Becoming a first-time parent can be pretty daunting because there’s no real manual to this – you just have to fake it til you make it and hope it turns out okay. As much as every parent worries, there’s a lot of well-rounded children and adults out there so most of us are doing something right!Read More
Today, I am the struggling, tired, shouting, oven fooding, shop going only, don’t want to do a thing parent.
And that’s okay. Because there’s always tomorrow. And my children love me. They can’t read my mind and their love is much greater than any other emotion they know (most of the time). They forgive easily. And they will always remember the hugs and tickles and special film with duvet days.
This isn’t every day. This is just today.Read More
It’s International Women’s Day so I wanted to write this letter to you today.
Why am I writing this letter to you?
Because I know one day you are going to be an amazing woman who will make us proud in anything you do.Read More
You’re just my mum after all. I love you regardless of everything that has been shit in my life and led me to the place I am at now. But really? I’m not perfect, I know but I know you don’t realise how much you’re lack of apology, understanding and consideration impacts the people you birthed. That’s all.Read More
I mean, who really wants to spend Christmas at a strangers house? Don’t get me wrong, Christmas dinner was nice and we saw cousins we didn’t know but that’s okay, because it’s “family”. But it wasn’t home. It wasn’t our idea of family. It wasn’t our mum, in our house, with our presents.Read More
Do you wish it could be Christmas everyday? Have you been rocking around the Christmas tree since firework night finished? Have you been clothes shopping for all the Christmas and New Year parties you’ll be attending?
If like me, the above sounds nothing like you, then join the club of the officially too old for lots of presents; Christmas is now for my kids and I couldn’t stay awake to attend a party even if I could find a childminder.Read More
I’ve been so quiet on my blog recently but there has been so much going on that my mind just hasn’t been in the blogging game. I do love blogging and I know people love consistent bloggers who post multiple times a week and have never ending ideas for amazing content – I will never be that person but I am always genuine so don’t give up on me just yet!Read More
This morning, I had a random scenario play in my mind of Mini Me 1 (4yo) trying to find food for herself and Mini Me 2 (almost 2yo) because Mummy isn’t awake to feed them. I could see her using her little step stool to try and reach things, trying to find something for her little brother that he will eat, wanting cereal but being unable to get to it on top of the fridge.
This has never, in her life or her brother’s, happened and it never will. But just imagining them going through that nearly reduced me to tears and I had to wonder if those tears were for the thought of my children ever suffering like that or if it related to some surpressed memories of my own childhood… maybe a bit of both?Read More
I have been through quite a few things in my 20 something years of life. More things than some adultier adults. The most important thing is: I have survived!
No matter what anybody tells you, nobody can really tell you how you will feel about it all. What they can do is give you some general advice that lets you know it is going to be okay and you will get through it all, one way or another.Read More
If you’ve ever been depressed or suffered with anxiety (and I don’t know what else) then you may have experienced chronic fatigue. It is not a joke nor is it fun. You can sleep for hours and wake up tired or you can get a minimal amount of sleep and be tired but the bottom line is – you’re tired constantly.
Every day is a battle with yourself to get shit done, even the most basic shit, like get dressed or do your hair or feed the kids or don’t go back to sleep… no task is easy because it all requires so much effort and willpower that just living is hard work.Read More