depression, Family life, Motherhood

Riding the Roller Coaster of Parenting!

Do you ever feel like you are stuck in some crazy loop, repeating the same day over and over and over. Like no matter how many times you do the washing the laundry baskets will always be full? That no matter how often you clear the table/bench/vanity they will always be covered in food/dishes/toiletries? And… Continue reading Riding the Roller Coaster of Parenting!

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Family life, Motherhood

Leading By Example

"Mum this is not the safety door, I cannot get out of the car" My 6 year old had learnt road safety the previous day in class and I had attempted to get her out of the rear drivers side door.  I had always where possible got the kids out on the passenger side door but… Continue reading Leading By Example

Happy Mum Handbook, Motherhood

Happy Mum Again # 3

When I feel overwhelmed I ALWAYS go straight to blame, which results in Anger/frustration. I am great at blaming myself- the old "I should not have done that". I am pretty good at blaming the kids too the "They should know better by now". The result of both of these is that I yell at the kids and I feel like crap, so I yell at the kids again, so I feel worse. It really is a vicious cycle.