• The Ugly Truth

    This week we celebrate our 11th Wedding Anniversary. That’s right, ELEVEN years! Snaps to us, I mean come on, that’s like 25 or 30 years in Hollywood marriages 😉 I intended to write this post a year ago, because Ten Years sounds like a much more well-rounded milestone to celebrate and overflow from….but alas, I was 38 weeks pregnant and went into labour the next day. So although 11 doesn’t really sound like a magic number, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share what I’ve learnt along the way. Don’t worry, this post isn’t going to be a ‘5 Steps to a Happy Healthy Marriage’ kind of post, that’s…

  • Words of Life

    So here’s a bit of honesty straight up…I feel like a failure. Often. A lot of the time in fact. Mostly as a mother. I feel like a big fat failure. I feel like I’m failing at life, failing at motherhood, failing my children, failing my husband, failing God’s call on my life, failing my hopes and dreams and desires, and worst of all, failing the little girl I used to be who dreamt of growing up and achieving great things. I feel like a failure. And here’s a little bit of truth….it’s all lies.

  • Number Your Days

    Did you know it’s June already?!?! Yep, it snuck up on me too. Actually, it’s almost halfway through June, which means it’s almost halfway through this year. Another year gone. Another year older. Another year on this earth in this thing called life. I read something recently about time being the most valuable resource, and I must agree. It’s something we all have the same amount of, yet we can all use it differently, either for better or for worse. The past few months for me feel like they have been absolutely filled up with things to do, places to go, people to see, activities to do, events to attend,…

  • Carefree In His Care

    As I was siting down recently with my two children playing games and make-believing pretend scenarios, I had a simple but powerful revelation. As always, I had sooooo much that needed to be done – lots of jobs around the house, phone calls to make, emails to send, meals to prepare, clothes to wash, rooms to clean, events to plan – but Hugo asked me to play with him, and no matter how busy I am or what I have to get done, I always make playing with my children a priority. So the three of us sat on the floor playing trains and cars. In amongst all of the…

  • Identity Crisis

    Aargh. I seem to have accumulated more bad days in the past few weeks than I probably have in the last few years. You know the ones where everyone is sick, the house is a perpetual mess, and you feel like you’ve got no capacity left in you to go on? No? Oh….awkward 😉 Well, let me paint the picture for you on this one particular day. The whole family had been sick for over a week, I was trying to look after everybody including myself, and of course, this just happened to be the same day that the toddler decided to misbehave and push all of my buttons and…

  • A Heavenly Invitation

    Recently as I was watching an old Disney movie with my kids and had such a powerful revelation poured into my spirit through one of the musical numbers! You know what Disney songs are like – painting a perfect picture of a beautiful, fantastical, amazing and awe inspiring moment that causes even the grumpiest of us to believe a little and, well…maybe even hum along to the catchy melodies. Now, I’m a sucker for these things at the best of times, but even long after I sat and watched this old film with my children, I was singing this song in my head, in my heart and in my spirit…

  • Fighting Fear

    Just over six months ago I was involved in a serious car accident. My husband was travelling overseas for work and I was at the wheel with my mother in the passenger seat and my two children in the back sleeping soundly. We were driving over a mountain range and it had been raining heavily that morning, and was sprinkling a little at the time. As I drove up a slight hill about to take a left corner, a huge and overloaded 4WD came flying towards us, completely out of control, sideways and on our side of the road. After my mind finally registered in milliseconds what was actually happening…

  • Guess How Much I Love You

    One of my favourite things about being a parent is to give my children good things and see their smiles beam across their faces and their eyes light up with pure excitement. An even deeper joy is felt when I see the response of my almost 3 year old son with ecstatic fits of excitement. It fills my heart to overflowing with love for him, I cannot contain it and it feels like I’m going to burst with joy! Recently we had a family outing and I knew we were coming up to an ice cream van. I had already decided that we were going to buy Hugo an ice…

  • Come Dine With Me

    So…it’s mid-March already! Um, when did that happen?!?! The first quarter of our year has been unrelentingly busy with so many commitments, events, business trips, business realignments and transitions, changing and expanding roles and on top of that trying to make friends and family a priority and giving our children and our little family unit time to rest and relax as well as adventure and explore. So, it has been busy to say the least! Some days I would even say overwhelming. Recently I was having some time with God and to be honest, I was begging him for wisdom as to how to balance the whole work/family/life thing because…

  • Daughters of Eve

    While sitting in the maternity suite a few hours after giving birth to our baby girl, I looked down upon her delicate fresh face and was completely overwhelmed by the feeling that I had a daughter. A daughter! I absolutely love being a mother to a son – I love the responsibility of shaping him into a strong, wise, confident, brave, courageous, passionate, gentle, loving leader – but looking into the eyes of this tiny little beauty nestled snugly in my arms as I sat on that hospital bed, I had a brand new feeling come over me. It was more than the fact that I had just given birth…