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5 reflections from my hospital bed

In the last few months I have spent some time in hospital as an inpatient. The first time I was in for just over two weeks in April for my stem cell transplant. The second was for a couple of days or so in June as I had pneumonia. As my immune system was weakened… Continue reading 5 reflections from my hospital bed

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Decade Done, 2019 Fun

It's the last day of 2019, so I thought I would share a few highlights of the decade and think about some of the blessings that this year has brought! Also, there will be some changes to this blog in 2020 - praying through the details at the moment! The blog has changed a lot… Continue reading Decade Done, 2019 Fun

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What Real Success Looks Like

Success started in the classroom. When I came home from school with certificates, it felt good. Throughout school I wanted to do well and was ready to take on whatever challenge I could academically. This desire to achieve continued through university where I graduated with a First Class honours degree. It felt like I could… Continue reading What Real Success Looks Like

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Milestones

It's hard to believe I have an 18 month old. I haven't written much about motherhood for a while, but I am hoping to write a bit more on this part of life. The topic that has been on my heart and mind recently is milestones. The majority of infants tend to reach developmental milestones… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Milestones

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An interview with Fiona Lloyd – writing, parenting, publishing

Fiona is a dear friend and we have volunteered together on the Association of Christian Writers. Her encouragement and support during my pregnancy and in the following months of my son's life have been so helpful. I caught up with her to find out more about her recently published book 'The Diary of a (Trying… Continue reading An interview with Fiona Lloyd – writing, parenting, publishing

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The Little Things

As I said goodnight to my son and walked out slowly, pulling the door behind me, I slowly poked my head back into his room. He thought I'd left. I watched him get comfortable for the night and bring his arms across his face as he began to suck on his arm. It's an adorable… Continue reading The Little Things

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Slowing down, not keeping up

Many of you will not know this, but I have been struggling with persistent low moods, worry and anxiety for several months. I have found myself getting angry and irritable at some pretty silly things and have had several days where I have felt completely overwhelmed. This week, after much toing and froing, I paid… Continue reading Slowing down, not keeping up

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The Diary of a (Trying to be holy) Mum by Fiona Lloyd – Book Review

Written in the format of a diary, Fiona Lloyd's 'The Diary of a (Trying to be holy) Mum' records the thoughts of mother Becky Hudson as she navigates through the struggles and joys of being a parent and a Christian. It's a wonderful story of how God meets her where she's at as she learns… Continue reading The Diary of a (Trying to be holy) Mum by Fiona Lloyd – Book Review

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The Mustard Seed Mum: Cranky yet comforted

I am writing this post-coffee, in PJs as my sweet little boy catches up on his precious sleep. Last night started off well. He goes down to sleep just fine, but recently seems to wake at about 1am most nights. Last night however, he decided to cry for about 2 hours (sorry neighbours). Feeding, nappy… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: Cranky yet comforted

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The Mustard Seed Mum: 7 things I said I wouldn’t do as a mum…

...which I do now because I became a mum. Reality check! Bite his fingernails. I was adamant that I would never do this. People suggested it. Websites said it. I had two perfectly good pairs of nail scissors for babies thank you very much. However, the reality of cutting his fingernails meant getting his tiny fingers… Continue reading The Mustard Seed Mum: 7 things I said I wouldn’t do as a mum…