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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“Easy Eddie” and Butch O’Hare: Two Stories; One Lesson

“Easy Eddie” was the corrupt lawyer to Al Capone. In contrast, Butch O’Hare was a heroic Second World War fighter pilot. What did these two men have in common? What can we learn from their stories? Story Number One In the 1920s, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. He was notorious for corrupting the windy city with everything from bootlegging (illegal liquor) to prostitution to murder. Capone had a lawyer nicknamed ‘Easy Eddie’. ...

By |2021-10-24T13:34:05+10:00October 26th, 2021|FAMILIES, Children, Dads|1 Comment
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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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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|FAMILIES, Babies, Children, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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The Dad Who Dares Wins: The Family Who Gardens Together, Grows Together

Gardening can be great fun, but it can also be a time to build into the life of your family. The family that gardens together -- developing and cultivating God's creation -- grows together. Me and Gardening Horticulture isn’t a strength of mine. Given the choice, I’d side with Bear Grylls over Sir David Attenborough; watch technology, and war history documentaries, over a Monty Don walk through French provincial gardens.  (Nothing ...

By |2021-09-24T23:32:23+10:00September 25th, 2021|FAMILIES, Dads, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Some of the Best Father’s Day Gifts Come with Cracks and Glue

I would love to say that my kids are finely tuned Father’s Day instruments honed to always make the perfect choice. Imagine them as well-trained, hawkish, retail warriors, who, with pinpoint accuracy hit their gift-for-dad target with the prowess of a sharp shooter. We don’t live in a perfect “man cave” world, so, I’d be lying to even suggest it. As much as I love their decision making, my kids are ...

By |2021-09-13T06:09:38+10:00September 11th, 2021|NEW DADS, Dads, FAMILIES|1 Comment
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