Maybe, just maybe, today you need to hear that you are ‘good enough’, and that – all things considered – you are quite simply ‘perfect’ for the family and friends God has gifted you with. ❤️
Tag Archives: Parenting
🎁 The best gift you could give your kids for Christmas 🎁
But just then, Eden says, ‘mummy, I want to give you a cuddle.’
Hugging her close, I said, ‘Aww thanks, Eden, what’s that for?’
‘Because mummy, YOU are my present! ’
To be a parent is to eat humble pie: 8 myths I believed before I became a mum
If there’s one thing that serves to humble me on a daily basis, it’s being a parent. One of the reasons for that is that things I vowed I’d never do before I became a mum tend to come back to haunt me…
The hamster and the covid test 🐹
Ok, so this isn’t one of my proudest parenting moments. But I’m going to share it because no doubt most of us all have to go through this rigmarole at some point in the next few months, and as well as being mildly amusing (only in hindsight, I assure you), let this be a warning not to promise rewards in the moment you aren’t willing to deliver on; you may regret it.
Kids making a mess?: Six reasons to let it go, for a while anyway
if you find odd socks and toast mixed in with your duplo once in a while, it’s fine. Sometimes disorder is beautiful too.
An operation in resilience #2
Today my wee Zoë is having follow-up surgery on her arm. She smashed the bone just under her elbow in June and had plates and screws installed. I wrote a post during her first operation – I’ll admit, it was partly to distract myself from pacing the corridors and going out of my mind. ThisContinue reading “An operation in resilience #2”
On the days you just want to go back to bed…
How do you make those groggy winter mornings a little more bearable? Here’s what we’ve tried these last few months…
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.
When your best is not enough
Sometimes you will invest 110%, and it still won’t be enough. But that’s where grace comes in.
‘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.