The Discipline of Giving Myself Grace.

This post contains an affiliate link. I’m not sure about you, but for me, grace is one of the last things I give myself. Towards other people, I often encourage grace: Don’t kill yourself over this. Remember this is a season. Be kind to yourself, you’re going through a really hard time.  In some ways,…

How To Know If You’re Parenting From Fear

I don’t often catch on straight away. It can take a few weeks for me to realise what’s going on. What is going on? Signs You’re Parenting From Fear I start to get overwhelmed. Instead of finding joy in my days, I feel frustrated and a plaguing feeling of lack. I find the children difficult,…

For the Overwhelmed, Exhausted Wife & Mother

I wrote this on Instagram the other day: I am so tired. This full-time motherhood, investing in future generations, character building, loving, feeding, nurturing thing is just exhausting. I never knew my dream job would take so much of me. It is relentless. I desperately need encouragement every single day.” It’s not just that I’m…

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,…

If the Husband is the Head, What is the Wife?

Headship. Submission. That’s what I’m wanting to talk about today. But not to you, to me. Huh? What I mean is that, if I were talking to myself, I would know that I have read, understood, accepted, and am trying to live out the Biblical design for men and women in marriage: of the husband…

Feeling All The Feelings: Life After Anti-Depressants

For more posts on mental health and motherhood, click here. If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you will know that for the past three years I have been on anti-depressants. You will know that I haven’t suffered from depression but rather a cyclical anxiety disorder that was triggered off when…

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…