Sunday, July 18, 2010


Later on this year we are going to start a family business selling lovely natural things that we have made.

This beautiful little item here will be for sale!

The need for this stool came about because we have children wanting to go to the toilet by themselves, and then they want to drag the stool over to the bathroom sink to wash their hands.

Many stools are too big and heavy, and often Mummy has to bend over to pick up itl!

So, this Mummy, tired of bending over and picking up stools to drag around for her darling children, designed a handsome looking, light-weight stool *** WITH A HANDLE! ***

No more bending over!

Daddy went out into the workshop, found a spare piece of Rimu, and VIOLA!! Isn't he a clever Daddy?!

The children LOVE to drag this around the house using it in the bathroom, and the kitchen, and the lounge, and the bedroom ...

Just thought you might all like a look at one of the beautiful, exciting items our family will be producing and selling.

(Any advance orders??!!)

The Mummalady


Oh what a wonderful, wonderful day
Day I will never forget
After I'd wandered in darkness away
Jesus my saviour I met
Oh what a tender, compassionate friend
He met the need of my heart
Shadows dispelling
With joy I am telling
He made all the darkness depart

Heaven came down and glory filled my soul ...

If you don't know this hymn then take the time to look it up and learn it. :o)

The Mummalady

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


This morning I tripped over a pile of clothes next to Little Boy's bed.

As I brushed my teeth I contemplated whether I would pick them up - or get him to do it.

Just then, the Lord gave me an idea.

I went into the lounge and found Little Boy playing happily with blocks.

Mummy: "You know how a snake sheds his skin?"

Little boy (putting down blocks and giving me his full attention): "Yes."

Mummy: "The snake just slithers out of the skin and leaves it there - and he can do that because it's biodegradable - it will break down and disappear into the soil and the earth."

Little boy (full of interest). "Yes! That's right!"

Mummy: "Well sweetie - God made you to be a little boy, not a snake - and when you slithered out of your clothes last night and left them on the floor they didn't biodegrade, and they won't disappear, so you need to pick them up and put them in the washing hamper."

Little boy (slightly let down that a conversation started with such promise - talking about snakes and shedding skins- turned out to be a lesson on tidyness): "Oh, ok."

The Mummalady

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Dear readers

If you have been with me a while you may remember our family doesn't like Big Deal Birthdays for our children.

We had a lovely day last week when one of our little boys turned 5.

Here is a picture of our outing. Yes it was cold - it's the middle of winter! But we had a great time. The location was created by God. It is extremely beautiful. Thank you God. :o)

The Mummalady


1Sa 16:16 Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

Matthew Henry says:

“Let us have a cunning player on the harp to attend thee.” How much better friends had they been to him if they had advised him, since the evil spirit was from the Lord, to give all diligence to make his peace with God by true repentance, to send for Samuel to pray with him and to intercede with God for him! then might he not only have had some present relief, but the good Spirit would have returned to him. But their project is to make him merry, and so cure him. Many whose consciences are convinced and startled are for ever ruined by such methods as these, which drown all care of the soul in the delights of sense.


"Peace with God by true repentance ..."

If we are unsure what to repent of please pray: "Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Psalm 139:23-24

Pray that the Lord will reveal to you anything in your heart that is black, anything robbing you of joy, anything that is getting in the way of true peace, peace in Christ Jesus. Repent of that blackness, that sin, that habit, thoughts, feelings ... whatever the Lord reveals to you. Repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as your saviour. And be saved.

The Mummalady

Friday, July 2, 2010


Someone just asked a group of us "what is your best hint for frugal home education?"

And so I thought about it.

And I came up with this:

My best hint is to pray for satisfaction and contentment with what the Lord has given you - and pray for your children to have this contentment and satisfaction too.

BUT as a home educating Mummy it is still our responsiblity to facilitate learning and provide resources, and so we pray that the Lord will open our eyes to exciting and wonderful ways to use what we have, and the things that come along cheaply or free.

For example, if you find some little baskets, or lovely wooden bowls in the op-shop (or re-use shop) for say $1 each - that would be a sensible purchase.

Make sure they are not junky horrible bowls or baskets, and ensure that they are a pleasing shape and size.

Next time you are at the beach have the children collect shells or some lovely rounded stones etc. The children can wash them when they get home (make sure none of the shells have little creatures living in them!) then put them baskets to be played with carefully.

This idea can be used for seed pods, autumn leaves, acorns - all sorts of lovely natural (FREE!) goodies that are so much nicer to play with than over-priced expensive plastic faddish junk.

The Mummalady