Motherhood

Hats of womanhood

Hats of womanhood

May 31, 2013

I enjoyed a conference last weekend which served Christian women who are educating their own children apart from school. There was a bit of a theme of “hats” that we wear, representing the different roles and responsibilities we have. While I don’t love the imagery, it got me thinking. Here is something I wrote. There […]

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It's not the teachers' fault.

It’s not the teachers’ fault.

September 1, 2012

We home educate, but we are not anti-school. In fact, I have a growing concern for teachers and schools. Schools are expected to teach children the skills, values and habits which families are responsible for. You only have to read the outcomes and indicators in the NSW Board of Studies syllabuses to see this (if you […]

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Mother fatigue

Mother fatigue

August 13, 2012

I’ve mentioned recently how full the days are and how tired I am when they end. There are plenty of tired people in the world. God has been very gracious to give me children, so I am thankful to be worn out caring for them. But one of the biggest challenges I am feeling is […]

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Redundant mums

January 26, 2011

Whether Christian or not, it seems typical that mothers need to justify their existence with what they are doing beyond motherhood. Paid work, study, formal ministry schedule. We have trouble imagining how we might be productive “at home”, especially when children grow out of their highly dependent early years. I really appreciate my dear friend, […]

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The painful good of saying sorry to kids

The painful good of saying sorry to kids

December 7, 2010

I am tired of saying sorry to my kids. Many times a day. Everyday lately. But there have been two interesting patterns develop (and it’s terrible that there has been enough experience for there to be a pattern). Face buried in a pillow, in tears, after an awful outburst, before I have said sorry, one child puts […]

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