Boost your brain

The next few weeks as we go into lockdown, let’s take this opportunity to rest and work on family connections. Here are two books that will certainly help those long days. They encourage creativity and laughter and your brain gets a workout. The Very Best one-minute mysteries & brain teasers {Book Review} The Very BestContinue reading “Boost your brain”

The Chat… Birds, Bees and Destinies {Book Review}

Talking to our kids about sex should not just be one awkward conversation we gear ourselves up for. Rather we need to see it as an amazing opportunity to build into the lives of our kids and equip them for the future. Talking to our children about sex is not easy for many of us.Continue reading “The Chat… Birds, Bees and Destinies {Book Review}”

Own Your Everyday {Book Review}

Author: Jordan Lee Dooley. Waterbrook Publishers Does it ever seem like you still have to find your purpose or that you’re stuck with “unfigured-out dreams”? Do you feel the pressure to prove yourself or worry about what others will think? You are not the only one. From accidentally starting a small business instead of using her collegeContinue reading “Own Your Everyday {Book Review}”

Teaching your children to PRAY

What an incredible privilege to know I can go to my Father with anything. Whether I’m worried, stressed, overwhelmed, happy, asking for forgiveness or simply needing to hear Him say ‘I love you’ and enjoy His presence – I can do that at any time through prayer. Naturally, I want that for my children too.Continue reading “Teaching your children to PRAY”

Lane Family Update

Hello from the dusty building site also known as Pleasant Places! We are still in the thick of building and renovations but the good news is, we are almost done! January started off with a bang (literally) as they knocked down the wall between our kitchen and lounge and we started with a huge renovationContinue reading “Lane Family Update”

A Journey to Christ-likeness

10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. 12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ JesusContinue reading “A Journey to Christ-likeness”

Delicious Back to School Lunchboxes

GLAD Hamper Giveaway! GLAD is constantly looking for ways to make our lives easier, while keeping our food fresh, for longer. When it comes to children, we know that any and all tips and tricks are vital to help make a parent’s life easier – especially when it comes to school lunches. Below are someContinue reading “Delicious Back to School Lunchboxes”

Planning for 2020 Giveaway & Planner Review

I hate to admit it, but this year (can you believe it, there are ONLY 18 days left of the year!!) I was THAT mom. The one that forgot to send something for a project, we missed library day more than once and my child showed up at school wearing jeans and a t-shirt whileContinue reading “Planning for 2020 Giveaway & Planner Review”

Cultivating a love for Gardening: My Eco Sprout Growing Kits Review

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. Gertrude Jekyll To cultivate a love in our children for gardening (or anything really) starts with us. As parents we need to be setting an example to our children. The great thing about cultivating a love for gardening and growing your own foodContinue reading “Cultivating a love for Gardening: My Eco Sprout Growing Kits Review”

Love & Marriage: Celebrating 16 years

Some lesson’s I’ve learnt along the way Today, 16 years ago I said “I Do” to the man of my dreams. Brad and I were so young; I was a 21 year old girl, madly in love with her prince. It was us against the world and nothing could get in our way. I wasContinue reading “Love & Marriage: Celebrating 16 years”