For the Love of Big Sisters

I didn’t really grow up with my three sisters. The age gap between us meant they grew up with each other and I grew up with my brothers. In my memories, my sisters have always been adults. Even when they weren’t quite old enough to drive, they were old enough to care for me and […]

Sisterhood and Small Victories

“I’m fantasising about just walking out the door and leaving them to fend for themselves.” My SOS text went out to my closest friends, the ones I knew would not take me literally and yet would know how completely overwhelmed and spent I felt. My phone was pinging back in minutes. Notes of empathy and […]

When Your Saviour Complex is Shattered by Sticky Rice

Had I hiked the trail before, I would have looked ahead. I desperately wanted a landmark to tell me I was close. But the whole country was foreign to me, let alone this dusty path. So I kept my eyes on my tired Asics, trying not to trip while still keeping up my methodical pace. […]

There’s Nothing To Do But Wait

By Lindsey Smallwood | Twitter: @lindseysmallw I miscarried six weeks ago. I keep thinking that I’m over it, that I’m okay. What right have I to grieve when I have two tiny boys at home to cuddle and read to and tuck into bed? There are longing-to-be-mamas and those who’ve had to bury the children they’ve nursed […]

To the Mother Who Has Loved and Been Left

“Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever.” – Brennan Manning Dear Mother of an Addicted Person, I don’t know what your holiday will look like this year and maybe you don’t either. I […]