Tag: children

  • Learning to be brave.

    Learning to be brave.

    Learning to be brave is a process, find out how I was a reminded of this during a family walk.

  • Photo album

    Photo album

    A collection of memories over the last few months, a closer look at family life.

  • Home grown goodies.

    Home grown goodies.

    Our journey as first time growers!

  • Encouragement.


    As tears rolled down my face on Monday night, I had come to the end of myself. Homeschooling, the reality of isolation, tantrums from a 6 year old, my 8 year old acting like a surly teenager and a disagreement with my partner had left me feeling…empty. Empty and sad. I knew this wasn’t going […]

  • Facebook challenge (it’s not what you think, part 1)

    Facebook challenge (it’s not what you think, part 1)

    As you know, I work as a teaching assistant in a local primary school. Specifically, year 6, the SATs year. It was a big year for these 10/11 year olds as we prepared them for taking their tests, as well as getting them ready for moving up to secondary school. It could be high pressured […]

  • 1st week of homeschooling done!

    1st week of homeschooling done!

    Well, that is technically one week of schooling done. It has been strange, wonderful and stressful for everyone involved. As you know, I work as a teaching assistant in a primary school however, I am still nervous about homeschooling my two boys.  I tried making my own timetable in preparation for the coming weeks but honestly, […]

  • My kids finally get it.

    My kids finally get it.

    With everything that has been going on about corona virus, the build to whether we will or won’t shut down, the news and the intense family discussion taking place in our house, the boys are fully aware of the virus and its impact. They have even taken to washing their hands more often without complaint! […]

  • An Illustrated Advent Wreath: Product Review

    An Illustrated Advent Wreath: Product Review

    I know that Christmas has come and gone and we are in the throws of the New Year, but I just wanted to say thank you to Illustrated Ministry for an amazing product. Just before December, I started looking for ideas about what we could do to celebrate advent as a family and bring Jesus […]

  • We got a puppy!

    We got a puppy!

    A the beginning of the summer holidays, we did something a little crazy. We got a puppy! It was not a spare of the moment decision, we have talked about it for years, but we never felt the timing was right. Especially for me, with two young boys and a cat already, I did not […]

  • Recap.


    So much has happened in such little time. I did not believe my mother when she told me that as you get older, time begins to slip through  your fingers and when you have kids, the years are so much shorter. Time flies, as they say. Still, I can happily say, that I have begun […]