3 Simple Ways to Make God ‘Real’ to Your Toddler

Toddler years can be incredibly fun.  Watching your child grow out of the baby stage and learning new things everyday is amazing.  Every little thing you teach them is absorbed, like water to a sponge - you might not see that it's going in, but it is.  They observe, learn and in a large degree…
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Do You Need To Get Over Yourself?

pregnant woman. Yourself?'Lila, Do You Need To Get Over Yourself?' 38 weeks pregnant, uncomfortable and too hot, I struggled to get to sleep for the 5th night in a row, in the the busy antenatal ward.  Being admitted for observation the previous week had not been in my plan.  I had hoped to spend the last remaining…
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Firsts

Tomorrow my baby girl starts primary school.  I am sad.  There is no other way of describing it.  A small part of me just wants to keep all my babies at home forever.  But I think the best thing for me is to do is to reflect on how amazing the past five years have…
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Top Tips For Breastfeeding In Public

So you're a breastfeeding mummy to a beautiful new baby, and you think to yourself, I would love to go out for a wee shopping trip! Or meet up with a friend for coffee!  Or have a nice meal out!  But how could you possibly feed in public?! The thought of it makes your heart…
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MMR or not?

Well, like many parents, we have spent the past 15 months taking trips to the doctors surgery for the wee woman to get all her vaccinations. Sometimes I often wondered if we rushed in too quickly in following the normal turn of events and maybe should have done some more research into each vaccination before…
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An Amazing Reunion In Heaven

How much of what we do influences others?  I often wonder about the long-term consequences of our actions, especially in terms of our Christian witness and walk with God.  C. F Stanley said "Consider the life of the Apostle Paul: What do you think went through his mind as he sat in a Roman jail? …
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Changed Lifestyle

I was watching a daytime talk show last week, where they were discussing the changes children make to our lifestyles.  One mum said, 'our children should fit into our lifestyle, rather than us changing our lifestyle to revolve round them'.  This is an interesting concept.  When we have a baby, it goes without saying that…
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Smacking In Schools

I found it interesting to read that there is a loophole in the law, which permits the smacking of children in schools that are classified as 'less that part-time', that is less than 12.5 hours a week.  Given that smacking is banned in all other forms of education, it will probably not be long before…
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