Today I am “Going Back to Work Mum” and as I sat on the train at 6.52am this morning, after leaving B to get the mini’s ready for school and daycare drop off, I marvelled at how quickly life changes – how quickly the past 18 months have gone and I wondered for a while if I had done enough.Read more "Today I am.."
I’ve been feeling pretty zen lately but. I didn’t get enough sleep last night, it’s cold and I’m getting sick so in honour of my TERRIBLE mood, please find a list of things people that make me REALLY MAD.
Enter at your own risk…Read more "An Angry Day"
I used to get nervous when it felt like everything was going my way.Read more "Growth?"
Ugh. Yesterday was one of those days.Read more "Sleep!"
There is something I’ve been wanting to write about for a while, but haven’t been able to find the right words because it’s something that upsets me so much. Despite being a self confessed emotional writer, there are some things so emotional, everything gets all clogged up.Read more "The Power of Our Words"
This weeks better, smarter and much wiser adult bringing our motivation for Monday is Barry Neil Kaufman with this little slice of wisdomRead more "Gratitude – A Shortcut to Inner Peace"
I’m feeling pretty useless as a Mum at the moment and I’m not really sure where to go from here. Alex, my 7 year old, is having a hard time. He is kind, sweet, loving, generous, sensitive and unbelievably thoughtful, until he’s not. On the flip side of all of this amazing, he can be […]Read more "And So Now, We Wait."
Sometimes, no matter how much you love each other, the stresses of life, of kids, of broken down cars or leaky ceilings get a little too much and the distance between you seems to grow and grow until you’re at a point where you’re not sure you’re on the same page any more, let alone in the same book.Read more "Start With ‘How can I help?’"
I spend a fair amount of time home alone with a 1 and a half year old. Sometimes I don’t get the chance to shower until 3pm and sometimes while I’m in there, my thoughts are so profound, they deserve to be shared.
Aaaaaand then, sometimes they’re a list of the perks of a mum bun.Read more "Shower Thoughts – Perks of a Mum Bun"
“Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”Read more "An Anniversary"
It doesn’t sound like much, but it means that the little things are starting to feel like little things again. It means I can manage my days in more than minute by minute chunks. It means things are getting better.Read more "Treat Yo’ Self – A Novel and a Permission Slip"
“Your self worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” (I’m pretty sure Beyonce said that. And she is the queen of confidence.)Read more "Confidence"
I have stumbled across a few posts in a few different places lately, all with a similar theme – easy love isn’t real love. I let it go after the first but after the third, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I disagree.Read more "Easy Love"
The transition from structureless, easy, fun days, to being told what to do constantly, forced to sit quietly and still for extended periods and attempt things far outside of his comfort zone, didn’t come naturally to my little free spirit.Read more "An Ode to Our Little ‘Country’ School"
I was out at a cafe a little over a year and a half ago, and a lady stopped out of the blue to tell me that she thought I had a beautiful smile. I remember it like it was yesterday.
That morning, I had been reluctant to leave the house.Read more "Words"
Somewhere along the way, I’ve fallen off the ‘let life happen/everything will work out exactly the way it’s meant to’ wagon.Read more "Crisis"
Everyone behaves based on their life experiences up until that point, what they’ve been taught, what they’ve been through, what they know and something happens when you make the effort to see things from other people’s perspective.Read more "Perspective"
I’m an emotional writer. That means that no matter what I have planned, it’s my feelings that come out when I sit down to write.Read more "Gratitude"
Great news is, if I ever wanted to get into the con man business, now would be the time.Read more "Things Haven’t Been Ok"
Let’s stop excusing bad, hateful, bullying behaviour with “everyone is entitled to their opinion”.Read more "Fight If You Must, But Fight Fair"
I need this printed, on the biggest piece of paper there is, and stuck to my fridge. (And in my bathroom, and above my bedside table, and as I leave the house……)Read more "The 3 C’s"
Trying to fit here where I don’t has left me feeling broken. In tears too often, wondering what is wrong with me. I come away from encounters feeling drained. Uneasy.Read more "Your People"
It’s been a while huh. Almost 4 years since I left your city? Even longer since we said goodbye.Read more "A Letter to a Past Love"
Then one day, suddenly, I’ve woken up to find that I’m not just taking one breath at a time anymore, I’m breathing without having to force it.Read more "Moving On"
Today I don’t want to.
My spark is missing.Read more "Out of Order"
She is an incredible reminder that we only live once, that carrying around anger and resentment and focussing on other peoples why’s or approval will never bring happiness.Read more "Things I Hope My Mama Knows"
I had another baby and somehow accidentally left the magical period of life where you can eat all the delicious things and never have to think twice about where it’s going to end up.Read more "Send Help!"
We are about 12,000 times busier than we were before, the washing baskets are always over flowing and leaving the house with anything less than half the houseful packed up in the car is not a possibility, but we’re so full of love I could almost burst.Read more "Life as a Mama of Two."
Sometimes, letting go of something that is making you miserable or angry or anxious doesn’t require a list, or a plan or a wallow session, sometimes you’ve just gotta give yourself a stern word and tell yourself “enough”.Read more "Let’s NOT Talk About It."
It’s Thursday, List Day! A day dedicated to one of the main loves of my life. Lists!
In honour of my one of my favourite quotes ever, here is this weeks list –Read more "Things That Make Me Happy."
Here I was starting out and I was already doing it wrong! I didn’t have a niche – I wasn’t writing about fashion, or the latest bachelor, I didn’t have expert advice on how to anything. I read those blogs – I follow hundreds, and I love them so much, but what I had written was my story, my life, my feelings, my experiences.Read more "Blogs and Whys and Niches."
I know the power that a negative inner voice can have and I want so desperately for his inner voices to be so loudly positive that he has no choice but to keep going because he believes so strongly in the amazing little being that he is.Read more "“I’m Just Dumb”."
It’s Thursday, List Day! A day dedicated to one of the main loves of my life. Lists.
In a world where all our responsibilities were taken care of and I really could spend the million dollars as frivolously as humanly possible, HERE is the list of things I would irresponsibly spend a million dollars on.Read more "Things I’d Irresponsibly Spend a Million Dollars On."
He had a difficult life. He saw things that he should never have seen, he went through things he should never have gone through and he felt things he should never have had to feel.Read more "She Will be Loved."