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Getting Competitive

Last month

I haven't shared much about my fitness since I finished the Michelle Bridges program in April. While it was a great program, I felt I had the skills to manage my food and fitness myself so I didn't continue on the program. I also wanted to focus on the type of exercise that I really loved...running! I had set myself the goal during the … [Read more...]

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons #igivehope


Today the 30th of July 2014 is the United Nations first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The aim of the day is to raise awareness and to encourage people around the world to take action against this crime. In order to raise awareness they are encouraging people to take a photo of yourself or a friend forming a heart shape with your … [Read more...]

I have Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome

Have you ever felt like a fraud? I often feel like a fraud. I frequently worry that one day someone will find out that I am not as intelligent, or nice, or capable as I have led them to believe. I have felt this for most of my life, and it turns out it is actually a thing. I have Impostor Syndrome. Impostor Syndrome is defined … [Read more...]

Why I don’t have a best friend

Why I don't have a best friend

Friendship has always felt hard for me. As a kid I moved schools a couple of times in primary school, and then I left high school in year eleven. I had best friends over that time but each time I left the school, I also left the friendship behind. The one time I didn't leave, the best friend I made at high school ended up moving to Canberra! I … [Read more...]

The Importance of Open Ended Toys for Play {Guest Post}

open ended toys

Today's guest post was written by Erin from Barefoot Play. I have known Erin since I was heavily pregnant with Miss 5. We attended church together when my hubby was in his final year of Bible college and we have been able to keep in contact via Facebook since that time. I invited her to write a guest post after seeing the great ideas she was … [Read more...]

A Simple Guide to Online Ordering with Menulog + $30 voucher GIVEAWAY!!

We LOVE Thai food {Image credit}

Takeaway food is a real treat at our place. If we are going to order take away food it will often be Thai or Indian and since the kids are fussy we often save ordering takeaway for for a night where we can put the kids to bed and have an "at home" date. If you are like us, you may have a stash of take away menus........somewhere..... Ours … [Read more...]

Three Years of Blogging!

Third Birthday

Did you know that this blog just turned three? Well, neither did I until the third birthday had passed. Oops! I figured that even though it was last week, I could still take a moment to remember the great things that have happened in the past year. Although, my mummy brain has caused me to forget everything that has happened in the past 12 … [Read more...]

Three ‘Chop Free’ Pumpkin Recipes Your Family Will Love

Golden Pumpkin Pancakes 2

Today we have a guest post from the lovely Lauren Parsons. Lauren and I met at the Kindy drop off  and I have loved getting to know her and hearing about the wonderful work she does inspiring and equipping people towards health and wellbeing. Please enjoy her recipes and visit her website to find out more.  Hello to all of Lisa’s beautiful … [Read more...]

Can You Be Friends with The Minister’s Wife?

Can you be Friends with the ministers wife

One of the things I have found quite challenging about being the wife of a minister is friendships within the church. The people at my church are fantastic, and the hard part isn't to do with conflict. It is knowing how to balance being friends with people at church while maintaining certain boundaries that come with the role.   I find this … [Read more...]

Miss 4′s Frozen Themed Birthday Party

Frozen Birthday Party

When my daughter started talking about her 4th birthday party in January I just knew it had to be a Frozen themed birthday party. We had seen Frozen just after Christmas and I absolutely loved it.  I knew my girls would love a Frozen themed birthday party so I got to work on Pinterest and pinned everything I could for inspiration. You can find my … [Read more...]