how the everyday & your attitude about the everyday matters

Dear Son, I know, I know – I’m sounding like a noisy gong to you. I know – how it might have felt like your Dad and I, we’re just pulling teeth out of you. Trying to get you to warm up to those scales, getting you to practice those same old songs, hoping your love would lap…

Because every mother needs to remember this…

An old post, repost – an encouragement for all my mumma friends for those days when the going gets tough…  Nothing is quite as hard and as wonderfully rewarding as motherhood is. And for the life of me, I have never expected motherhood to change me — in my entirety. Gazing into their souls, I have looked deep…

When it’s alright to say good things about your family

It’s in our blood…to be embarrassed about blowing our own horns’ (or our children’s) in public…so we tend to underplay it, and dismiss the good, …but hey, we aren’t called to blow our own trumpets, we are simply called to declare the love and pleasure that we have towards our own family in front of others, rather than the negative, or…

How to survive motherhood when you’re homesick

I came across this post written a long long time ago, which I never got around to quite finish off…reading it again reminded me the truth about God’s love to us — His gentleness… His mercy over our failings…His patience over our slowness… and His good plan over our brokenness…and especially on days when you feel like you can…

Hope for Parents on Sleep Training Your Toddler

So we’re right in the thick of sleep training our toddler – “stay in bed, don’t come out, no screaming the house down…” – and I’m a true softie when it comes to sleep training, so *thank you, husband* for saving my sleep. Here’s some practical tips from a pragmatic bloke to any sleep deprived parents who might…

how to sing your soul large when everything seems so small, so out of tune

When we both stumbled into the church’s kitchen that Sunday morning, both hunting for that caffeine fix, I knew that there were simply gonna be days just like this… Days when you feel like tearing your hair apart. Days that make you wanna stop whatever you’re doing and change lane, even midway. Days that are short though they feel so long….

Top Picks – Home Activities to Keep Them Engaged and Learning

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…

How to Have A Ridiculously Great Day – Everyday!

“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)…

Enjoying Life Small

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers, but his delight is in the law of the Lord and on His law he meditates day and night…” (Psalm 1:1-2) I run my hand through the burgeoning thickness of her…

Teaching Children HOPE

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…