This Motherhood Gig is Tough

I just crawled out of an epic meltdown starring my 7 month old monster – I mean, baby. Now he’s on my boob, the proverbial white flag, also the solution to all problems. Now the dust is settling. Rewind a few moments back. I just finished preparing his lunch and was about to put him…

Worrywart

I’ve always been a worrywart ever since I could remember. When I was a kid, my greatest fear was being an orphan. I was so scared of losing my parents. I worry when the clock strikes 5 and they’re not home yet. The worst nights were when Papa had to attend those Rotary Club meetings…

Life Lesson from the Back Seat

There is nothing that my son detests more than being strapped in his car seat. I’m the lucky one who gets to see his tear-stained face up close, and experience his deafening wails of protest, as I sit beside him at the back seat of our SUV. Perhaps it’s motion sickness, or maybe he just doesn’t…

Be Thou My Vision

The new year is upon us, and I told myself I should be writing more. 30 days have gone in 2017 and I’m only writing my first entry. I finally found a quiet moment in the midst of this heat wave. It’s 41 degrees Celsius. I’ve been wanting to go to a spa, well here’s…

Dawson’s Birth

My son is turning 7 weeks old in a few days, and I’ve been wanting to share his birth story since the day he was born. It’s not very common to share one’s experience in giving birth in social media platforms, because understandably such events are intimate and traditionally celebrated in private. However, I see…

Spring and Renewed Hope

Hello September!!! Facebook reminded me that it’s now officially Spring in Australia (as well as in all other temperate areas in the Southern Hemisphere). Even before we left for the Philippines, I’ve seen new signs of life in the once naked trees that surrendered their leaves to Winter. I’m excited to come back and see…

An Encouragement

I write this for you, young lady, who has made a decision to make Jesus her Saviour, but finding it difficult to make Him her Lord. I do not know who you are, but nevertheless I am compelled to share my story because in God’s sovereignty, this might reach you and encourage you. I do not…

Unexpected Trip Back Home

Our flight was an hour and 45 minutes delayed, and the plane was rickety when it finally took off. This is not surprising because when I checked the forecast today, heavy gusts of wind are expected this weekend in Sydney. We praise God for the miracles that brought us to this flight. It was only…

The Entrance

There’s a place called The Entrance in New South Wales, and it’s full of pelicans! This is where we spent our Saturday today, yay for the weekend! But first – a quick plug. We had an early start today and woke up at about 6am to make it in time for Waitara Joggers. This is…

Sleepless in Sydney

Here is a random photo of a public pool at Bondi Beach because sleep is elusive. I don’t know what is keeping me awake. Maybe I am just excited for the weekend because we have a planned road trip to Newcastle tomorrow. We’re also joining our friends for jogging at 7:30 am in Waitara…so I…

Parramatta Winterlight

Coming originally from just above the Northern Hemisphere, it’s uncommon for Daven and I to have winter…and in July. Today, this winter experience was enhanced at Parramatta Winterlight! Parramatta Winterlight runs from June 30 to July 17 this year at Prince Alfred Square, hosted by the Parramatta City Council and Stars on Ice. This winter-themed outdoor festival features a…

Mango Float

I’ve only started learning how to cook in my late twenties, specifically when I was dating Daven. I was always intimated with the idea of cooking (or baking, or creating anything at the kitchen). However, when I got into a serious relationship with the guy who is now my husband, I heeded the advice that…