“I feel like I have no time for fun anymore,” I said to my husband in a moment of bleak honesty. “All I do is work after the kids are asleep, then go to bed.”
I had recently started working from home. While I was thankful to be bringing in some money, I was finding the transition to work-at-home mum a bit bumpy. Continue reading “Handling the transition to work-at-home mum”
I’m so sorry Mrs James, but you have breast cancer …..
Never ever did I ever expect to hear those words being spoken to me. Let alone at the age of 40.
But here I was on 1st March 2019, sitting with my husband in the doctor’s office in the Breast Clinic at Royal Perth Hospital, experiencing this almost out of body experience. Continue reading ““I’m sorry, but you have breast cancer.””
When I was a new mum, there was a lot of ‘free advice’ going around. I didn’t mind – I listened to it all and tried to make some sense of it for me. Continue reading “What to do with advice”
For many mums, the road to motherhood isn’t a straightforward one. There are twists and turns along the way. For some (myself included) the loss of a pregnancy and the grief that comes along are part of that journey. Continue reading “What to do with grief”
It’s Marriage Week here in Australia from 13 – 19 September. Marriage week is a coalition of the Christian Church and other organisations across Australia who are working together to offer positive resources, to help couples re-affirm the value of and commitment to their marriage. Continue reading “Marriage Week”
Hands up if you pictured what your life as a homemaker would look like once you got married and started having children… Continue reading “I don’t like to bake and that’s okay-truth from a homemaker”
I’m sure that we would all agree that 2020 has not turned out the way we expected. It has been challenging for many, with disruption and change seeming to come from every side at times. We have all in some way experienced social isolation and lockdown this year, and for me the time at home brought with it some interesting reflection and changes. We are choosing the slow lane. Continue reading “Choosing the slow lane”
It’s been an interesting time for us all, hasn’t it? How are you and your family handling this COVID-19 storm? Do you, like me, have good days, and then bad ones as well? Are you really enjoying having the kids around, but then sometimes go and hide away from them in the cupboard or the bathroom? Do you feel positive about how things are going around the world, then crash into anxiety and fear? You’re not alone. Continue reading “Riding the COVID-19 storm as a family”
What is Weltschmerz and what does it have to do with you? Maybe you can relate to this. Continue reading “Take the Weltschmerz and grow”
Motherhood. I was in no way prepared for it. Not for the amount of love I would feel. Or how being responsible for meeting all the required needs of another human being would, at times, bring out the worst parts of me. I am conscious of the picture I present to the little one that follows me. Continue reading “The little one that follows me”