Annette Spurr

About Annette Spurr

Annette Spurr runs her own business at Blue Box Media and is also the Managing Editor at Mum Daily. As a wife and mother Annette has discovered the power of gratitude journalling.
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Your Identity: You’re Not What You Think You Are

The question of identity -- who am I? -- is a huge one in society today. When everything is stripped away, what makes us, us? I went to a retreat once where the director used a reflection that stuck in my mind and bugged me for ages as I tried to work out what he meant. Who Am I? He asked us to imagine ourselves as a boat floating down a ...

By |2021-10-19T05:14:22+10:00October 19th, 2021|FAITH, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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A Wounded Heart: From Perfectionism to Peace

Let me begin this article by saying to you that the journey that healed my wounded heart has only ever happened once to me, and I believe it was for a very specific reason. I am by no means a spiritual visionary! The Healing of A Wounded Heart As I mentioned in my introduction, the first big cracks in my façade of perfection occurred with the birth of my second child. I ...

By |2021-10-12T05:19:01+10:00October 12th, 2021|FAITH, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Perpetual Discontent: A Guide to Unlocking the Prison

When extreme perfectionism becomes embroiled in a family context, it invariably leads to deep discontent. This is part 1 in a series on perfectionism and how to find peace in the midst of it. When you get right down to it, most perfectionists are searching for peace. Basically, we want to be able to look around at the world we’ve created and proclaim, like our Creator, “Everything is very good” and so ...

By |2021-10-04T06:11:36+10:00October 5th, 2021|Babies, Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Mothering Myths: Perfectionism

"Perfectionism" – what an indecent word! One that plagues mothers with a gamut of feelings.  Mothering Myths I thought of a few “Mothering Myths” that make us believe this word to the point of never feeling good enough: A mother is responsible for her children’s happiness. A mother is responsible for motivating her child to change. A mother neglects herself to always be there for her children. A mother is always patient. A mother ...

By |2021-09-27T18:14:16+10:00September 28th, 2021|Babies, Children, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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You Are Enough Because He is Enough

I contemplated whether to share a snippet of my “real life” today, but then I thought, that is exactly how other Moms can relate. Acting as if I have it all together is the last thing I want to portray. For those dear Moms in my Bible Study, they have heard me say numerous times: “I do not have it all together, but thankfully I serve a God who does!” These ...

By |2021-09-20T16:05:44+10:00September 21st, 2021|FAITH, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Watch True Fatherhood in Action

True fatherhood means the world to your kids, and, whether they know it or not, you have a massive influence on their lives. Dads, you're kind of a big deal! Dad the Superman! Recently, we celebrated my hubby’s birthday and discovered, all too late, that we’d run out of ‘grown up’ candles. Of course, our boys were poised on their daddy’s lap in anticipation of the official ‘blowing out of birthday ...

By |2021-09-13T18:26:41+10:00September 14th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Give Colour a Spin

Orange, yellow, red, green, blue, purple, white, brown… did you know our fruits and vegetables come in all colours of the rainbow? In fact, research shows we need to plate up as much colour as possible every day to get the maximum health benefits from fruits and vegetables. Far too few of us eat the recommended daily intake of five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit. Not only do we ...

By |2021-09-05T10:28:20+10:00September 7th, 2021|FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH, MOTHERS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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Have We All Become Paranoid Parents?

It was a sunny Saturday morning; I was dining alfresco at a restaurant on a busy street, casually sipping my coffee, when I noticed a little girl wander past our table and down the street. Her mother was deep in conversation and didn’t notice. I didn’t want to cause alarm by yelling at her to watch her child from across the busy tables, so I walked toward the little girl. She ...

By |2021-08-30T11:42:23+10:00August 31st, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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5 Ways to Get in Shape for Spring

Did you know that nearly half of Australians expect to gain up to two kilos during winter? Some surveys suggest 90 per cent of people eat more fast and snack foods and takeaways because they make them feel warmer and happier; 36 per cent of Australians worry about weight gain during winter; and 59 per cent know that weight gain will be caused by exercising less and eating more fast and ...

By |2021-08-23T10:33:39+10:00August 24th, 2021|FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Dad’s Day Out

One of my most favourite things of all time is when one or both of our boys have a day out with dad. Partly because it means I get a day out with myself that usually consists chocolate, girly movies and/or pampering, but also because I notice a distinct difference in my boys every time they return. As if they’ve grown up a little bit, and for the next few days, ...

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