As mothers of young children, our days are full of repetitious routines from feeding, bathing and changing nappies to entertaining our children. The constant demands of caring for our little ones can leave us with little time to properly look after ourselves, including our need for social relationship with other adults. Continue reading “Growing up with our children”
Have you ever had one of those days, when something goes wrong and invariably it seems like everything else goes wrong and it ends up just being a ‘bad day’? There may have still been good things in there, but they seem to be overshadowed by all that is wrong. Well, I feel like I’m having one of those years! Maybe you can relate? Continue reading “Cultivating gratitude when life gets tough”
As I write this, I’m watching someone else’s children jump into a pool and I’m suddenly conscious of the fact my kids are nowhere in sight. In fact, my kids are nowhere near me – they are a few thousand kilometres away at their grandmother’s house. We are now in that wonderful stage of parenting where my husband and I are able to leave them for a few days. Continue reading “Separation guilt”
Sometimes I like to play hide and seek with my kids.
Except they don’t know we’re playing. Or that I’m hiding. Continue reading “If You’re Feeling Burnt Out, Discover Why Mothering Matters”
When I brought my first daughter home from the hospital, I couldn’t have imagined the ups and downs that would quickly become part of my life. I remember so clearly the first day my husband went back to work. There I was, at home with a little person. Not alone, yet feeling very lonely.
I’m sure you’ve heard terms like “Life is a journey”, “Even the best laid plans don’t always work out” or “Things don’t always go along in life as you expect”…
So, what do we do when life turns an unexpected corner? Continue reading “Shift and adjust…”
Motherhood – What’s the big deal? I work full-time and I help out around the house. All the mother of my children does is… everything else. Continue reading “Motherhood – What’s the big deal?”
My day did not start well. By 9:30am I was sitting on my kitchen floor crying my eyes out… Continue reading “Some days…”
Have you ever felt reallllly sad, mad, or just plain bad? Whether it was feeling terrible about yourself or overwhelmed with life. Perhaps you were extremely tired and you just couldn’t seem to change your mood for the better.
It is hard enough trying to manage our own emotions let alone trying to teach our children to manage theirs. Am I right?! Continue reading “Help! My emotions are owning me!”
Tired of listening? Just don’t care anymore?
I’ve got just the list for you! Follow this and we’ll have you not listening in no time! Here we go. Continue reading “The Bad Listeners Guide for Anyone (willing to listen)”