It was my first day at boarding school. I was the grand old age of seven, and this was the most exciting adventure I’d ever had. Imagine it: four little girls the same age, from four corners of the world, nestled in bunk beds at night under mosquito nets and stumbling through corridors in the dark with torches when the part-time generators went off…
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But this I call to mind…
There is always hope. And it starts again with with each new morning.
Clinging on for dear life
‘For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven…’ (Ecclesiastes 3:1) I looked out my kitchen window yesterday and noticed an apple or two still on my tree. It looked like they were just clinging on for dear life, just hanging on by a single twig. Anyone else feel aContinue reading “Clinging on for dear life”
We’ve never come this way before
Winter will end, And time will heal; New life will come! We’ll see the Sun, and Come forth whole.
The struggle is real, but what will we let it bring out in us?
The struggle is real, but what will this crisis bring out in you and me? A flame of judgment, or a blaze of compassion?
Screen fatigue and digital addiction: a family experiment
We’re all tired of screens, but we’re all also addicted to them. It’s making us sick. And tired, too. Here’s three tips for beating the digital blues.
How to get through a pandemic: Just do the next right thing
How can we get through the uncertainty of the next few months?
… Start by doing something, when you feel you can do nothing
… Do what’s in front of you, rather than worrying about what’s ahead of you
… Do the right thing, and the next right thing will happen.
‘Winter is coming’: five ways to keep your family happier and healthier
Here we are, only two weeks into term, and both my kids are off school already! But before I can feel too sorry for myself, I want to make sure I write down what I can do – what all of us can do – to stay healthier and happier in this season! We all know the benefits of a balanced diet and exercise, but is there anything else that makes a real difference? Here’s five things that will give you and your family an extra boost.
Dear mums, this might feel overwhelming right now, but you are stronger than you know, and braver than you think
As the nights bleed into days…
As time slips through your fingers
As you continue to show unconditional love, even when you’re on your knees
You are stronger than you know, and braver than you think
Back to school 2020/2021: burst bubbles and brave steps.
When all this is over, you will tell your children how brave you have been…