• 2021,  Faith,  Family,  home

    What do you want?

    Has anyone ever asked you ‘what do you want in life?’ If so, did you stop and really think and consider the question? Did you answer the question? What do you want? I have been listening to a lot of Bob Goff videos lately. I love how Bob Goff talks, and how upbeat he is. He has a lot of really good advice on living life well, encourages us all to go on adventurous, and to find creative ways to be kind to the people in our lives, and those who live in our neighbourhood. He oozes happiness! Bob Goff lives a big life. He is a lawyer, a philanthropist,…

  • 2021,  Family

    Walking Through Open Doors

    There will always be new doors and new adventures for us all. Life moves us forward whether we are ready or not, and since we never really know what each open door holds, we still have to jump through whether we are ready or not. We are meant to keep looking in the forward direction. Change isn’t always comfortable, but we do get used to the change eventually. Speaking of change. A couple of months ago we decided to have a look at some local schools for our youngest, for next year. I have been feeling our time as a homeschooling family is coming to an end after 7 years,…

  • 2020,  Family

    21 for 2021

    It’s that time of year when we start thinking about our goals for the coming year. I don’t know about you, but I have been thinking about 2021 for some time. I could tell you 10 great reasons for why you shouldn’t bother setting goals for 2021, considering 2020 was the year of covid-19 and Quarantining. Should we even bother setting goals? The answer to this question is ALWAYS YES! We should bother setting goals! We still have desires, and things we want to achieve in our lives. We are creative beings, goals give us direction, and we are responsible for the lives we lead despite the craziness going on…

  • 2020,  Family

    Disorganised Christmas Mum

    It turns out that the word insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over trying to get a different result. Every year I vow that next year is going to be more organised with regard to Christmas shopping. I always think I have plenty of time, and every year I feel a little stressed leading up to Christmas day. I know I am not the only one because there are other crazed looking people at the shops also looking for the perfect gift for their indecisive teenagers. I am the mother of three daughters and a little boy, two are indecisive. I believe perfect is the…

  • Family

    The Christmas Jars Movie

    It’s December! December is one of the busiest months of the year – Family and friends catch ups, Christmas events, holidays, celebrations, preparing for Christmas and Christmas movies. We love Christmas movies. Last year we enjoyed ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ on Netflix, and while I hear there is a second instalment to ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ now out on Netflix, we are no longer subscribers to the service. This year, we opted to see a movie called ‘The Christmas Jars’. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and it is a movie that I look forward to seeing again next year, and I did need a few tissues, but it was lovely and heartwarming in…

  • Family

    Taking Stock – November 2020

    Far out brussell Sprout! I’m not sure how we got here, but I feel as though I have just done the most almighty slide through to the end of November. It’s been a crazy month with a few very unexpected events, reporting, Ames finished her Tafe Advanced Diploma course, and hubby had to fly up to Mackay to help his parents come home. I decided to spend some time cleaning up my social media platforms, and change the way I use social media, along with a few other huge end of year happenings. Here we are at the end of November wondering how we are going to fit everything we…

  • 2020,  Family

    Family: Mental Load

    I’m not sure when I became aware of my desperate need for simplicity, but I remember starting to think about it more seriously not long after I had our fourth baby. Maybe it was the shock of having four children under 8? Although it could have been everything that was on my plate at the time, considering my dad had died 8 months prior to having Jaden! Also, 2011 was a massive year for us as it was also the year that our Amy was diagnosed with Chronic Recurring Multifocal Osteomyelitis (CRMO), and we started our four year journey getting Ames back to health. I know I spent a lot…

  • Family

    Family: Teaching Life Skills

    One of my favourite kids books of all time is Sean Covey’s ‘The 7 Habits of Happy Kids’. In this book there are seven stories based on Stephen Covey’s ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. Sean Covey is one of Stephen Covey’s son’s. The characters are cute, the stories are enjoyable, short and a good example of one of the seven habits. Last night, Jaden wanted to hear the story ‘Pokey and the spelling test’. The theme was Put First things first, based on the work first play later concept. This story was about a little character called Pokey who loves to play with his friends, and decides to…

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