All Posts, Motherhood, On Writing

GUEST POST – Unexpectedly Alone: When an Instamum Hits the Skids

I'm very excited to welcome author Ruth Leigh to the blog to share a little about her two brilliant novels, The Diary of Isabella M Smugge and The Trials of Isabella Smugge, and all the joys and heartache that real, honest motherhood and parenting bring! By Ruth Leigh A couple of years ago, the answer… Continue reading GUEST POST – Unexpectedly Alone: When an Instamum Hits the Skids

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Ruth’s Roundup – November 2021

When I get a moment (they are few and far between, but few is still something, right?), I tuck into a book, read an article, come across a thought-provoking message and think, this needs to be shared. Ruth’s Roundup is a post released once a month where I will share with you some content I have been engaging… Continue reading Ruth’s Roundup – November 2021

Book Reviews, Faith, Suffering

BOOK REVIEW: A Certain Brightness by Philippa Ruth Wilson

Published by Christian Focus (May 2021) This book has to be one of the best I have had the pleasure of reading and reviewing. Perhaps it is because it speaks so tenderly and compassionately to the weary, fragile soul. Maybe it is because it's beautifully written and is accompanied with sketched illustrations by Rebekah Lesan… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A Certain Brightness by Philippa Ruth Wilson

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Why I Have (sort of) Ditched My Social Media Bio

Do you pay much attention to the bio of a social media profile? For anyone reading who has no clue what a social media bio is, it's a small biography of who you are, what you're about and why people should care about what you have to say. It's a snapshot of who you are… Continue reading Why I Have (sort of) Ditched My Social Media Bio

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The Mustard Seed Mum: When Patience Runs Out

As I sit to write, someone decided now was a good time to pull out the world's noisiest leaf blower. It's like an outdoor vacuum cleaner. It's irritating. It's persistent. It's loud. And it's getting louder - still. How long is this noise going to disrupt the street? Not only am I trying to type… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: When Patience Runs Out

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Ruth’s Roundup – October 2021

When I get a moment (they are few and far between, but few is still something, right?), I tuck into a book, read an article, come across a thought-provoking message and think, this needs to be shared. Ruth's Roundup is a post released once a month where I will share with you some content I… Continue reading Ruth’s Roundup – October 2021

Book Reviews, Faith, Suffering

BOOK REVIEW: Suffering by Paul David Tripp

Published by Crossway (September 2018) The title is one we are all too familiar with if we've been on this earth for any amount of time. It's the subtitle that really catapults this book into the hands of those who are suffering or walking alongside someone who is. Paul David Tripp offers the hope of… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Suffering by Paul David Tripp

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What does time with God look like?

What does time with God look like? How can we know Him? Over the years, I have been the queen of excuses regarding the time I intentionally spend with God. I've said 'life is busy, I don't understand what I'm reading in the Bible, I'm too tired, I'm distracted' and so on. However, I have… Continue reading What does time with God look like?

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Is there hope in suffering?

I saw an Instagram post from a Christian I follow who has entered remission from a cancer that she had. Like me, she has a young child and has not had an easy time. However, she recently returned to work as a nurse and was very understandably happy to be back to it. In her… Continue reading Is there hope in suffering?

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Leading By Example

Do you have someone that you look up to? Someone that you want to emulate in some way? For me, it's my Mum. She has modelled for me what following Jesus looks like as a wife and mother, even in the hardest and most hopeless of circumstances. She was the one who led me to… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Leading By Example