Embracing a ‘Pay It Forward’ Spirit

If Jeremy and I could credit one thing for the reason we are so truly blessed on a day to day basis it would be that we have jointly adopted a ‘pay it forward’ spirit. It is not something that was 100% there as a shared life focus to begin with but was certainly something Read More …

Breaking the News of a Baby

By popular request. Lots of people have been asking about how we broke the news of our expecting a baby and what they the response of the children was. I have to really joyfully say that the news has been received with nervous excitement, lots of questions. Beyond that we have only experienced the odd Read More …

Spilling the Beans (featuring a poem for you)

Changing Family Dynamics Our February wedding, the best day, it was great, Then, wrangling seven kids, it’s a lot on our plate! Our first anniversary, committed to them, there’s no nanny to whom we delegate, So many children makes it hard to find moments with our soulmate, And sometimes the children’s disruptions still dominate, They get Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 3 – Ordering my Day

How can I best order my day today to get done with what I need to do? Sundays are a frightfully hard day for us.  This time of year it is so very busy but it is always so much fun. It is football season and this season we have one in School soccer which Read More …