Tag Archives: love

Do you give your spouse your full acceptance?

In this new series focusing on marriage, I’m setting out to work my way through the alphabet… call it the ABC’s on steroids… highlighting the things that I believe is paramount to a healthy and long-lasting relationship. But, before I start, let me be clear: I am in no way suggesting that my own marriage is perfect (far from it)…. Read more »

Overcoming Feelings of Un-Appreciation!

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Whether you just happened to stumble upon this post or have come here from my Letters Of Lace series. Know that you are in the company of a good friend! There are seasons in life when our acts of service go unnoticed, when our kindness is accepted but not appreciated, when “thank you” and “I’m grateful” are phrases we hardly ever hear…. Read more »

To The Woman Who Feels Unappreciated – Letters of Lace

In my new series, entitled: “Letters of Lace“, I will be touching on themes and topics that explore some of the more desperate things we women struggle with. Difficult and dark experiences that drain every last ounce of our strength, and leave us feeling hopeless, overwhelmed and misunderstood. My aim is to write to the “Woman” who is experiencing this… Read more »

So What If My Boys Are Adopted…

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Before I say anything else, let me make an opening confession… This is an incredibly emotional and difficult post for me to write. So forgive me if I get a little carried away at points, or if something might come across a little too strongly. I am a blogger, and while that may not seem like much to some people, it works for me…. Read more »

Why I Always Cry When Milestones Are Reached!

I sit here, on yet another monumental day, thinking to myself: how on earth do we parents process all the emotions that pump through our veins? The bewildering mix of great pride when something new is learnt, terrible fear about an uncertain future, blood-curdling anger at bad behaviour, unbridled joy when we hear our children laugh and so many other… Read more »

An Open Letter To My Children – Be More Than Me.

I look into your beautiful eyes and I see… I see dreams, and possibility, and promise, and hope for the future. I see the potential to change the world, to make it more than it is today, better than it was yesterday. I see pure ambition, genuine freedom, fearless curiosity, a humble teach-ability and eagerness to learn, courage, gentleness, innocence,… Read more »

Tattooed Mom

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When I was 18, I decided to get a tattoo. I know that, in some circles, the issue of tattoo’s are still a “taboo” subject of conversation. I also understand that people have their own opinions (as do I), and that these can be quite fervent when it comes to the question of whether tattoo’s are ok. This is a… Read more »

My “Momster” – in law

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On Mother’s Day, we sometimes get so caught up in thanking our own mothers, grandmothers, aunts etc. that sometimes we forget about another special person… our Mother-In-Law. We forget that she spent just as much time, love, and care in her own household, raising that special person that we love with all our hearts. I know that there are many… Read more »

Sometimes the answer will just be NO.

The challenge of raising children in this day and age is fraught with tension between intention and pretension. There is a constant tug-of-war between doing what you think is right (intention), and doing what you think other parents believe is right (pretension). It’s a game of: “Should I … shouldn’t I?” We carry an invisible burden of guilt, because we… Read more »

Guest Post – Mat Kelly – Breastfeeding, A Dad’s Perspective

Breastfeeding…Yes, you heard right… Breastfeeding! And no, I don’t have boobs full of milk! I am wanting to express (pardon the pun!) how I felt as a dad within a breastfeeding household. Let me take you right to the start… Before we had children, I can honestly say, I didn’t know or mind how my offspring were going to be… Read more »