I’ve taken the last few months to really focus in and be quite harsh on myself. I’ve been finding myself being quite all over the place with everything and not being productive with the children as well as with my own time and skills. Since January – I made sure that they had some serious routine structures in place. What’s amazing – is that now that we’re in lockdown and not able to go anywhere, the children are still thriving and not being spun out by the removal of certain extra-mural activities. Continue reading “Routine + Boundaries = Sanity”
I’ve just had the most amazing conversation with my girls. There has been a lot of information overload over the last few days about abuse and gender based violence and, and, and, and…… Our car rides around to our various activities and appointments have been riddled with questions and points of view that we have been chatting about.
Yes, I totally agree that the world that we are raising our children in (and living in) is messed up, broken and filled with evil. And yet, after the few days that have passed – with all of the “scary” news and what this world is capable of – I find myself rising up on the inside, filled with a passion to further empower my girls. Continue reading “How do we protect my girls?”
Have you ever looked at your life and wondered, “how did we end up here?”
Now, this question can be asked in both a positive light and a negative light – so I bet you’ve asked this at least once in either way, right?
What is it about life that makes us get to these points? All of us have some element of control when it comes to our current circumstances. I say an element, because the circumstance can’t always change, but it’s how we respond or choose to look at it – is what we have the control over. Continue reading ““How did we end up here?””
There is something that I haven’t really ever spoken about on this space of ours. I don’t even know why I haven’t ever written about it? It’s weird because it’s such a big part of who I am and what I value personally – ah well, nothing like the present to start, right? For those of you that know me personally, you’ll know that I really love working out – like, I “addicted” love it. Continue reading “Fit, Firm and Focused……. yet unraveled”
Today my husband found me getting video’s edited and ready to post onto youtube and wanted to know what I was up to. So I told him that I was blogging – his immediate reaction made me giggle and I’ll tell you why shortly. You see, we have had so many different things going on in our lives that there is a lot to talk about and so I assumed he would know that I’m just documenting what’s happened recently in our lives in general. So he’s never really given any input to what I write about or made any suggestions, but today he said this…….. Continue reading “Toddler sleep problems……”
Two weekends ago, we went to the girls first external gymnastics competition for the year. We’ve been to many of them before but there was something different about this one – well, for me anyway. I wasn’t as confident about my daughter’s performances as I would normally be. Yes, I am ‘that’ Mom – don’t judge me. Continue reading “The Girls Gymnastics Competition for 2019”
There are just too many thoughts running through my head at one given time. I often think that’s why I don’t write as much – where do I start? The spaghetti mix that’s in here (finger to forehead) is not for the faint hearted – I guess I should know, right? (insert skew faced emoji).
But, today I was chatting to a friend online and it made me realize that there’s one thing that keeps nagging and running around my brain that I’m needing to just write down and share. We have two daughters – that are beautifully unique and respond to completely different approaches to everything. So when it comes to helping them navigate their delicate journey called adolescence, I must admit that it’s been interesting and challenging all at the same time. Continue reading “Adolescence……how do we even?”
This might be an over share blog post and so for all of my male readers, just know periods and girlie stuff are at the center of my little stage today. So, if you’re not interested in that kind of thing – cheers – see you next time. But if you have a preteen and are a woman – this might just interest you and also, I’d love to hear what you think. Continue reading “Period talk……”
I had the most profound discussion with my daughter, in the car, about a week ago. I was completely blown away by her response and it got me thinking and processing my own perception of what she said. I don’t exactly remember how the topic came up – I think it may have been a song or conversation that came on the radio. But the basics of what we heard was that this person was saying ‘something’ will make them completely happy. Continue reading “Can we ever find true Happiness?”
This seems to be the reason why I’m struggling to get information into this blog of mine. I hear you asking what “this” is and I guess that’s what I’m here to blab about. You see, for the last 12 days, I have been husband-less. As much as I’d love to moan about how hard it is to do life without him around, I always hold myself back because there are soooooooo many single parents out there doing this journey alone. I find I gain increased respect for all of you out there. Continue reading “4 Notes I’ve Made While He’s Been Away…..”