Mum of 3 trying to find the balance between Mum, Wife and ME!
Raising 3 beautiful children I have learnt many valuable lessons. Most about myself, loads about kids and plenty about the unpredictability of life. I am a perfectionist, an introvert, a book lover and a yoga novice.
I spent 2 years trying to be the “perfect” stay at home mum. I held up this image well to friends and family, but secretly at home I and I felt like a failure. Kids that didn’t sleep, refused to eat, threw tantrums, you know kids that were real kids left me an angry, anxious Mum. I was far from the fun mum I always wanted to be.
Pregnant with number 3 and diagnosed with perinatal depression I knew I needed to make a change.
Today life with kids is far from perfect and I am okay with that (most days). I know that I need to take care of myself as much as my kids (and some days more so) in order to be the best Mum I can be. Making my needs a priority is not selfish but essential. It is an important part of finding the balance.
As Mums we need to truly be able to love ourselves, find the fun in the chaos and have a giggle along the way. When we do this we can parent from love not fear and that’s my goal.
Today I work as a counsellor and parental coach for other parents who are struggling. I help parents adapt to the stressors that come with parenting and find their own sense of well being so they too can parent from the heart.
This blog is my journey of letting go of the fear of not being a perfect mum, embracing the energy and enthusiasm of 3 young kids and trying to just hold it all together each day.
This is my journey parenting from the heart.