Sometimes being lonely is not talked about enough, but in people's lives it's thought about enough. Being a christian, being a mum, living in Japan, has not given me a free pass from being lonely. Here are just some of the ways I have tried to tackle loneliness in my own life as a mother.
I have been a kindergarten teacher for 10 years. I'm not a trained teacher, but in Japan it is easy to get a job as an English teacher without a license. So always having wanted to be a teacher of little ones, I was blessed to so easily find a job doing what I love … Continue reading How to fill the gaps in your life – What to do when we feel we are not enough
This weekend we went to Disneyland! One of my dreams, was to take my kids to Disneyland, I love the magic of it all and the memories we can create their! Even though my daughter is only 2 and probably won't remember a lot, seeing her twirl to the Cinderella music and get excited about … Continue reading What memories are you making?
It was an ice cream that fueled it. Such a fuss over ice cream. I like ice cream, but my daughter inevitably likes it more! I had already established a rule with her that she could have ice cream if she collected all the pom poms in her "I'm nice" jar. (This was a jar … Continue reading 3 Ways to be ‘Team Mates’ in your Parenting
My 2 year old daughter has become very chatty - she loves to talk whilst she is playing, whilst she is out and about, at the dinner table and especially when it's time to say goodnight, she suddenly starts gibbering away something very quickly to make me stay in her room! She is a lot … Continue reading 7 Tips to Help your Baby and Toddler Flourish in their Speech
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
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