If I could build a bomb shelter to protect my kids from getting hurt in this big, bad world - I want to say that I would throw them in there and not let anyone in near them. But even if I had that option I think I would still throw them to the wolves. [...]
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 [...]
You need the normal to appreciate the extraordinary. The extraordinary to appreciate the normal. Travel takes you out of your routine. Out of your zone. Puts you in learning situations. Puts life in your face.
My kids need time amongst the trees. To hear the wind whispering to them, the leaves enticing them and the grass supporting their growth. Too much of this world has been created to move them out of their essence. To designate safety over exploration. Security over freedom. Fear over love. We need to give them [...]
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 [...]
Watching my toddlers interact with the world is an awe inspiring activity because before they are told how to behave, how to act, where to be quiet, where to tone it down, they are themselves. But between our soft scoldings and their wide-eyed observations they come to the realisation that the real them won't cut it [...]
Yes, I yell at my children. They scream, their behaviour’s abominable and some days I’m truly mortified to be near them. But when I look back at those moments I realise that sometimes I start it....... Over the years and directly related to the number of kids I've had, I feel less and less like [...]
These 10 things listed are so important to my well-being and ingrained in who I am that I wanted to share because I am happier because of them. I want you to be happier. I want the world to be kinder. I want people to feel the peace and contentment that I feel and realise that joy is yours for the taking.
With Christmas approaching I know a lot of parents are looking forward to watching their little one's faces lighting up on Christmas Day. Looking forward to seeing real pleasure, joy, laughter and the magic that Santa brings. But I also feel like we need to make sure our expectations are not too high. We have threatened them with Santa all month; asked them to wish for things they want; got them to really focus on toys, presents and gifts for themselves, whipped them up into a frenzy...is it any wonder on Christmas Day that they may be expecting more?
I'm coming to the end of my pregnancy. I'm nervous about the birth. I'm excited to meet my gorgeous little boy. My head is filled with to do's and what if's and I should's. I am unimpressed with my lack of posts and time spent writing. I am tired. The kind of tired where you [...]