10 04, 2012

grateful, not guilty

April 10th, 2012|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , , |54 Comments

This Easter I have been doing so much thinking. I followed Eden’s journey to Niger, as she blogged about the Food Crisis for World Vision. I have been thinking about how I want to teach my children about how important it is to know there is a whole big world out there. I don’t feel I’ve been doing enough. Scarred maybe, by the school counsellor that told me I shouldn’t take my step-children with me when doing my volunteer charity work as it would be ‘psychologically damaging’ to them. I have been thinking about […]

8 05, 2011

being a mother

May 8th, 2011|Categories: A Little Delightful|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Growing up I had career aspirations and dreams. I wanted to be a teacher, event manager or marine biologist. I started studying to be a teacher and changed my mind, and moved onto event management. This suited me better, but the course was not exactly what I was after, so I shifted direction and took up media and photography. I gave up on the idea of being a marine biologist when I learnt I’d have to dissect marine animals. Yeah, pretty much crushed that dream for me.But the moment I became a mother, my […]

4 04, 2011

a manifesto for mums

April 4th, 2011|Categories: printables|Tags: |1 Comment

I absolutely love motherhood.I really am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be a mother, to raise my children and to have so much fun doing it.Like so many of you, I am thankful for each day. To me, there is no greater blessing.When I saw this I was in love straight away – a Manifesto for Mums.I love that it is positive and it makes me smile.I love that it is honest and reminds us that everyday, we are good enough.I love that it acknowledges that sometimes this isn’t easy. And sometimes […]

25 03, 2011

being present & a home made play mat

March 25th, 2011|Categories: crafts|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Lately, things have been slipping. Housework, uni work, quality time with the kiddos, with my husband. The semester at uni started and it always takes me a while to get into the new groove of things. Then my beautiful 93 year old Grandmother passed away and we flew overseas for the funeral quite unexpectedly. Come home and we’re all sick and it takes us 3 weeks to shake it. Add to all of that a miscarriage and some medical tests for me and it’s been a rollercoaster 2011 already!Jade’s post about spending too much […]