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.
Last month was our 5 year Wedding anniversary. In 5 years a lot happened, we bought a house, had 2 kids, my husband started a business and many other things happened along the way. It's been a great 5 years, we have grown in love with each other more and more and have grown closer … Continue reading The Gift of Marriage
So I'll be honest I didn't really think seriously about marriage, or what kind of man I wanted to be with, or when I wanted to get married before I met Hiroshi.When I say seriously I mean I did think I seriously want to get married and meet the 'one', "someone who could fulfill me" … Continue reading What’s your ‘One Thing’??
“You ALWAYS say that...” “You NEVER take the rubbish out...” “You are always complaining about that...” “I’m cleaning up after you all the time” “You can’t understand me...” “You never listen to me” “NOTHING EVER pleases you!” “Let’s just get divorced then...!” Have you ever found yourself saying some of these phrases? Then you may have succumbed to … Continue reading What NOT to say in your Marriage – Words and Phrases to steer clear of in Marriage.
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
When my first daughter was born, I think I was pretty stressed out, even though I had been a teacher for 9 years and looked after kids a lot, I didn’t have any idea how to look after a baby and I kinda freaked out when they placed that tiny bundle in my arms. No … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Let your Husband be More Involved
Our spouse is our helper, our lover and our gift. We can’t take them for granted. Just like we shouldn’t expect so much from them. Before we got married maybe we all had our own ideals of what marriage would be like, what our Prince Charming would do for us or how our sweet housewife … Continue reading 4 Ways to Deal With Expectations in your Marriage