Pre work, work.

So my online felt mobile business, Asherlove Felt, is due to re-open June 1st.  I thought I’d take May and slowly get the new range samples ready and start a bit of marketing to get folk excited that we were opening again, and then it exploded!

I thought I’d be able to ease back into the working life, but it would seem this is not the case.  I already have orders that need to get finished, the new samples that are busy being made, and a business mentoring support group that pushes me to do better, be better and expand my business.

So we’re adding products.

Yup, you heard me, as if I don’t have enough on my plate, I’ve taken up the challenge and am pushing my little business into overdrive for the nect few months, bye bye Netflix, bye bye photo-a-day entertainment, bye bye mooching in coffee shops with nothing to do, this mama’s got work to do!  

So watch this space for more on the Work at Home Mom life!

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That’s your other brother.

So that moment arrived a few days ago.  My toddler has seen the photo in my bedroom of Asher, and wants to know “what’s that?” (Toddler for please explain).

It’s the only kind photo we have of his short life in the St George’s N.I.C.U.

My husband started explaining that this was Cal’s older brother, Asher, who went to be with Jesus.  He stood thoughtfully for a moment and then toddled off to play.  Hubby and I exchanged a look of surprise/that went well?!  We were never going to keep Asher’s story from his siblings, and even though Cal and Shaw will never meet him, they need to know this part of their families story.  

What I didn’t anticipate was the emotional response I would have to the conversation.

The suddenly seeing my boys and realising that they would never know their “older brother”, looking at how Cal and Shaw interact and wondering would it have been like that between Asher and Cal?  Watching my 10 week old smile at me and wondering what it would be like to see Asher smile, and I cried and cried.

I missed my first born.

Learning to allow the peace of God to, ONCE AGAIN, flood my soul, then it doesn’t overtake me.  

I can be sad for a while, but it won’t overtake me, because the goodness of God overshadows every part of my soul, even the difficult moments.

Book review: IDENTITY: Finding the Proverbs 31 Woman in the Middle of Kid Chaos.

I love a good book, digging into a great story and loosing yourself in the pages for nights on end.  Non-fiction, not so much, I tend to shy away from the mainstream, trendy publications, especially of the religious variety (call me a anti-hype weirdo), BUT THIS BOOK, this book is life changing.  How do I know?  I’ve had a taste of it, in person, and it’s positively changed my view on “becoming that proverbs 31 woman” that we are always encouraged to aspire to.  Shauna lays it out bare bones, life as a wife, mother and follower of Christ.  Keeping it down-to-earth and practical all the way.  De-mystifying the Proverbs 31 woman, and keeping it within reach of the normal, everyday woman.

This is my kind of book.

Here’s an excerpt from her book to tickle your brain:

IDENTITY---Front-Cover

The Proverbs 31 Woman―you either love her, or you hate her. She will either inspire you to greatness, or she will remind you of your weakness. Continue reading