Breaking through silence

It has been quiet on our blog, we know. There is plenty that we have been up to as a family and we will be spending weeks catch you up on all that has been going on. Lots has been happening that is exciting and wonderful. We have had new adventures and have celebrated milestones. 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 …

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 …

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 …