To you Middle Mumma

To the middle mummas. A shout out to you. If today has been a wonderful day, one where memories are made, milestones are reached, children have behaved – I celebrate with you! These days can be few and far between and I know how much your heart rejoices as you wipe up the mess and…

When I failed, But God Grew.

Each night I would find myself sobbing in the shower. The day had started before the sun rose. Instantly I was in battle mode. It was all encompassing. I was desperately grasping to a sense of hope – trying to provide normalcy and meet my expectations of parenting my beautiful sons and daughter. My belly…

New Year, New word.

For many years I have resisted the idea of choosing a word that will define your attitude to a new year. It felt too forced, or ‘trendy’. But as 2018 has come to an end I have been reflecting on the need for a ‘word’. Just a little something to focus on as the chaos…

The big deal about Resilience

Sitting in church and this week’s sermon was on Resilience. At least, I think it was. That was the word that was up on the screen,  followed by a photo of the Eagles win and I remember a comment being made about the ‘Resilient Eagles’. Beyond that, I must admit, like many Sunday mornings I…

Today I gave a boy back to …. an office.

Think there are enough foster carers and that it isn’t something you need to do? Nope. At 4pm on Sunday we had a phone call that there was a 1 year old in the hospital, healthy and well but with no carer available to look after him. Despite barely being able to walk and having…

Change the Story

It has taken me a week to contemplate how we begin to talk about what happened in a family home in Perth last week. Three little girls murdered by their own dad. Their mum hours later when she returned home from work and their Grandma the next day when she come over to visit. But…

A Battle Cry!

The emotional up and down’s feel so heavy at times. The Decisions that need to be made. The lack of control I have on the situation. I need others to fall as desperately in love as I am. But I am so weary from lack of sleep it all feels so overwhelming. So at 3am…

Fear and a new week

What do you Fear? There’s Algophobia- Fear of pain. Obviously I don’t suffer from this after having 4 babies! There’s Aphenphosmphobia- Fear of being touched. Again…..mum. There are always children touching and climbing all over me! What about Isolophobia- Fear of solitude, being alone. For me, that would be a dream! Just a few minutes…

Indescribable small family Devotions.

Little Devotions for your family today. We are looking at Day 2 – the day when God divided the waters which covered the earth. He placed the sky between the ‘waters above’ and the ‘waters below’. So much to think of and explore with your kids today. Eat – Try some Blue Jelly or add…

1 Week 1 Story

Doing something a little new on the blog today. Being a family on mission to love others as we love ourselves is great to say, but I wanted a way that we can help our kids understand ‘why’ we live this way as well as share with other families how they can do something little…