• Blog Posts

    Taking a page out of her book

    I wanted to write this post a few weeks ago, but as usual life just got too busy and I didn’t feel I had the time to focus on what I wanted to say – and this is a very precious post for me, so I needed that time. Now I’m finally getting a moment to sit down and put words to my thoughts. There is always that one special person who makes an indelible impact on our life; one whom we wouldn’t have predicted to make such a difference. Here’s what I mean: we half expect to be shaped by the influence of our parents, or teachers, or other…

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    The Joy Finding Bucket List

    A few weeks ago I wrote a post about “Finding My Joy Again“. In it I explored the question of whether or not it is possible for a mother to find and enjoy the same unbridled JOY that our children seem to revel in. They always seem so carefree, without stress, and purely happy! The answer to this question is: Yes! Of course it possible… It’s just simply a matter of “how?”. This post is an exploration of that… Last weekend I was fortunate enough to have some time out at a wonderful ladies retreat. It was here that I started to think more deeply about real and pure JOY. I…

  • Daily Pleasures
    Blog Posts,  Family

    Daily Pleasures

    My husband and I found ourselves oversleeping this morning. Which doesn’t happen often and after yesterday’s eventful wake-up call, (Read my blog post “Are You Cross Mommy?”)  it felt good to have a little reprieve and lie in! A little pleasure to our day! There were no major hiccups with the morning routine. No tears or tantrums. My eldest was sent off to school all smiles and the younger three left playing with Duplo in the family room. I was able to get all my morning chores done and even a few extra. Since becoming a stay at home mom, I have felt every emotion one could imagine. I was…