My five year old asked me that just the other day. Without prompting of any kind. I looked at him, quite seriously, and said, "A Writer." I said, "What about you?" He said, "A Pokemon collector." Now you might not see this as a great career option, but let's face it, there are people who [...]
I thought about this question and whether I had the courage to truly answer it. Whether I was brave enough to write it down. If my wins were outweighing my sense that I am just never quite the parent I want to be. Parenting is: scary wanting to be perfect never feeling quite [...]
The Parent I Want To Be
I am always learning. Sometimes it gets a little uncomfortable when you realise the chasm between who you are now and where you want to go. I'm reading a book called Conscious Parenting by Dr Shefali Tsabary at the moment. I don't read parenting books that tell me when my children should go to bed [...]
The Story I Am Telling Myself Is….
Have you ever been reality checked? Have you ever been hell bent on your version of an event and then found out you were wrong? How did that make you feel? Silly. Stupid. Small? You know what? We make up stories more than we'd like to think. And you shouldn't feel silly, stupid, small because [...]
F*#K. We Are Parenting Wrong.
We are parenting our children out of fear of failure. We don't want to be the parents that f*#k up. The ones who have children who are bullys, addicts, no-hopers, depressive and anxious. We want our children to be our most glorious representation of who we are. We want to show the world we have an [...]
How To Simplify Your Life
I was at the supermarket this morning and I was speaking to my bread guy, Bruce. Bruce is great. He is probably in his 60's and does yoga outside, he knows about earthing and even has earthing mats for his bed. When I went to grab the bread I wanted I had a sudden indecisive [...]
How To Boost Your Kid’s Self-Esteem
I've got three boys. One of them is an "I can't' child. One of them is an "I'm awesome" child. One of them can't yet speak in full sentences so I'm not going to categorize him 🙂 Which one do you think I'm most worried about? I know that isn't the be all, end all [...]
Kids Don’t Need a Perfect Mama
Now I'm not guaranteeing he still won't burst into tears when he's ear falls off at assembly but what I'm saying is that we don't need to be perfect for others. I don't need to hide my faults and my failures. What I need to do is step up and be a good role model for my son. Because even my dodgy craft skills are part of me and we shouldn't shy away in shame from the world over anything, it's not worth it.
Mastering Your Mean Girl
How you ever read a book and been so inspired, so excited that you just have to tell everyone about it? That the principles written in the book resonate so deeply that you take action? I have been tinkering around with a couple of blog posts in the last few days because I have read [...]
I’m Hearing Voices Inside My Head
Do you hear voices? Is there someone in there with you or do you have no idea what I am talking about? Have you ever heard a voice tell you that you must go to the gym? Then the same voice, just hours later starts whining about how you’re tired, that you don’t [...]