Heart, Mind, Parenting, Soul

5 Books That Influenced My Parenting

If you've been reading my blog for any time you'll have worked out that I love reading!  I read many parenting books, especially when my children were younger.  Here I've chosen 5 of these books that have influenced my parenting. Parenting in the Pew:  Guiding Your Children into the Joy of Worship by Robbie Castleman… Continue reading 5 Books That Influenced My Parenting

Heart, Mind

Connect for Life: Dinner at Mum & Dad’s

It's World Mental Health Day today and also Queensland Mental Health Week.  The theme for 2018 is to value mental health with six steps: 1. Be active – Physical activities like walking can positively influence the way you think, feel and function. 2. Keep learning – Our well-being can improve by taking up a new… Continue reading Connect for Life: Dinner at Mum & Dad’s

Heart, Mind

Board Games for All Ages

When our friends were staying with us recently we played a number of board games which were enjoyed by ages 8+.   Board games teach many skills such as turn taking, patience, how to lose gracefully and following rules. The favourite during the whole visit was Phase 10.  A game with a special set of cards… Continue reading Board Games for All Ages


Make New Friends but Keep the Old

Recently we had an 'old' friend and her family staying with us for the best part of 5 weeks.  We've been friends for 30 years.  Since then I've been pondering the importance of friendship, having old friends but making new friends as well. I've been thinking about the old song (that I must have learnt… Continue reading Make New Friends but Keep the Old

Body, Heart, Mind, Soul

Feed My Family Fortnightly Friday Four

I'm starting a newsletter for this blog. I'm planning on publishing it fortnightly on a Friday. Now, I don't usually subscribe to newsletters that just show recent blog posts.  If I want to follow & read a certain blog I will either add it to my WordPress or Feedly Reader.  However I do subscribe to… Continue reading Feed My Family Fortnightly Friday Four