Everyone needs a tribe

Urban dictionary defines tribe as “a group of friends that would do anything for each other, at just about any time. Friends that have been together for a decade or a day, but are loyal, loving, honest, and fun-loving. The Tribe consists of people that you expect to grow old together with, and by sharing amazing experiences, these are people on whom you will collect all the best dirt on throughout your life. “ I love this definition because it is so true about the amazing group of people I do life with. Over the past two years as a new mom I have really […]

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Honour

I feel like honour is something I never seem to get right in my marriage. I know when I’m being stubborn, strong willed, or just want my way God gently reminds me that I need to submit to David and honour what he is saying. A couple of months ago I knew I was right about something and I wanted to prove it. David asked me to wait a little bit before I ran off and did my own thing. After some negotiation I kind of got my own way and got to do what I wanted without waiting. A […]

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…and then we stopped with the milk.

Last week I weaned Noah – it was a combination of weaning by choice and weaning “because I really had to”. I have been saying for a few months now that I wanted to wean him and I would kind of start but I always gave into him when he asked/demanded milk from me. In summary I’ve been weaning him since May but very unsuccessfully and with the thought of “he’ll self wean eventually”. This all changed last week when I got flu and then ended up with mastitis in both breasts. I can honestly say I have never felt […]

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I see you momma

This past week has been a rough week – well the past month has been rough but I think this past week took the cake. The baby lion had a mad fever, (mad as in 39.9 degrees). This meant that no one was sleeping, which wasn’t anything different than our new normal. We transitioned him from the cot to the “big boy bed”. This meant he could climb out of bed, run into our room and call out “MOMMY” at random intervals during the night. We decided on the 1000 walks approach for sleep training him and keeping him in […]

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Rest

Last night I was reading about the Sabbath regulation in Exodus chapter 35. After I read the few verses on Sabbath, I decided to sit and think about Sabbath and what it means to me. God rested on the seventh day when he created the world and so should we. One of the commandments is that we should keep the Sabbath holy. I think this is more than just going to church on Sunday. After reading this article on the Desiring God website I think Sunday, or the day you take as your Sabbath should be set aside for God, […]

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It’s not our fault

When our 17-month-old son pulled a cup of boiling hot tea over his head it was not our fault, it was an accident. I had to remind myself of this at least 100 times last week. I think it’s safe to say one of my worst nightmares came true last week Tuesday evening. Noah was standing next to me at the dining room table and the next minute he was in the kitchen pulling a cup off the counter. David had just poured boiling water into the cup for tea. My heart stopped as I saw our baby lion holding […]

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Painting with ice

Toddler activities

I love searching Pinterest for fun things to do with toddlers. Especially since I have limited ideas of what I can do with a very busy little boy. I stumbled on this idea – painting with coloured ice blocks and it was great. You will need Water Jug Food colouring Sucker sticks Ice block tray Mix a few drops of food colouring in the jug with some water. Pour it into the ice block tray, add a sucker stick and pop it into the freezer for a few hours or until it is frozen. I put Noah in his high […]

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17 months of Noah

17 months of Noah. 17 months of being a mom. 17 months of experiencing a new kind of joy in my life, my family and my home. 17 months of not having a tidy house. 17 months of chaos. 17 months of challenges, learning and so much goodness. Looking back on the past 17 months I can say I have learnt how to be more patient. I have learnt how live a little slower. I have learnt to get down on my hands and knees and view the world from Noah’s perspective. It has been soooooo good to learn all […]

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When hope shines through

Sometimes you can stand in a room surrounded by people you know and feel alone. Sometimes you can get completely overwhelmed by the simple tasks of the day. Sometimes life can feel like you’re just living inside of a black hole. A few months ago this is how life felt for me. Some how I had slipped into a black hole of depression without realising it. I can’t pin point what caused it or when it started but before long everything I did felt like it was difficult. I would get completely overwhelmed by something as small as packing the […]

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Edible Finger Paint Fun

edible finger paint toddler activities

Near the end of last month my friends had a play date for our littlies. I offered to host it at my house – it was lots of fun. For the play date I visited my go to place on the internet for some creative fun that they could have. I found this great recipe for edible finger paint – it’s also super east to make which is an added bonus.  Here’s the recipe; 1 x box of instant pudding food colouring of your choice.  Make the instant pudding as per the directions on the box. Add the food colouring […]

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