In every power struggle, there are only three options. When it comes to parenting, you can let your child win, make sure you win or try to negotiate. Continue reading “Who’s in charge?”
I expected a lot of things when I first became pregnant in 2012. I expected morning sickness (check!), weird cravings (unfortunately not), a beautiful bump (check), and to fall in love with my precious baby as she grew (100% check!). What I did not expect was to hear the words “I’m so sorry, there’s no heartbeat” at my 39 week midwife appointment. Continue reading “Noticing goodness in the midst of grief.”
The secret to a healthy marriage isn’t in how you avoid conflict, but in how you learn to resolve it. Continue reading “Conflict resolution “
This morning was one of those mornings.
My son slept in and woke up crying over not wanting to do his speech at school next week.
My toddler didn’t want me to put her down, didn’t want to get dressed; basically anything I asked her to do she fought me over. Continue reading “The Day Mumma Lost It”
Hi everyone. I have a question for you.
Lets say there is a woman who, in the past, has been forced from her home by her husband, and separated from her children, (which then culminates in the ending of her marriage)…. now fast forward 10 years or so, she is remarried and her wonderful new husband decides to surprise her by buying her a ticket to go away by herself, without her children, to have a break. What do you think is likely to happen? How will this go? How is she likely to feel about this? Continue reading “Just a spoonful of sugar makes the whaaat?”
Now, I’m not a betting woman, (unless there are Mars Bars involved) but I’d be willing to bet money (or probably just Mars Bars) on the idea that if you’ve found your way to this blog you probably know a little bit about MOPS already. Continue reading “MOPS (and Mars Bars).”
It can be hard to find time to celebrate, especially if you have little kids. It can seem like a waste of time and energy, but it is actually an investment. In life. And in relationships. Continue reading “Take time to celebrate”
What do you do? Its 3am and you’ve already been up 4 times to the toddler who is throwing up in bed, you’ve just managed to fall asleep again having changed the bed sheets for the second time, and this time it’s the cries of your newborn that rouse you from your sleep. Its time to Mother again.
Run your own Race…
This idea has actually come up a number of times recently in a number of different contexts and as a principle applies to the way we do life whether we are running a literal race or not. Continue reading “Run Your Own Race”
There is a fundamental belief we have as children- that mum is the person who can never be broken. Our hearts may break, and we feel lost and confused- but when we need strength we go to mum. She will fix me, help me and love me through the hurt. My mother was this for me- I thought her strength was endless. Continue reading “When Mum Is Broken”