An Instagram from the week that has been:


This week, as our family walked out of our local library we passed by a lady. She mumbled “One, two, three, four. Wow,” she said. “That’s a lot of kids”.

I’m used to people saying such comments so didn’t take offence to her bewilderment at the size of our family. Usually such comments are followed by, “How do you do it?”

I don’t know how to answer that question. How do you explain to someone, (usually a complete stranger), how you mother your children?

There are many moments when I become flustered and overwhelmed as a mother. Bottom line, it is by God’s grace that we get by.

Having quiet moments to myself is also crucial. I love enjoying a cup of tea, (while it’s still warm – that’s the tricky bit!).

Here are 2 ways tea inspired ideas from last week’s Weekly Kids’ Co-op


October 2012


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Pauline Pauline & Lessons Learnt Journal is all about life with kids. Pauline is an Aussie mum and teacher who shares her love for play, math games, writing and reading activities. She believes that #playmatters, values curiosity & wonder, wisdom, obedience and respect. She also needs naps. When not blogging, she may be found virtually hoarding on Pinterest, trying to decide which Instagram filter to apply, or compulsively refreshing her Facebook feed.

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