Faith, Mental Health, Parenting

When what now becomes what if

Hardships aren't easy. (The clue is in the name). But I've seen great purpose come from great pain. When I struggled with maternal mental health for a second time, and sank to such depths from which I thought my marriage and my family would never recover, I couldn't see a way out. I remember crying… Continue reading When what now becomes what if

Lifestyle, Mental Health

Chasing waves and wellness

There is nowhere I would rather be, than in the woods or by the sea. For as long as I can remember, I have loved the great outdoors, and been especially mesmerised by the coast. Dave and I have made some of our biggest decisions while walking in the woods or along the beach, and,… Continue reading Chasing waves and wellness

Adoption, Homeschool, Lifestyle, Parenting

Why we stopped homeschooling

I am sat drinking coffee alone in my favourite coffee shop reflecting on the last 12 months. Today is the first day back at school for our boys after we spent a year home educating them. The irony is not lost on me that it was in this coffee shop that we spent our first… Continue reading Why we stopped homeschooling

Essential Oils, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Parenting

Too good not to share

Ever been in love? If so you know what it feels like to be head over heels, completely consumed by someone or something. This is how I feel about essential oils. Sound extreme? Think again. If you knew that you had a way to help a friend feel good, help her baby sleep, or support… Continue reading Too good not to share

Faith, Lifestyle, Mental Health

Just Another Manic Monday?

Monday’s are the toughest day of the week for many. Statistically, it is the day with the highest number of heart attacks and suicides. At some point our mind or our bodies gives way to mounting pressure, at work, at home, at school, at university. I used to dread Monday because that was the day… Continue reading Just Another Manic Monday?

Adoption, Faith, Lifestyle, Parenting

Everything I never wanted

It is Mothers Day, and this is the first one as a mom of three that I am actually looking forward to. Last year I was dreading the emotions (or lack thereof), that I would feel when my children bundled into bed with me. I consider myself crazy blessed as a mom of three, but… Continue reading Everything I never wanted

Faith, Lifestyle

Loving me

Love. Love is a many splendid thing. I can sprinkle love like confetti wherever I go, with a smile, a laugh, a hug or a gift. But loving me? I find that incredibly challenging. I can give advice to a friend, help her with decisions, encourage her in a new venture and tell her she… Continue reading Loving me

Faith

Running with others

"Oh, I don't run with others." This was my response to friends who had done Couch to 5k and wanted to join me on some of my regular runs. It makes me cringe now, looking back but there was a reason behind it. Running for me is more than just getting fit. It is my headspace, my… Continue reading Running with others