Our Need To Please Others

So often we easily fall into the trap of doing things to please others.  This is not always a bad thing.  We may want to please our parents, because this is obedient to God's commandment.  We may seek the approval of our spouse or friends, because we love them and want to make them happy. …

A Serious Reflection On Education

The education of our children, is a very important aspect of their lives.  It is one of the key factors in determining their future job prospects and quality of living.  Everyone always has an opinion on the way children should be educated and before I begin my discussion I would like to make the point…

Healthy Food = Expensive Food?!

"It is often quite expensive and time-consuming to buy healthy food and that puts wealthier parents at an advantage." This is a statement by Tam Fry (National Obesity Forum), when he featured in a BBC News article about childhood obesity.  My question today challenges this idea that wealthier people have an advantage when it comes…

Baby Genius :-)

The past three months have been incredibly life changing.  Time has gone so quickly its hard to believe how much Tamar has changed and grown in such a short space of time.  One minute we are in the hospital unsure how to change a nappy, the next we are having our baby dedicated in church! …

Setting a good example

It would be easy for me to write a blog post day after day, about the joys and news experiences of being a parent! Wonderful and unique things happen everyday with Tamar, she is a fascinating little person, who is maturing in her own way. I was just pondering on the fact that everything is…

Old Fashioned Neighbourly Kindness

Well today,  I had a refreshing reminder that there are still many nice kind-hearted people in the world!  It began two days ago when our neighbour from two doors down (whom I have never seen or talked to before) was driving out of the cul-de-sac as Tamar and I were going for a walk.  She…