Conversations in the Car

Apple Yoda

“Would you mind dropping me to work in the morning?” my husband asked before we went to sleep. We only have one car, you see, and he usually caught the bus, but it would be a public holiday. Kids would be home from school so a no-rush-morning would make it possible. “Sure, we can get […]

Three Words

parenting inspiration: lead by example

“Three words,” my husband said suddenly, as he appeared in the doorway of the kitchen. I looked up from what I was doing and started throwing words at him. “Self-control, kindness, love.” “All good words but not the three I’m thinking of.”  Although he was serious, he had a cheeky sparkle in his eye that […]

Bumps

family resilience

This past month has been tough for our family for many reasons. There’s been a few shocks, uncertainty about the future and the aftermath of emotion related to such things. We’ll be okay; we’ve weathered many storms before and have learned to be resilient. During dips in family life, I notice three main things that […]

My Family Hasn’t Turned Out Like I Thought it Would

White and Yellow Cockietiel pet bird

Family life: Before my husband and I had  children, we had an idea of what it would look like. To a large extent, our ideals were a combination of many of the positives from our childhood experiences married with our own personal values. Many of the things I hoped for have come to be but […]

A Window in Family Life

family / parenting / holidays

There are many seasons in family life, and we have just entered a narrow window. We’ve moved from the toddler stage (where I had to make many personal sacrifices) into the a period where the children are old enough to remember all the fun times we are experiencing together, but still young enough to do […]