Battling Boob Anxiety

When I *finally* weened my eldest I remember the strange voices that came into my head to attack the change. It wasn’t as if she was young, we’d got to 21 months, and when your daughter starts using you as an excuse to avoid bed for a bit longer it’s probably time to stop. Even…

Still Learning

Over the last month I have learnt quite a lot about myself, particularly in the 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge, but sometimes life lessons come in smaller pieces. Mine surprised me in hindsight. I thought I would share them with you as I can imagine both are pretty common.

Happy 2015!

 HAPPY NEW YEAR! I haven’t written a post in a really long time, but it’s a new year and so I thought I’d start off with a look at the last year, what I managed, and what I didn’t, and what my plans are this year. My child is asleep next to me and so…

So Far This Summer…

I‘ve been a little MIA for the last month, and thinking about it I’m not even sure what exactly has stopped me writing. I’ve been busy, but what’s new? Try not to take it personally; I’m pretty sure I’ve been like this with everyone, a true flitterer (this a made up word because I, along with…

Celebrations; or How To Plan An Awesome Event

As you may know, we planned out a pretty extravagant day for our daughter’s baptism. It is the most amount of planning we’ve done since Bear and I got married, and personally I think it was fantastic. In fact I think it was one of the best days I’ve ever had. I’m pretty darn confident…

Generosity & Secondhand Fashion

As you probably know, already I am generally not a fan of stuff taking over my space, and even less a fan of waste and consumerist culture. However, having a baby can destroy principles remarkably easily and fill your life with short-lived garments and broken shards of plastic. This makes generosity and thrifting all the…

Mission: A Bond of Two Halves

When you think of mission, the likelihood is you picture people travelling, even if only down the road, in order to reach people who might need help in a number of ways. When travel has become easier than ever before a lot of the ideas wrapped up with mission are about the developing world, building…

Mama, Do You Love Me? Barbara M. Joosse

  9/52, 6th May 2014, Week 19 (about 9 books behind… getting there!) I’m reading to Cub and they are gorgeous books, some of which I love. Despite them being much shorter this is not a cop out: I do feel we should be discussing them with as much of a standard as you would…

Sandy Baby: Easter & Eating

Day 4. Easter morning had very little to do with restaurants or a café, but still had a lot to do with food – especially with three lots of family in the vicinity. First though, came the St Andrews Sunrise Service, a tradition in this beautiful little town where people walk to St Mary on the Rocks (the…

Breaking My Heart; Loving More Fully

Sometimes it is hard to think of pain as ever having a point or being a good thing. Sometimes this makes us incredibly angry and that is honestly OK. On the other hand pain can sometimes be the basic sign that change needs to happen. Sometimes our hearts need to break so we understand exactly…