Moments Of Sabbath

I was looking up the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy 5 for Anna, and as I was reading through them, I stopped at number four: "Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labour and do all your work, but the seventh day is…

Good As New

In our early marriage, one of the things I quickly observed and have now really understood about Charlie's parents is their passion for DIY. From painting to new carpet, a new kitchen to putting up fresh wallpaper and laminate flooring, a good old "Mead" project seems to be in their blood. And Charlie's certainly taking…

Conversations To Be Continued…

"Hi Lovely! How are you?" my friend Charlene said to me on the school run. Meanwhile her daughter, Eloise quickly mentioned, "Mummy, I'm hungry! May I have a snack please?" "Fine thanks! How are you Hon?" I replied back. And instantly my son Luke shouted, " I want a snack too Mummy! Mummy, can I…

A Slower Pace

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about this vast digital world we now live in. How everything is so fast and instead of having face-to-face interactions and building relationships, we are often turning to our phones, tablets, phones and computers way too much in my opinion. On our recent trip to California, I brought back…

Breathe

A few days ago, I had my first (in six years!) week day hair cut completely by myself. No kids, no childcare to consider, just me walking into the salon. To those without small children, this isn't that big of a deal but to those mamas who have hair dryers collecting dust and hair always…

Changing Of A Season

After a gorgeous, sunny Saturday, the weather's direction has made the autumnal switch with mild but grey, drizzly days throughout this week. Leaves are starting to slowly fall from the trees and as Luke says when the wind blows, "Mummy, it's raining leaves!" I have this eager desire to bake with pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, and…

Six Years Old

Last Sunday night, I was madly setting up paper honeycomb ball decorations and our traditional "Happy Birthday" bunting banner. Presents were being wrapped and assembled for the morning excitement of our soon-to-be six years old, Anna. Cake and cupcakes were made and ready for the birthday girl. While doing birthday preparations, I was reminded about…

Roots

I've been thinking a lot about roots lately. We don't see them much, but roots are what allow trees to steadily plant into the ground and give them stability to grow healthy and strong. Rainfall, sunshine, and soil conditions all play their part on trees and plants, but those roots underneath really help determine the…

The Quiet Room

I was recently at the Rickmansworth Aquadrome, a lovely local park with little lakes to walk or cycle around. After circling one of the lakes with Luke on his balance bike, we met up at the Aquadrome's cafe with my friend, Michelle and her two children. As we got the kids settled with their snacks…