Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Mum Goals for 2012


I approached this one a little differently to preserve the privacy of DS. I have not recorded, for all eyes to see, what is/not working well even though I worked through it privately. Also I was careful to judge my performance, rather than his, because I can only change myself right! 

After I had listed my milestones I recognized, with the appropriate humility, these need to be phrased as questions.

How do I :

  • Understand My 13 year olds masculine needs?
  • Expose him to more interesting activities and expand his experiences?
  • Engage him in his homework?
  • Help him become more diligent and responsible?
  • Engage him in his spiritual life?
  • Help him build confidence?


  • Reading: I will have at least one teen parenting book on the go at any given time.
  • Research; I will research, blog or write about my findings weekly
  • Jump in: I will practice what I am learning
  • Keep up with my 49 things before I am fifty  (bucket list of activities to do with DS)
  • Develop a homework routine slowly but surely.
  • Be firm with routines.
  • Find ways to help him become more responsible for his own discipleship.
  • Encourage where necessary and comfort only when needed and know the difference! (Learned this from “Raising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching and Appreciating Boys.” by Hal and Melanie Young. MOB Society current Book Club choice.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Like Mother, Like Son

Look what I made.  As part of fulfilling my goals this year I am doing a J. Sprague Digi course so that I can learn to use Photshop Elements. This was the first lesson.


Friday, 17 February 2012



Discovering how my word (listen) is portrayed in my everyday life. For this one I chose to go back over last years photos.  The theme that has come through is about my journey to becoming a Life Coach.  Recognizing what is important in my life and putting myself into the position where I can prioritize those things. Family, friends, Jesus

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

I Love You


Be my Honey Bee and shower me with kisses!

I love your companionship and the way you want to be with ME.

I love your applause, you are the only audience I need.

I love your passion for Jesus, all other passions pale.

I love your tender heart where there is no one too small.

I love your hands, to hold them feels like home.

I love the smell of oil when you walk through the front door, it reminds me that God has invested so much in you competent hands.

I Love You! 

Monday, 13 February 2012

Setting The Stage For Valentine’s Day


Getting ready for Valentines Day.


Got both of these from Hobby Craft. The slate heart came without decoration and I used a white paint pen to write my greeting.


The framed artwork was done with ‘Lacey Labels’ on my Cricut. The heart chalk embossed with a stencil. l Instead of buying an expensive box frame I converted an empty Ferrero Rocher chocolate box by removing all the innards and displaying my creation through the bottom. The hearts were last years creations. 


My Valentine, Mr. York

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Lets Hear It For The Boys



Mom of Boys Society (MOB) are having a Thursday Link-up for bragging on your boys.  In a world where it’s easy to criticize it is healthy to concentrate on the good things. Positive parenting!


So here’s my brag;




I love his forgiving heart. When his friends act out of character and are mean to him he forgives them. It hurts him but he is able to blow it off and go on. He says, “I always plan to be mean back but I forget about it as soon as I see them.

Sunday, 5 February 2012


Finished my January OLW








Saturday, 4 February 2012

Another White February

Another white February. It has snowed at least 3” in the last couple of hours.




Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Project Life ordered and paid for.

Scrapbookers Inner Circle went live with Project Life at 4pm and my preferred choice of colors had already sold out by 4:45pm!  I ended up pre-ordering cobalt so I can receive it soon. Hopefully I’ll have it in March.