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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

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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

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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

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7 Tips For Writers Starting Out

Thinking about giving writing a go? Perhaps you used to love writing, but just haven't done it for a while. Maybe you are looking for a new hobby or a side hustle to make some extra money. The reasons we write are many and varied. Here are a few tips that I have found helpful… Continue reading 7 Tips For Writers Starting Out

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Two Books That Helped Me Through A Cancer Relapse

Just a short post today on two books that I was very thankful for as I went through a Hodgkin's Lymphoma relapse earlier this year. God on Mute by Pete Grieg Going through cancer for the second time has brought new thoughts to my mind in comparison to being a twenty-something student who had lymphoma… Continue reading Two Books That Helped Me Through A Cancer Relapse