How I Broke My Brain.

Yes, you read right, I broke my brain. I had a pretty wonderful and settled childhood. We moved to the country, lived by the sea, played in the hills all day. I remember thinking as a young teen how lucky I was, and I couldn’t imagine a future where our family wasn’t together. And then,…

Winter Fashion: Ideas & Specials

Here Down Under in New Zealand, we’ve just come out of a long winter. Despite being mid-Spring, our climate is very changeable – one day we’re wearing t-shirts and shorts, the next day, we’re back in woolly jerseys and boots. {If you ever come here to visit, make sure you pack a variety of clothes!}…

Why Pursuing Perfection Makes Me Less Faithful.

For many years I have struggled with a pursuit of perfectionism. It is a drive I have that pushes me forward in many ways, though this desire for perfectionism doesn’t stretch to all areas of my life. I don’t, for example, want a perfect house. {Which, those who know me, would nod in agreement because…

How I Recovered From Mummy Burnout.

Less than a month ago, I was almost on the edge. I was really, really tired. I was emotionally all over the place. Every day dragged and I was constantly irritated with the kids. Situations with them were trying even when, normally, they wouldn’t have been. And, like always, you never know how tired and…

A Simple & Delicious Bread Recipe

This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you for supporting our family. I mentioned on Instagram recently that we have been doing a health over-haul in our house. Nothing crazy. We’re just trying to eat more natural, wholefoods. And we have a treat over the weekend. As a mother, trying to go grocery shopping with…

This Is Me: Accepting How God Made Me

Never has it been harder to accept who we are than the age we are in right now. Though our western society has hashtags galore to promote beauty standards and “accept yourself” movements, people are more insecure, lost, and self-haters than ever before. We are a culture obsessed with self {hence, selfies} as well as…

Motherhood & Mental Illness: When I Am Weak

This is now part of a mini-series found here: Motherhood & Mental Illness Anxiety. Mental Illness. They can be hard words to swallow about myself. But I do. This week I have been reminded that I live in a frail and fallen body. It’s easy, when things are fine, to fool myself into thinking that…

Birthing Babies: Grace In A Fallen World

“Children are a heritage from the LORD.” Psalm 127:3 I am a mother by the grace of God. As part of His plan for my life, and my husband’s, He has given us two children. And as I have said in my page about me, it looks like our two little ones are it {at…