This week I received a bittersweet letter from Compassion Australia, letting us know that the child we have sponsored for many years no longer requires our financial support. She is now 15, and while we are so pleased her family in Indonesia is finally doing well financially, we are also sad as she has been an important part of our own family. Her photo has always been on the fridge alongside our own children’s school photos. Continue reading
Like many families, we have a growing collection of Christmas books. I keep these with the Christmas tree and decorations so that they only come out in December. We add one or two each year to the existing favourites. As we are Christians, it is important that the kids have books which tell the real story of Jesus’ birth, as well as fun stories about Santa. Continue reading
It’s Bird Week! I don’t really need an excuse to take my kids birdwatching because it’s my favourite weekend activity – but I realise it’s not a usual outing for most families. If you like the idea of birding but don’t really know how to tackle it with kids, here are some tips to help you out. Continue reading
The thing my kids like most about helping with the grocery shopping is writing the list before we go. They both write their own list and are responsible for finding those items on our trip. Mr 5 was very proud of his last shopping list – and I was too. Here is his list. Can you read it? Continue reading
The word “home” has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. What is home?
Home is a roof overhead. At least in the short term, “home” for us in Sydney is a rental house. To be honest I feel unsettled living in a rented property. The house is lovely, and I am so grateful for it, but making it feel like it’s ours is challenging. Continue reading