Welcoming Charlie Brown

The last month, for me, appears to be somewhat of a blur. It has passed faster than I could have imagined as we prepared for child birth which happened far sooner than expected. For those who are interested in the birth story you can find it below as we formally introduce the latest addition to Read More …

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 …

Handing loaded guns to children

I believe giving your child an online connected device without strict supervision is simply asking for something bad to happen. I know that this post may go against the grain for many of our readers. You are welcome to disagree with me. However, I ask, first, that you hear me out. (Get yourself something to Read More …

Mum Moments 11 – Top Three Priorities – Part 3

Time to get back to it! Part Three at last! What are my top three priorities in this season of life? 3. Our community We love our community so very much. We have fantastic neighbours who are mindful of our comings and goings. They keep an extra eye on our home and our children and 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 …