Category: Motherhood

Total 6 Posts

Self-Kindness

Back when I had my first baby, I didn’t have preconceived notions of how good or bad I would be at this parenting gig. I knew it would be hard. I knew from friends and family with kids, from the media and from my work with families over the years.

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As Big As You Are

Women are so amazing. Have I mentioned that before? I’ve had a week spent listening to and talking with some truly magnificent women and it’s just been freaking inspiring. And it’s made me think a bit about how we as women try to make ourselves smaller in so many ways.

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Making a Little List

It’s been a pretty full on week. First I ate that bad burger and it a little bit wrote off the weekend. It also meant I was pretty wrecked from the get go. During and following that episode I’ve had a tantrum-happy toddler with the sniffles who’s not keen to

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I Get a Little Bit Closer…

I feel like I need to very quickly qualify something from my previous little article. I said in it that I found parenting manageable. Now, I said that because I have some background knowledge in child development and am a second-time around parent this time. So what I meant to

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Burn Out, Guilt and Eating the Damn Ice Cream

I’m a bit tired of reading about how to fix ‘Mummy Burn Out’ lately. And I’ll tell you why. It’s because I’m burnt out. And although I appreciate the well-meaning suggestions of those writers, there’s simply not enough ice cream or cups of tea in a quiet room to sort

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Second Baby Life

It’s been almost a year since my last blog post. Writing has always been a huge passion of mine but I must say over the last few years, I’ve really let big chunks of who I am fall by the wayside. I’m not really upset about that though- I have

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