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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 onto the conversation with the mums talking about placing their child’s name down for ...

By |2021-10-20T18:09:58+10:00October 21st, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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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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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 |2021-10-13T09:37:03+10:00October 14th, 2021|Babies, Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS, TRAINING|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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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 |2021-10-06T09:43:01+10:00October 7th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, 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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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 |2021-09-29T06:10:37+10:00September 30th, 2021|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, 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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A Life of no Regrets

Have you ever shared how ridiculous a particular situation is to a friend to find that they think it’s crazy too but their predicament is actually worse than yours and you really have nothing to complain about? That happened to me on the weekend. Lately, I’ve been having little reminders sent in the way of a status from an inspiring blogger to words from a good friend that have slowly reminded ...

By |2021-09-22T06:33:36+10:00September 23rd, 2021|FAITH, FAMILIES, 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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