Rebecca Senyard

About Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night, but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters whom she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award-winning plumber, she also writes an award-winning blog called The Plumbette, where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec, believing a girl can be both practical and stylish.
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Choosing to Join In When Your Kids Have Fun

Having fun with your kids sometimes means choosing to join them in their silly activities. The other day my girls emptied shredded paper all over the floor to play with it -- so I joined them! On Friday afternoon, I had Phoebe asleep in the swing while Esther and Magdalene were watching a program on TV. I thought it was the perfect time to shred a big pile of paperwork that ...

By |2021-12-15T09:23:12+10:00December 2nd, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, HUMOUR, MOTHERS|1 Comment

Every Mother’s Worst Fear

What is your worst fear as a mother? Mine is losing one of my children -- and that's exactly what happened to me recently! I lost Magdalene at the shops on Monday, and it scared me like nothing else. One moment, she was standing with other children her age watching a playdough show. The next, she was nowhere to be seen, and I panicked. Where could she have gone? Did someone ...

By |2021-12-15T09:25:01+10:00November 16th, 2021|MOTHERS, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Will Be Also

What do your children value? Reflecting on the way children treasure the simplest things can teach us important lessons in life about what we treasure. My girls are obsessed with little bits and pieces. Their bits and pieces might be a compilation of parts from toys, Barbie accessories, bracelets or plastic jewellery. They love anything little. It’s the kind of stuff that I would call junk, but my Esther and Magdalene ...

By |2021-12-15T09:26:58+10:00November 10th, 2021|MOTHERS, Children, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Finding the Sweet Spot in Parenting

Parenting comes with so many challenges. But the biggest challenge of all is stopping to enjoy the joys – the 'sweet spots' – of parenting. This year has been one of the most challenging years of parenting for me. In some ways, I assumed this year would be easier because Esther would be at kindy, and I’d only have Maggie and Phoebe at home. But it can be hard keeping a ...

By |2021-12-15T09:27:39+10:00November 4th, 2021|MOTHERS, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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How to Make a Chocolate Nativity Scene

It’s November, which means next month is Christmas. It will come sooner than you think. Here’s a Christmas recipe to tuck away, ready for the silly season. Recently, I had a crazy idea of creating a Christmas nativity scene out of chocolate. If I’m honest, I’m no food blogger. I have previously shared a photo of my Christmas shortbread: it was as black as the ace of spades. That’s what happens ...

By |2021-12-15T09:29:27+10:00November 2nd, 2021|MOTHERS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Toileting Your Kids: My Most Embarrassing Toilet Story Ever!

Whether you're toilet-training your kids or just trying to survive an outing to the shopping mall, we all have an embarrassing toilet story to tell! We all have embarrassing stories we’d rather not re-live ... right? I have one or two that made my cheeks burn red. Okay, maybe it’s more like half a dozen. A few years ago, my daughter Esther decided to add one more incident to the list. ...

By |2021-12-15T09:30:45+10:00October 28th, 2021|HUMOUR, Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, SINGLE DADS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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Tears in the Kindy Kitchen

I remember the conversation I had with my mum friends 3 years ago as if it was yesterday. Esther was 22 months old and every fortnight I headed to a friend’s house where a group of mums caught up with each other. I was sitting at the outside table, momentarily lost in thought, when I immediately caught on to the conversation with the mums talking about placing their child’s name down ...

By |2021-12-15T09:32:43+10:00October 21st, 2021|MOTHERS, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Tips for Transitioning Your Toddler to a Big Bed

Here are some tips from an experienced mother on how you can succeed in transitioning your toddler from a cot to a bed. This post has been written in collaboration with Sleepmaker This year, Phoebe will be out of a cot and into a bed and I’m not sure how I feel about it because, being my last baby, this will mean this is the last time the cot will be ...

By |2023-08-28T08:12:55+10:00October 14th, 2021|MOTHERS, Babies, Children, FAMILIES, TRAINING|0 Comments
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We Just Want to Belong: Friendship

Although we all pursue it in different ways, friendship is a natural part of human life. It is critical that parents pray for their children to gain quality lifelong friends. When it comes to friendships I tend to be a drifter. I don’t actually have a best friend. My best friend is Jacob. I do have close relationships with friends that if there was ever a family emergency or a Birthday ...

By |2021-12-15T09:37:08+10:00October 7th, 2021|FAMILIES, Children, Dads, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Don’t Turn Blessings Into Curses

Have you ever dreamed a dream, had all the steps fall into place and suddenly you’re living your dream and it’s nothing like how you imagined it? Welcome to Parenthood We dream of the baby, but have no idea how that little person will change the rest of our lives. We then have that baby who turns our dream of becoming a mum into a frumpy, financially stretched, sleep-deprived banshee who just ...

By |2021-12-15T09:37:59+10:00September 30th, 2021|MOTHERS, Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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