A letter to my friends whose hearts yearn for motherhood

Dear friend, I've never talked to anyone this but I was reminded of it today as I reflected on being a mother. My husband and I had always talked about how we'd like to adopt and/or foster as well as have our own birth kids. So, when we first decided to think about starting a family we we … Continue reading A letter to my friends whose hearts yearn for motherhood

What do you do when your heart gets ‘broke open’?

 At the beginning of this month I planned and ran a conference and went away on a women's weekend. Work has also been pretty crazy. So it's been a hectic few weeks and I've not found much writing time. But, I have had heaps of processing time in the midst of the busyness so I thought … Continue reading What do you do when your heart gets ‘broke open’?

Let’s talk about everything…

Ever been driving along merrily, feeling smug that the traffic isn't as bad as normal, and then, just in front of you, out pulls a funeral procession? This is exactly what happened to us this afternoon. Now, I'll be honest, my first response was immediate frustration, starting when I realised there were two people walking down … Continue reading Let’s talk about everything…

It’s #timetotalk about mental health

Talking about mental health doesn't have to be difficult. Why should it be taboo to talk honestly about our mental health? Why should people with mental health problems feel isolated or afraid to talk about it? The answer is that it shouldn't. Today is time to talk day. Time To Change are campaigning to end mental … Continue reading It’s #timetotalk about mental health

When the poo soaks through every layer of clothing, who’s got your back?

If you've read my previous blog posts you'll know that I've written about poo and vomit before. It's the reality of being a parent. There will be poo, and there will be vomit. It will get everywhere. And, you will have to clean it up. Yesterday was one of those kind of days. The little … Continue reading When the poo soaks through every layer of clothing, who’s got your back?

Prayer Journey into Parenthood – a book recommendation

In a previous blog post I talked about how, for me, parenting for faith meant praying for my kid before he was even conceived. I prayed for his future, his health, for everything about him. And then when I got pregnant I carried on praying! (Click here if you want to read the whole post.) … Continue reading Prayer Journey into Parenthood – a book recommendation