I just wanted to say a big, heartfelt, fuzzy, frizzy THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to respond to the New Mama survey. I received so many responses and all of them incredibly valuable – I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your insights! Over the next few months, as the […]
Happy New Year! Another one has flown by and, for me at least, it has been a doozy. Beginning on the other side of the world, in our [then] home in freezing snowy Boston, with a roly poly baby on my hip. Ending in humid Brisbane, on my parents’ verandah, with my sweaty toddler snoring […]
The new year has already arrived in Oz, while here in Boston we’re just a few hours away from our own celebrations. And as we see out 2014, like many people I’ve been reflecting on the year that was. A pretty wild and wonderful one! Lots of big changes, challenges and immense – IMMENSE – blessings… […]
Today is my 34th birthday. It’s also my 3rd wedding anniversary. And 3 months + 1 day since Molly was born. What a blessed life! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to eat some cake and play with my baby.
Being grateful for the blessings we receive – both small and large – is an excellent practice to cultivate. It’s something I have benefited from greatly… even though, to be honest, grace and gratitude don’t always come easily to me. In fact, left to my own devices, I am a world class complainer; I can […]
Happy Valentine’s Day you mob! Whether you go crazy for heart-shaped-anything or refuse to engage with the whole Valentine’s shebang, I’m still sending you love. For me, that’s what this is about. Love! Chocolates, flowers, gifts and adornments are pleasant accessories to the day, but they aren’t necessary. Love can be shown in many ways […]
Do you practice gratitude? I do. I’m a big advocate for being thankful. To be honest, however, I don’t always find giving thanks comes easy… and I often find cultivating an ‘attitude of gratitude’ most challenging at times when it will be of greatest benefit. Oh, the human condition! But I persevere. And, importantly, I don’t […]
I covet things as much as the next person. Who doesn’t? However, I get worn down by the constant drive to acquire something new; the heavy desire for stuff we don’t need. And, even worse, don’t value. Ultimately, things don’t motivate me. Experiences do. I would much rather use my time, energy and resources to cultivate an […]