Balancing work and motherhood used to be my goal. I searched for that magic number of hours, the flexible work arrangements and the energy to do it all. I never found them. Whether you work simply to pay the bills or because of the passion within you for a particular career, I’m guessing you have experienced this too. Sometimes it can feel like I am dropping the ball in all areas or one is receiving the greater portion of my energy.
Honestly, I have given up on balancing work and motherhood. Balance implies an equal divide of time, energy and resources. Instead, I choose to be fully present wherever I am at that moment. Continue reading “Balancing work and motherhood”
It is around this time of year that we sit on our beds, with our weak cups of tea, burnt toast, and sweet handmade cards. We pause to recognise our title as Mum. For all the blessings and burdens that come with it, the name Mum is by far my favourite. Continue reading “The name Mum is my favourite”
There was a time in history, like when I was in Kindergarten, that getting a merit card was pretty special but when it had a gold star on it, my word it became something REALLY special. Continue reading “Gold star mummy”
Stuck at home? With your kids? Day after day after day?! SAME! And if you’re anything like me, your initial motivation to plan fun, enticing activities on the daily is waning. Continue reading “Backyard adventures”
Do you know that overwhelming feeling when an older lady tells you to enjoy every moment you have with your children whilst they are little, because “you’ll never get it back”? As a mother of teens and pre-teens I can tell you that, while it is true that you are doing all you can to enjoy your children whilst they are little, you are usually just too tired, mentally and physically, to remember it! Continue reading “Enjoy your children whilst they are little”
We were created for relationship. For community. What people the world over are currently experiencing is not natural. But at this present moment in time, we have no choice but to accept our circumstances and, for the greater good, embrace them! The focus needs to be on staying connected while isolated.
Isolation – the process or fact of isolating or being isolated; without relation to other people or things; separately. Continue reading “Staying connected while isolated”
As Easter approaches, our world has entered an unsettled and, at times, fear-filled time. All around us events have been cancelled, our usual schedules are paused, and we are socially isolated and staying at home. Continue reading “Easter looks a little different this year”
To all the parents who are exhausted from having all your kids at home for long periods of time due to what’s going on globally, I feel you. I hope the tips below are helpful and pray for God’s grace in these challenging times. Continue reading “Addressing sibling rivalry”
Well, that escalated quickly! It is amazing how much our world has changed in recent weeks. We are surrounded by uncertainty. Planning seems impossible. It all feels out of control. How do we ‘fear less’ in the midst of this? Continue reading “How to fear less when it all feels out of control”
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”