When things don’t turn out how you expected

At the beginning of this year, I made plans and goals for the year, like so many people do.  I am a planner, I love planning things. I planned to read a book a month, I planned to loose weight, I planned to start exercising and doing yoga (emphasis on start..) I planned to start … Continue reading When things don’t turn out how you expected

Becoming a Mum Who Fills Her Cup First, Till it’s Overflowing

If you are a stay at home mum, or even a working mum, it isn’t always easy. Some days are great, we get a lot of house work done, the kids are in a good mood, dinner stays on the table not the floor and we finish the day feeling like we have achieved something! … Continue reading Becoming a Mum Who Fills Her Cup First, Till it’s Overflowing

40 Ideas for a Fun Family Time With Toddlers

Last week I talked about the importance of family time and how to create a great family environment at home! This week I want to share some practical idea's you could try to bring your family closer together.  He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it … Continue reading 40 Ideas for a Fun Family Time With Toddlers

4 Factors that Create a Great Family Environment

When I became a parent I read many parenting books and manuals on how to look after a baby, feeding, bathing, dressing, sleeping. I didn’t have a clue. And then when Kara became a toddler I would read manuals on how to deal with tantrums and potty training. There is lots of info out there … Continue reading 4 Factors that Create a Great Family Environment

4 Kinds of Behavior to Model for your Kids

The other day we were getting ready for dinner, Kara was hungry and I was trying to get the food on the table, daddy’s phone rang and he answered it and Kara shouted at him “No daddy, not phone time now!” At first I can’t help but laugh, but I saw it - mini me! … Continue reading 4 Kinds of Behavior to Model for your Kids

3 Reasons I Call A ‘Time Out’ on Technology in our Family

 I want to be someone who lives wisely and leads my family in wisdom, so I decided to think about how one huge thing that is in our world, that is affecting our world. That is technology! "Live well, Live wisely, live humbly. It's the way you live not the way you talk that counts." James … Continue reading 3 Reasons I Call A ‘Time Out’ on Technology in our Family

5 Ways to Make new ‘Mum Friends’ in Japan

From the day your baby comes into your world, your life changes and you are no longer who you thought you were, it's no longer just about you or your little life anymore. It's about someone else and you have become someone else. You are a mum.When I first came to this realization, I also … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make new ‘Mum Friends’ in Japan