Okay, so yesterday I found a folded, yellowed letter inside one of my books. It was a list of parenting tips my mother had written for me when I became a mum 16 odd years ago. I’m so glad I found it and even happier that I took heed of many of them. Yes, my mum is [...]
How many times have those of you, who have their mums present in their worlds, called up or dropped around to ask 101 questions of how to fix something, cook something or make something?
For me, living in a different city, the phone calls are often. They could range from how to make that particular gravy she [...]
Happy Father’s Day!
Wherever this post finds you, whatever you end up doing, with whomever you end up celebrating this great day, do so with all your heart!
Know that there are eyes and ears, young and old, watching and listening to their favourite heroes! That’s you dads!
Give them your all, live in the moment, lay aside [...]
Oh no. My first assignment for thefamilyroom, write an article about a book that inspired you.
I read this on my computer screen and turn to my husband, Andrew and say “they want me to write about an inspiration book.” I see the look of concern sweep across his face. “Think back”, he says, “think back [...]
Thought of the week…
You know those moments when you just sense something’s not quite right?
My daughter loves to explore and ‘be one’ with nature, so often she roams the neighbourhood alone road testing various parks as the perfect spot to read or journal.
She’s almost 16, so the alarm bells in my head and heart are not as loud as [...]
As a work at home mom, in the midst of summer vacation, I had been fretting about how I was going to get any work done and still spend quality time with my kids.
It’s hard enough to balance being a mother, wife, home business owner, and friend when the kids are in school. And although they have been enrolled in [...]
As dads and husbands, we have been given a great responsibility. And it is not a responsibility that should be worn lightly. That responsibility is to be providers – but not just in the way that you may be thinking.
I asked a large group of men to tell me what it meant to be a provider. Overwhelmingly, [...]
Susan recently posted an article title Bedtime Routine in which she outlines the bedtime rituals maintained in their home. It is a beautiful read…click here to have a squiz.
We are currently focussing on celebrating the everyday amongst the fray of our busy lives…to find the silver lining.
For me, as a child, my favourite part of [...]
I was told long ago that we could pretty much count on a few sets of hands the big events in our lives. That being birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc. They are mostly great, noteworthy and cause enough to celebrate with everyone in our world.
To get to these places however, is a culmination of the effort, [...]