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Father's Day Freebies

Father’s Day Freebies

  Father’s Day rolls around every year and I’m scratching my head for ideas as to what to get hubby this year, I mean, aside from the socks and chocolate that is! Considering the amount of time hubby has to spend on the computer and his smart phone for work I decided that designing a wallpaper […]

Falling Short Of Perfect

Falling Short Of Perfect

   Over the course of the past two weeks I’ve missed two events at my children’s school that I wanted to attend. Unfortunately, as much as I admire the children’s school for so many reasons, one of its weaknesses has been the communication with parents and what’s happening around the school. Having said this, they have made […]

The Subtlety Of Sin

The Subtlety Of Sin

  One of the conversations happening around me at present is about the preparing of our children to be sent out into the secular world when they finish high school. We are blessed to be able to send our children to an independent school where they will be taught, alongside theology and philosophy, apologetics. In […]

The Mum I Want To Be

The Mum I Want To Be

  Sigmund Freud was wrong about a lot of things pertaining to human nature but there was one thing he got right; our relationship with our mother has a huge effect on the person we become. For some, being told ‘you’re just like your mother’ is a compliment, to others it’s an insult. And for […]

But Don't You Get Bored?

But Don’t You Get Bored?

  I am a stay at home mum to five children and one question I get asked the most in response to what I now do for a living is: but don’t you get bored? To which I like to respond: don’t you? Because, for as long as I can remember I’ve always associated hard […]

Distraction: The Best Trick Of All

Distraction: The Best Trick Of All

    Crying kids. Seems like such a part of daily life. Whether it be my three-year-old throwing a classic tantrum, one of my twins who has tripped and fallen, or my four-year-old upset for tipping over her milk, my kids are quite happy to bawl their eyes out. I have to admit that instead […]

Real Instagram: A Mum’s Life

Real Instagram: A Mum’s Life

  Despite having a large (enough) online presence I do not have an Instagram account. And I don’t want one. I spend too much time scrolling through Pinterest – though in my defence I do actually create a small percentage of the things I pin, but it’s like, 3% – and my Facebook feed where […]

If I Am To Get To Heaven

If I Am To Get To Heaven

    If I am to get to Heaven I must daily pick up my cross Destined for eternity; I can fear no earthly loss.   If I am to get to Heaven I must travel the narrow way; Toil and hardship the redemptive toll that I must pay.   If I am to get […]

Differing Experiences Of Motherhood

Differing Experiences Of Motherhood

  As I write this I am four days overdue with baby number 5. This is not unexpected and is something of our pattern. Our children have all been chubby, posterior presenting babies who take their time to engage. Our experiences of childbirth have been drawn out affairs, with a lot of back pain and […]

Travel Tips For The Young Family - Part 2

Travel Tips For The Young Family – Part 2

  I hope you enjoyed Part 1, here are my continued travel tips for taking a toddler overseas!   Tip#6: Plane TV troubles Our little one didn’t like the TV on the plane (well he didn’t like TV in general before we left) but we did find that the screen is too small and the […]