James Dobson said it right, "babies come into the world with no instructions, and you pretty much assemble them on your own...they are maddeningly complex and there are no guaranteed formulas. Even the most intelligent professionals are struggling with their child rearing responsibilities at home..."
...that perhaps to start a new season right is to begin with pursuing an intimacy with God not just for a period of time, but as a preoccupation of life
I'd never forget it, that Christmas a couple of years back, when instead of leaping out of bed in excitement for the Christmas concert she'd been practising for months, she was too sore to eat or drink let alone talk, due to the hand foot and mouth disease that left eleven nasty ulcers in her… Continue reading What the Kid’s Really Sayin’
So at the dinner table that night when the kids were playing with their space balls and I was churning out facts about our universe, my own internal world was spinning out of its own axis, and out of my control. I received these news and I tried to stay calm, but tell me, how do you comfort a mama’s… Continue reading How to know that your world’s in His hands
Yeah, so this one woman's been busy... Busy learning, busy reading, busy studying... Busy gazing into the souls of her children, and then...onto the children of this generation, Happily preoccupied, wondrously fixated, joyously enthralled... She's humbly reading into her own soul, then lifting her eyes up to heaven's call, Inspired, her soul's enlarging... The bliss of heaven's snow falling on a… Continue reading Top Picks – Home Activities to Keep Them Engaged and Learning
"But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: To the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years is as one day. The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to… Continue reading The Truth About Making Jesus the Centre of It All
The kids started their morning with a squabble. One bickered and another curtly responded. Frustration...probably not the best way to start the day. I had decided to keep them at home that day. They complained of a little ill, and my mama heart was weary and in need of some respite. As if we could buy… Continue reading How to Stay Still When Your Sanity’s About to Burst
"O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvellous for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me." (Psalm 131:1-2)… Continue reading How to Have A Ridiculously Great Day – Everyday!
As our family reflected on the months gone past, one major theme keeps coming up, the theme of HOPE. When we see many heart-breaking tragedies in the world we live in, it is easy to feel all grim and fearful about the future. Yet on the waters of our sorrow, God commands us not to be anxious, but to let… Continue reading Teaching Children HOPE
I am pretty excited to share with you what I had recently splurged on:) Last night I came across the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and I have been pretty thrilled to find out everything I want to learn about homemaking, about the art of turning a house into a home - all in one place. Here's a perfect intro and description… Continue reading The Ultimate HomeMaking Bundles – Great Resource for Your Home
We are right in the middle of celebrating this blessed Easter and Term 1 of school has officially ended 🙂 When we think of Easter we usually associate it with chocolate eggs, easter bunnies, holidays and all the other commercialisms that come with it, but Easter means so much more than that. Developing an Easter family tradition… Continue reading Savouring Christ, Celebrating Easter
This is just a super quick post on introducing my pre-toddler to new sensory play activities around the Easter theme. While the rest of the family have been busy getting ready for Easter, Little Missy is also being trained to play on the mat contentedly with Mum's chosen activity. We begun with an Easter Sensory Box… Continue reading Easter Sensory Play for the Pretoddler
I have been pretty intentional about teaching my 17 month-old pre-toddler in the area of high chair and mat time training. Many children at this age does not yet have the imagination or creativity to play by themselves, and neither are they patient or focussed enough to stay put and remain where we would like them to be for an extended period… Continue reading Simple Home-made Toys for Training the Pretoddler
I have been so excited to introduce many new and different activities to my children to celebrate the coming of Easter. One of the many activities the children do is creating an Easter Sensory Box. It was only a year ago that I learn the importance of introducing children to sensory play. I first noticed how my children are often reluctant to… Continue reading Easter Sensory Box
My daughter came home from school one day with an assignment to conduct a melting experiment at home. She was to observe how a change of state between solid and liquid is caused by adding or removing heat. So we set out to test and understand the chemistry behind some common melting experiences in the home.… Continue reading Melting Science Home Experiment