There are memories that I can only share with my brother as he is the only one who experienced them with me. Continue reading “Quenching the spark – aiming for sibling loyalty”
I am invincible! Did you know that?
I am that one mum who actually can make homemade baked goods each day, say ‘yes’ to every play date and birthday party invitation, keep my house clean, volunteer at school, be involved in my kids sports and in the community all while working part time. I can also get to the gym three times a week, commit to a mum’s netball team, show up at church looking put together with a tribe of children in tow, and maintain a vibrant relationship with my kids, friends, family and, of course, my husband.
Invincible I tell you! Continue reading “Burn out”
My friend at work is a jeweller and it fascinates me listening to how she goes about designing and making her works of art. Continue reading “Not giving up on marriage”
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?”