Pj Bear Makes His Mark

We know that some of you have noticed a some twitter wars within our family. Ultimately, this is all because young PJ Bear has had his mark on the social media community as as the ‘Ever Hungry Chef’ which is a pretty apt self-description really. PJ’s cooking capers have really taken off since my purchase Read More …

Mum Moments 11 – Top Three Priorities – Part 2

Welcome back! I look forward to sharing Part Two with you! What are my top three priorities in this season of life? 2. Our children I am incredibly blessed to have seven charges to love and care for. They are each their own unique blessing in my life. The bring with them their own personality Read More …

Mum Moments 8 Revisited – Finding Rest

Let me preposition this blog post, to say that what I have written here today is deeply hinged in my belief system. I understand that your belief system may not reflect mine. So, as my audience, I ask the same respect for my belief system that I would afford you, my individual reader. Each of Read More …

Halma Perlen Craft

We had an absolutely awesome day of crafting yesterday afternoon. We did something that brought me back to my own childhood. The beads that we worked with are known to me as halma perlen, but if you live in the modern world with Ikea they are known there as ‘Pyssla’. They are amazingly fun little Read More …

Finding Acceptance – Part One

It was a Saturday, Jeremy rolled over and hugged me. “I am really looking forward to having a baby with you.” He smiled. Clearly the recent news had had the chance to sink in.  I freaked out in as passive-a-manner as I could conjure. My brain was throwing thoughts in response: ‘more children’, ‘nappies’, ‘new Read More …

Mum Moments 11 – Top Three Priorities – Part 1

What are your top three priorities in this season of life? Gracious, talk about needing to be concise! Wow, narrowing it to the top three, that’s a lot to demand. Yet, after a few sips of tea everything becomes clear. Sex, bacon and, as a third, um, …chocolate? No, not those at all. There is Read More …

Face Painting Joy with Suzie

During our wedding, we pulled out all stops to make a fun and enjoyable day for both our children and the other children, their friends, who attended on the day. One thing I would do again, without a second thought, is Face Painting by Suzie. So many children took advantage of the opportunity on the Read More …

Out of Control

Not long ago I was reminded, once again, how little we are in control of our circumstances. As seems to be most often the case with this fallacy, the reawakening of my awareness was brought about by a visit to the hospital. It wasn’t I that was being laid low, but my wife, Kristy last Read More …

Mum Moments 10 – My Ideal Day

Oh my, yes this post is well overdue, you know what that means right? Yes, school holidays have been upon us and writing has had to slip to the back burner. Our wonderfully challenging family life has to come first.  Oh well,  I am only 12 days behind!  I will be caught up in due Read More …

Mum Moments 9 – Prayer Life

What is one thing I could do this week to improve my prayer life? I must say, upfront, this series has been awesomely timed. There is no way that I could have planned things this way. It is devine. I know my exact answer. I need to clean out my walk in robe. I need Read More …