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

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


World Suicide Prevention Day

When I was about 13 a member of my extended family members suicided.  My mother was quite open about it and I can clearly remember her talking to us about it.  Mental health issues affect or have affected a number of members of my extended family including my mother.  My parents were always quite open… Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day

Mind, Soul

Learning To Solve Crosswords and Learning About Faith

This morning my daughter asked me to check the answers that she had in a crossword puzzle that had both cryptic and straight clues.  After checking the answers that she had filled in, I helped her with a couple more clues.  As I gave her some hints or told her what a few of the… Continue reading Learning To Solve Crosswords and Learning About Faith