Over the past 7 years of motherhood, I like to believe I’ve adopted a combination of hands-on and hands-off parenting. I’m not a helicopter mum but also not a free-range mum. I’m somewhere in the middle. I set boundaries that allow me to sit back and relax. You might say I’ve found a creative way to be a little lazy in motherhood. And I’m okay with that. Besides, we all need little mummy hacks to make life easier so we can spend the time and energy on the things we enjoy! Continue reading “Mummy hacks”
My husband and I had our first child just one month shy of our first wedding anniversary. Boy, were we in for a shock as we began to navigate married life after kids! We attempted to go away to a beautiful resort to relax and celebrate but instead, we spent the whole time trying to get our unwell, non-sleeping one month old to stop crying and sleep… So romantic. Continue reading “Navigating married life after kids”
Let’s face it – when you’re a mum with young kids, grocery shopping alone is almost as good as a holiday! The freedom to stroll through the aisles at your own pace, with no one’s bladder but your own to hasten your stride. The blissful sound of silence as you don’t have to explain every item you put (or don’t put) in the trolley.
Ah, I feel relaxed just thinking about it!
But the reality is, our kids will be right there with us for most of our trips to the supermarket. And shopping with kids doesn’t have to be something we dread. In fact, it can actually be fun! Continue reading “How to make grocery shopping with kids more enjoyable”
Are you a confident mum? Are any of us totally confident mums? Motherhood can make us feel like we are drowning and confidence is the boost we need to keep us afloat. I have found that being confident in myself has really helped me in my mothering journey.
But HOW do we become more confident? Continue reading “Become a confident mum”
We all need relationships and this is especially true when we become mothers. We were created to interact with others and do life together. We need friends but sometimes in the midst of motherhood it can be a challenge to find your people. Continue reading “Find your people”
Self-care! Self-care! SELF-CARE!! We hear it a lot, don’t we? We need to do it. We should do it. It’s important. But life is sooo busy! Especially with young families. “The kids need me!” I hear mums say. “It’s a selfish thing to take time for myself” or “I should be able to just get on with it, shouldn’t I?”. Continue reading “How and why you should make self-care a priority”
We are well and truly into the new year (how is it February already?!) and, I know for a lot of people, 2020 may already feel too busy. Finding the seemingly irretrievable balance in life is a constant struggle for many of us. We want to live our lives to the full but simply end up with full schedules instead. We need blank space in our weeks. Continue reading “Blank space”
I don’t know about all of you but 2019 was certainly a big year for me! As a rather emotional being, I always get a little sad when a year comes to an end. BUT there is always much to look forward to in the year to come. Including the MOPS theme for 2020 “To The Full”! Continue reading “Farewell 2019! Welcome 2020!”
When I was growing up, the only day we had bacon and eggs for breakfast was on Christmas day. It was the same with my children until a few years ago. However, my kids have also grown up having birthday cake for Jesus with their bacon and eggs on Christmas Day. Continue reading “Christmas traditions with young children”
We are in the busiest time of the year. We run around with our children, attending Christmas functions, end of school/kindy/sports assemblies. We are closing up studies, school, work and extra curricular activities. At the same time we are running households and family in the midst of trying to make this time special, buy presents, plan the family holiday, do holiday activities and do things to make special memories.
I don’t know about you but I find it hard to look after myself in these busy times. Continue reading “Take a rest from the busyness of Christmas”