Tag: family

  • 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.

  • Hope.

    Hope.

    Last week, I returned to work and during that time we have prepared for when the school partially re-opens. I am not going to lie, it was one strange, hard week. Everything is upside down and the new systems in place to ensure social distancing is comepletely alien to how schools actually function. I am […]

  • Encouragement.

    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 […]

  • Love.

    Love.

    We have never known an Easter like this. An Easter where we cannot gather together physically or have friends over to our home to celebrate this time of year. There is real fear and anxiety over the corona virus and its long term impact. We are all in the same situation but are facing different […]

  • 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! […]

  • What a month!

    What a month!

    The longest month of the year has officially ended YAY! Officially we know there are 31 days but, oh my word, do they feel longer. Especially when you are crawling towards payday. And if I am honest, this January has felt more like the world has gone “it’s 2020! let’s get this year really started.” […]

  • Finding my forever name.

    Finding my forever name.

    What a long a long and winding road, it is to be a writer. First, there is the whole being creative and maintaining it conundrum. Then there is the ‘taking yourself seriously and believing in yourself’ trial. Next is the ‘trying new approaches’  phase. It goes without saying that every dream is not without it’s […]

  • 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 […]

  • Trying new things.

    Trying new things.

    Anyone who knows me, knows that I cannot bake. I genuinely cannot bake a simple a cake. There are no if’s or but’s about this, I am an awful baker. So bad in fact, that I tried to do baking with the boys when they were younger as a rainy day activity and the kids […]