toilet sign of male and female needing to go
Body, Heart

World Toilet Day

It's World Toilet Day every year on 19 November.  World Toilet Day is about taking action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet option by 2030, which is part of the United Nations Sustainable Goal 6:  sanitation and water.  The theme this year is "When Nature Calls" Here in Australia everyone should have access… Continue reading World Toilet Day

For Women Only, For Men Only and The Five Love Languages
Heart, Mind

3 Books That Have Enhanced Our Marriage

As we celebrate our 24th Wedding Anniversary today I thought I'd share 3 books that have helped in our marriage. The first 2 books go together - For Women Only  by Shaunti Feldhahn and For Men Only by Shaunti & Jeff Feldhahn These books have been based on surveys taken of men and women from… Continue reading 3 Books That Have Enhanced Our Marriage

Heart, Mind

WordCamp Brisbane 2018

I attended my first WordCamp last weekend.  WordCamp's happen all over the world and are for anyone using WordPress in any way; developers, web designers, copy writers, business owners, bloggers etc. Here's a bit about what happened at WordCamp Brisbane 2018 and what I learnt over the weekend: They asked for volunteers to help over… Continue reading WordCamp Brisbane 2018

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Grandparents Day

In Australia, it's Grandparents Day this Sunday 28 October.   It's not a very big thing here but our church celebrated a few years ago by asking everyone to bring photos of their grandparents.  Grandparents were invited to bring their grandchildren and grandchildren were invited to bring their grandparents.  At the start of the service everyone… Continue reading Grandparents Day

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

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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