Jules Sebastian: Raising children is about surrender 7 min read
“Of course, as we all say, we never want it any other way, but sometimes I want to have a leisurely brunch, I'm not going to lie.”
Dear mum with that noisy kid in church 3 min read
"I notice the wriggles and giggles, the crawling under the pews. I notice the growing pile of crumbs and wrappers."
Kids playing sports? Here are 5 things you shouldn't do 4 min read
As parents navigating the ups and downs of the sporting world, what are some of the opportunities to grasp, priorities to hold onto and dangers to avoid?
A car crash which killed three of their six children: How the parents reacted 5 min read
What would you do to protect your children? I bet your answer would be a variation of “everything”.
Creating space for meaningful conversations with children in the digital age 7 min read
"I dunno” is an answer you’re probably familiar with as a parent. Sometimes you can’t get kids to be quiet and other times it’s impossible to get a word from them.
Suffering. For me, it’s personal 7 min read
As I write this, my dear friend Brenda has just died. She was 36 and leaves a husband and three children, the youngest of whom is a five-month-old baby.
COVID-19: Catching the last flight home 8 min read
An earthquake. A phone call in the middle of the night. A four-hour drive through snow-covered roads. A plane ticket she didn’t even know if she had. Could she make it home?
Showing God to children during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis 6 min read
With church services cancelled, how can parents continue to cultivate the spiritual lives of their children?
Working from home with the kids? Here's a glimmer of hope 4 min read
Working mums who are now staying home with your kids, how are you doing?