Today I am very excited to have Michelle Pannell from Mummy from the Heart guest posting. Her blog is very successful and well worth following. Her children are that bit older than mine (and many of my readers who are also in the preschool/early primary stage) so I asked her to share her wisdom looking back at this stage. I have found her words so encouraging and hopefully lots of you will too. Thanks Michelle!Read More
Welcome! I'm Nicola, I encourage mums who are struggling with tough times make their home happy. My husband has Crohn's disease, one of my sons has Down Syndrome and yet - most of the time - our home is a happy place and I'd love to share with you how that looks!
I've been debating how much to put on here about Down Syndrome. I know a few of my subscribers have children with Down Syndrome, other have children with other special needs, but many are just mums a little overwhelmed, or not even mums at all!
But I'm passionate about teaching people about Down Syndrome, so that the culture of fear around it (due almost exclusively to the testing done in pregnancy and language in press articles) dissolves...Read More
Often we think life’s got to be big to make an impact. That our work doesn’t count for much when it’s work in the home. Surely we’ve got to be out there to change lives? Have a career. Do purposeful work. Certainly not a life spent vacuuming the floor for the third time today, wiping dirty toddler noses and feeding a baby throughout the night.
Yet, this is the call on my life. Maybe it’s the call on yours too. A simple life at home. Not fame. Nor fulfilment to be quite honest with you.Read More
To be honest, I still don’t know exactly what I’m trying to focus on here on the blog. When I came up with the name I was just thinking that I wanted to share how my home is a happy place, but not the specifics...Read More
We’ve been overwhelmed in the past by friends and family who helped out – by praying, sending support AND doing practical things, but sometimes the person in the middle of the crisis can’t actually articulate what would be practically helpful so hopefully these ideas may help.Read More
Here’s a practical guide to setting goals when you’re a mostly stay at home mum, or on maternity leave....what hobbies did you used to love? What would you love to learn more about? Is there an online course you could follow? Are there leisure classes at a college near you or a conference you could go to? Make specific goals to learn a new skill this year and feel like yourself again, rather than just a walking tissue for snotty preschool noses!Read More
As a stay at home mum you can go weeks without feeling like you accomplished anything...I try to think at the start of each year about strengths and weaknesses in my life at home and come up with specific goals to address them.
Want to join me in 2017?Read More
Waiting, proper waiting, builds character and should push us to depend on God...as God’s children how much more He longs to grow us. So I don’t think we should be rushing from life event to life event, frustrated at the wait. Because it’s in the waiting that God will be teaching us about ourselves, growing our faith, refining us.Read More
God doesn’t forget or neglect those who are faithful to Him. And he often surprises us by using the most ordinary people to serve Him most incredibly. What is He calling you to do? Are you willing to trust Him to provide all you need?Read More