We have talked a lot about life and death in our home over the last week. It’s a heavy topic, but circumstances meant discussing death was unavoidable.
The first thing that happened was that a young mum from our church passed away. The kids understandably had some questions… Continue reading
Jeremiah 29:11 is a well known and much loved Bible verse, and it’s been on my heart this week. You see, all of my plans have gone out the window, and God’s plan has fallen into place in a remarkable way.
When things go right, some people say that “the planets have aligned.”
Others say things are an “amazing coincidence”
I say it’s God. Continue reading
The start of the day can be harrowing, especially if you have kids of different ages who need to get to different places! The only way I know of getting everyone out of the door on time and with everything they need, is to establish good routines and stick to them. Routine charts can be incredibly helpful for a child’s growing independence. Young kids who can manage a few steps independently in the morning, become kids who are responsible for their own school materials, and then become teens who are capable of managing their own timetables.
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“Mummy, my prayer didn’t work.”
My five year old was both cross and confused. She had asked God for the rain to stop so that she and her friends could play in the big playground at school (a new novelty for the Grade One kids), but the wet weather persisted. If anything, the rain got heavier as the week went on! Continue reading
What do you do when you open a new bag of rice from the supermarket, only to find it has bugs in it?
A. Throw it out
B. Take it back to the supermarket and demand a refund.
C. Colour it and play with it! Continue reading
During the Christmas break our little family enjoyed a week away at Coffs Harbour. The kids and I particularly enjoyed the time we spent on the beach together (while SquiggleDad was sleeping in!) We collected shells and pebbles, built sandcastles, explored the rocks, watched birds, and chased waves. I grabbed a “teachable moment” to spontaneously talk to the kids about God too… Continue reading
I’m so excited to introduce you to a new project for this year: Growing in God.
For quite some time now I have wanted to post more about my life as a Christian mum. Over the last few years I have been writing more for Christian women’s publications such as Footprints Magazine, Mum2Mum Magazine, MOPS Australia’s blog, as well as editing Better Mum Magazine – but I have shared less about my faith here on my own blog. Continue reading
You know that saying, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure…”?! Never has it been more true. Continue reading
Did you grow up with sprinklers in the back yard? I have fond memories of spending hot summer days running and jumping through the spray with my sister. I remember those long green tube-like sprinklers, and the groovy ones that could spin around. I even remember being allowed to run through the sprinklers on the school oval when temperatures reached over 35 deg C. And then of course there was slip’n’slide… Continue reading
This week I was invited by Cricket Queensland to meet legendary cricketer Allan Border and hear about the in2CRICKET program for kids. The program aims to involve primary school aged kids in a shorter version of the game (which doesn’t take up a whole Saturday…) Continue reading