Little moments

I was thinking today that parents often don’t have a lot of spare time and having children with additional needs lessens that even more so, especially when they no longer go to bed at 7pm. As a teenager, Pigeon now stays up nearly as late as me, so my time to get things done hasContinue reading “Little moments”

Overwhelmed

What a day! It has been nothing compared to what some people have had to live through, but today, for me it was enough. Sleep deprivation, meltdowns from a teenager, screaming toddler tantrums from an 8 year old and some serious multi-tasking with the household jobs and my own paid work have stretched my patienceContinue reading “Overwhelmed”

Zero waste – is that even possible?

I like to research ways of doing things differently and to see what might work better for us. The zero waste idea caught my interest a couple of years ago. It looked intriguing, so we had a go… I wanted to see if it was even possible within our rather unusual family situation. Two childrenContinue reading “Zero waste – is that even possible?”

Changing family habits

Becoming a single parent (plus the events that brought me to that) turned my life upside down.  I have been on a journey of questioning and examining everything since then. Nothing made sense and nothing seemed secure, even my faith for a time. The ‘just in case’ mentality that my family have lived by forContinue reading “Changing family habits”

Lessons learnt from ten years as a single parent:

I need grace, guidance, patience, energy and wisdom from my Father God; on my own, I cannot be an effective parent. I am only one person. I have tried to be two parents to my children, but I just can’t do it! Not to compare myself (and what I can achieve in a day) toContinue reading “Lessons learnt from ten years as a single parent:”

Minimalist?

I wouldn’t call myself a minimalist. Some of the hoarders amongst my friends and family would refer to me as that, but I don’t think that quite describes me. What even is minimalism? For some it is white walls, only a few pieces of simple furniture and few decorative items on the walls. For others,Continue reading “Minimalist?”

Joy in the little things

It’s easy to get caught up in the fear, in the constant news watching, or in the escapism that others are ‘hiding’ in at the moment. A world pandemic that seems to be out of control is scary, even for people of faith. However, the Lord has been teaching me a strategy for many yearsContinue reading “Joy in the little things”