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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less comparison and judging… more seeking out the gold

We live in a crazy world that’s filled with comparison. I often find myself comparing myself to other women thinking she’s prettier than me, she’s a better mom than me, she looks better in that dress than me, she sings better than me… And so the list can go on. Comparison has the potential to open a can of worms that can take you down a rabbit hole where you just end up feeling sorry for yourself. When we compare ourselves to other people we also open the door to be judgmental about them. We may look at someone and […]

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7 months of being a mom

I think I was told at least once a month that time goes really quickly and before I know it Noah will be grown up while I was still pregnant. I don’t think I really believed it until Noah was four months old and I was returning to work at the end of my maternity leave. Jump ahead three months and Noah is almost seven months old. In some ways it feels like just the other day I was painting my toenails pink before my last doctors appointment where we actually got to meet our sweet baby lion. In other […]

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Noah’s Dedication

On Sunday, 4 February it was a year ago that I stood in the bathroom with my third pregnancy test waiting impatiently for it to confirm if I really was pregnant. The first two tests that I had used the night before were cheap ones from Clicks. They both showed a faint second pink line. I then went a bought a Clearblue pregnancy test thinking it would be the most accurate of the tests. I remember watching it flash and then screen said “2 – 3 weeks pregnant”. It was the most exciting, overwhelming feeling in the world seeing the […]

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Live like you’re loved…

Chaana Ashworth Photography

What would it take for you to live like you are loved, just that way you are right now – in this moment? If I were to be brutally honest I don’t think I have an answer for this question. The reason for this is because the thought of being loved just as I am seems to be something that can’t be attained. It’s almost like there is always something in the way, well thoughts of how I can be a better person or be more pretty etc. before I can be loved or liked.  Deep down we all want […]

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