MUM GUILT: PART TWO

Read Mum Guilt: Part One  Now, I may be opening myself up to criticism here, but I’ve compiled a list of 15 things I think mums should NOT feel guilty about – and believe me, I had to stop at 15 or this post would have gone on forever and ain’t no mama got time for […]

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MUMLIFE RAW TAG

The lovely Analesha over at More Than Makeup tagged me to do the #mumlife raw post from the blog From Bump To Baby – so what a great opportunity to give you all a little sneak peek into my #mumlife! If you’d like to do this too (it’s fun!) let me know below and I’ll add a link to your blog […]

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MUM GUILT: PART ONE

Piggy-backing on my post about the struggle – but super-importance – of being kind to yourself, I feel it’s equally as important to address another issue that mothers face more regularly than nits, grass stains, undie accidents, wet towels left on the floor, toilet audiences, and tantrums, combined. Mum guilt, I’m looking at you. Mum guilt […]

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THE GAP

No, I’m not talking about the infamous thigh gap.  Having been blessed with strong legs that are simultaneously helpful for delivering a semi-decent roundhouse kick and also incredibly unhelpful for finding jeans that fit well, my thighs have always met in the middle, although when the big thigh gap craze of 2013 was raging, I […]

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SOME DAYS JUST SUCK

Some days, I love being a mama. My eldest little man uses his manners without being asked, brings me cups of coffee (or wine on really good days) and is kind and helpful with his younger brother.  Littlest man is delightful and happy, and content playing independently for a while in between feeds, sleeps and […]

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TINY ADVENTURES COUNT TOO

Earlier this week we decided to take the kids fishing… if you can call it that. Actually, we sacrificed hooks and softbait to the sea gods in exchange for a few bits of sea weed (which we respectfully and graciously returned). I think my first line got snagged about a minute after I cast it, […]

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BE KIND TO YOURSELF

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all… unless it’s about yourself, and then it’s OK, right? Isn’t it funny how we can be so honestly and wholly supportive with friends who are struggling, yet when we are struggling ourselves, our inner dialogue is so negative, harsh and judgemental? How […]

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MY BELLY WAS HOME

I had a beautiful moment with littlest man yesterday.  I was feeding him in bed and he decided he wasn’t that hungry after all, so he tried to climb all over me instead.  He found my belly, and started running his tiny little fingers over all the hundreds of little ripples left when my skin […]

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BEING BRAVE

Putting yourself out there is scary. OK, actually it’s absolutely terrifying.  If you’re anything like me, there have probably been several occasions over the course of your life where fear has held you back, or at the very least, planted little seeds of self doubt and second guessing in your mind.  Fear of the unknown, […]

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MINDFULNESS FOR TIRED MAMAS

  What is mindfulness? The theory of mindfulness is thrown around quite a lot at the moment, it’s a bit of a trend – and for good reason.  Mindfulness helps us slow down and not become quite so overwhelmed in this crazy busy world we live in.  In its simplest form, mindfulness is consciously and […]

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