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!
"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
Tonight I sit in an empty house. I keep thinking I can hear my 3 year old calling out to me from his bed, but he isn’t there. None of my kids are here tonight. It is their first sleep over with their Dad since he moved out. I feel conflicted. To be honest I… Continue reading To New Horizons.
"That is not how a good Mum behaves" my 7 year old daughter screamed at me tonight. She had once again gotten distracted on her way to get ready for bed and was trying to show me how she 'found' her music book in its rightful home (after I located it while she was at… Continue reading None Of Us Are Perfect!
To My Dearest Princess, 7 Years ago you change my life. You brought Love, light and laughter, chaos, craziness and confusion, and I would not have it any other way. The moment I laid eyes on you I knew that I would do anything for you, I knew that without thought for myself I would… Continue reading A Letter to My Daughter
With Mothers day fast approaching I have been reflecting on my own Mother. As a child our Parents are often seen as holders of all knowledge, and I adored my Mum and all that she did for me. Unknowingly by watching her I was constructing my perceptions of how a Mum should be, and she… Continue reading Reflections of My Mum.
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.