Being a mum
21 August 2017
Do you struggle with seeing the good in life? How do you answer the ‘is the glass half-full, or half-empty’ question?
14 August 2017
Any time a young mum talks to me about discipline of their little kids I remember the lip balm incident. Then I cringe a little with remembered guilt. And then I allow myself grace.
07 August 2017
I’ve always had an inconvenient sense of humour. It comes from being of a part my family- we don’t handle ‘serious’ as well as we should. If there’s an inappropriate time to make a joke, we will find it, and then be found hiding somewhere laughing until we cry together.
31 July 2017
24 July 2017
I’d just got out of bed ready to face the day. The kids were getting ready for school and kindy and I was due to return to work after a ‘long’ weekend of training. It was a typical Tuesday morning in our house. As I stepped into the shower, I did not know that the ‘typical’ Tuesday morning was about to be turned upside down.
17 July 2017
I’m sure you know what it is like to crave chocolate, or something equally as tasty and perhaps equally as high in fat and sugar!
What is behind those cravings? Perhaps we just like the taste. Doh!
06 July 2017
In thinking about my last six months, and even last year, I realise have spent a lot of time in sadness. Crying for myself and my family. For sleeplessness, for overwhelming emotions, for negative behaviours. It has been a dark time. A wintery time in my heart. This is not your average way to start a blog on hope, is it?
03 July 2017
There is a lot of talk around society today about how being a mum is hard; the sacrifices of our body, our time, and our dreams. However, as my children are starting to grow from newborns to independent little souls that are wilful and wonderful (all at the same time!) I have been reflecting on what it means to find joy as a mum.
26 June 2017
What had sounded like a fun date together during our blossoming romance ended in tears (mine) and bewilderment (his).
“I never want to do that again!” I said, with more drama than a room full of five-year-olds in Elsa costumes.
19 June 2017
No-one comes from a perfect family background but, for some, the words ‘dysfunctional home” is an all too accurate description of their past. Their parents and grandparents may not have been terrible people, but were likely ‘broken’ people.