You are more than just a mom. Those words actually make me wince. Today is International Women's Day and social media is all lit up with phrases like 'you are more than just a mom, you are a woman, you can rule the world'. Hashtags like #girlboss #bossbabe #girlpower and #thisgirlcan constantly remind us that we… Continue reading Just a mom?
This is a topic that I feel hugely qualified to talk about. The craziness of life, juggling school runs and toddler tantrums while managing a family home and a writing business is a daily battle against the clock. I feel like I'm in a never ending episode of countdown with the second hand whittling away the minutes… Continue reading Burning the candle at both ends
Persecution is not a word we like to meditate on. This isn't a topic for discussion over a cuppa and biscuit, it won't bring you light relief at the end of a long day and it won't give you a warm fuzzy feeling. But it is promised. Jesus Himself warned his faithful followers that they would… Continue reading Expect persecution for the promise
Autumn (or Fall to my American readers) is hands down my favourite season. There is nothing better than walking in the last of the summer sunshine breathing in the sweet smell of chestnut trees, my eyes feasting on the vibrant russets and golds all around me while savouring the crunch of fallen leaves beneath my feet. Creation… Continue reading Fall in love with autumn
I love my parents. I had an unconventional, if slightly turbulent childhood at times however if it wasn't for my Mom and Dad I would not be here today, and for that alone I am so grateful! The picture perfect family of a married couple and their 2.4 children are so rare they are practically… Continue reading What does your bloodline say about you?
Nowadays we are always in such a rush. We simply cannot wait to be independent; as children we can't wait to walk, ride a bike, catch the bus to school alone, to start secondary school, learn to drive... the list goes on and on. It is human nature to want to be independent, to learn new… Continue reading Enjoy the view from the harbour
Dear beautiful, Congratulations! You have joined the prestigious, bleary eyed, milk stained, caffeine fuelled club that is motherhood. Firstly I want to tell you to enjoy these precious few moments as a brand new family. Ignore the phone, wave off visitors and bed down with your baby. Cherish each gurgle, each smile, each milestone. Hold… Continue reading The letter I wish I had read as a new mom
If someone had told me what motherhood was really like I wonder if I would have gone through with it. Now don't get me wrong, I adore my sons and I would not part with them for all the world, however I don't think I was entirely prepared for parenting. I am not talking about… Continue reading Are we ever really ready for parenthood?