Pearls from

The Butcher’s Wife

I am a Mother of eight …. so why do I still feel like a kid playing grown-ups?

I have a background in education but over the past 15 years, it is these 8 precious humans that have been my study and obsession, as well as helping my husband in our small business where I can.

I hunger to know more about life, love, faith and particularly the science behind creation. There are many areas I lack but I want to learn more. I am hoping that this can be a forum in which I can share some pearls I have found. It feels pointless to learn alone so I am hoping through this blog I can journey and learn alongside others. I would love you to join me. I am planning to post regularly on various topics where I know I need help, and it hopefully speak to the heart of others also.  And just maybe….. I will soon make it to adulthood!

Blooming Babies.

Blooming Babies.

    "BABIES" Written in honour & love for baby Mae, the little girl in this picture, now in heavenly places yet always in her mum & dad's hearts.  Jas and Tris, thank you for sharing your intimate moment of pure love & grief with us.   ...

Discussing Covid19 as a family.

Discussing Covid19 as a family.

Well here we are.  As I write this we are in the beginnings of Melbourne Lockdown 2.0.  Stage 4 restrictions have just been enforced.  I still remember how I felt back in the beginning of March, chatting with other parents in the carpark about this...

The GIANT Pause…..

The GIANT Pause…..

Wow,  just wow.  What a time in history we have all found ourselves in.  I think we are all half expecting to wake up from this dream, laugh about it, then go on our merry way..... business as usual.  I liken this time to those old Road Runner...

Turning Back For Elsie…..

Turning Back For Elsie…..

Elsie is 1 today.  No big deal really.  I actually didn’t get around to buying her a present and she had a 'store bought' cupcake for her Birthday Cake, but she was showered in love, singsongs and attention by her 9 adoring fans. Despite my lack of...

Falling in love with Benji

Falling in love with Benji

I have to say the last few months have been significant & beautiful.  I have been falling in love with my Benji.  Seventh child, sixth boy....... our big brown-eyed Benji.  I am not talking about loving him, I am talking about falling in love...

I SEE YOU

I SEE YOU

    I think at the core of every human being is the desire, the need, to be seen.  Not to necessarily be praised or worshipped (although some do!!) but just to be seen and acknowledged.  Even the extreme introverts need acknowledgement in some way,...

Eyes on your lane…..

Eyes on your lane…..

I am now nearly 40 weeks pregnant and 8th time around it still feels the same...... like I am lining up for the race of my life. In school, I was a passionate middle distant runner, particularly the 400 metres.  That gruelling race is ingrained in...

The Marriage Keys

The Marriage Keys

The M word.  Marriage..... til death do us part. According to your experience and exposure, you may cringe at the word, or be excited by it.  I actually think it is the most wonderful concept.  And yes, it may be because I have had a positive...

Painful Love

Painful Love

So this is for the mums (and dads) who feel like me in this photo...... captured by one of my tribe when I was having “a moment”.  This is for those who are feeling the heavy burden today. For the ones who are finding parenting nothing like they...

How we raise 7 and not go CRAZY!!

How we raise 7 and not go CRAZY!!

So this post is a little more insight into who I am and how we do life.  It’s not based on any books or outside info but just on the journey I have gone on as a mum, and us as a family. The most common response from people when they find out that...

My TEEN’S brain!!!

My TEEN’S brain!!!

So this little pearl is something I received a couple of years ago.  It literally blew my mind and I shared it with as many friends with teens in my circle. Most of the info comes from the book “Your teenager is not crazy: understanding your teen’s...

Communication with our kids.

Communication with our kids.

So I thought I'd start with a bang with my first "official" blog.  This is a pearl I heard a few years back which changed my whole outlook on how I/we communicate with our kids.  It was a podcast based on a book called Discipline That Connects With...

We are all Butcher’s Wives…..

We are all Butcher’s Wives…..

To blog or not to blog? That was the question on my mind for years. Despite my love to express through written word, I felt no pull to be a blogger as I find the older I get the less I seem to know. And bloggers are experts right? Thus, I shelved...