shift ‘if you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time…

Less Balance And More Crowd Control!

If you’re interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable. Donald Trump I’ve never been particularly ‘fitness’ inclined; I did start a gymnastics class when I was a child and achieved a couple of ‘Coca Cola’ badges for my mum to sew onto my leotard (which…

5 Reasons (or reminders) Why We Should Read Aloud To Our Children

“Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.” ― Marilyn Jager Adams In a time where there are SO many distractions and forms of digital entertainment for our children it’s so easy to drop the beautiful…