Cash for Comments, No. Cash to Feed Others, Yes.

Yesterday began as a pretty normal day. The kids got up and got ready for school whilst I breastfed baby Charlie. They ate their breakfast whilst Jeremy made their lunches. In our home lunches do vary a lot from day to day. They can be leftovers or they can be sandwiches but most of the 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 …

Taking time to ‘reset’

It has been a tough couple of months that have passed. And, unsurprisingly, our writing momentum has come to a near-halt. Those cogs are still grinding, just slowly, clogged with the grit of real life. The grit came from many places. The dirt that gets walked in the front door – the mud of soccer Read More …

Finding Acceptance – Part Two

This post has taken us a long time to write, and even with a generous time frame it is still behind schedule. This is because some things in life are simply hard to articulate. For some things there are no real words. Intentionally or not, we rolled the dice. We were not sure what numbers 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 …

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 …

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 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 …