A month after my 19th birthday, I pulled a hidden bag from under my bed, told my parents I was leaving home, got in my boyfriends car and we drove away.
I was five months pregnant. My parents already knew that part!
I think I cried for four hours as we drove to Sydney, to a flat I'd never seen, and the life I was totally scared...
Hands up if you want to feel ALIVE, HAPPY, IN CONTROL or CALM?
Heck, what if you just want to feel better?
But you do you, beautiful person. Don't aspire for enthusiasm or passion if you're barely getting out of bed.
If your 'one step better' is feeling ok, that's awesome. Or if your 'one step better' makes you feel...
No fluff. No bs. Let's get straight to the point.
You want to feel good, right?
You don't WANT to lose your $*#&, be frustrated, resentful or down. It gets annoying after a while and you then are annoyed at yourself AS WELL as the original culprit!
I'm sharing one SIMPLE tweak to help you feel better,...
Ok beautiful mumma - stay with me. I get a Fear Inventory might sound strange
Have you ever done the groceries only to get home and think 'Dang it - we've now got three bottles of tomato sauce and NO bread!'
Taking inventory of what's in the house BEFORE the shop let's you know what you need.
I remember a mum calling me one night, upset and at home alone with her two children.
Another morning, while Directing a long day care centre, a mum called the preschool in tears.
A few years later, a different mother called the Centre while driving, audibly upset, so much so, I asked her to pull her car over so she...
Have you read the Mem Fox children's book, 'Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!'?
My children are 29 and 23 and this book STILL makes my eyes well with emotion
Harriet's an adventurous, busy, creative and energetic child who keeps her mother on her toes. Consistent with Mem Foxes wonderful writing, this story has a gentle rhythm and...
There are 8.1 billion people on the planet.
That's a lot of personalities AND a lot of opinions!
Even in the most well-meaning relationships, some of these opinions can feel off-putting, judgmental, hurtful and disappointing. It can make you wonder if they know you at all.
If you've had experiences like this, I...
There are age-old challenges parents face time and time again.
To co-sleep or not.
How many extra-curricular activities is too much?
Which battle do I pick.... like Every.Day?!?!
And of course, many, many more decisions, choices and forks in the parenting-road.
"Children do not 'deserve' explanations for their parent's...
"Birth is not only about making babies.
It's about making mothers."
Barbara Katz Rothman
When you had your baby, were you given information about personal development, growth or identity changes? I can't recall being educated in this way. Sure, I was given pamphlets on drinking enough water and resting when the baby rests, but nothing...
Do you wonder how you can be so competent and confident in some ways and feel totally incompetent and doubtful in others? That's pretty logical if you're comparing folding washing to flying to the moon, but I mean in day-to-day life.
I'll give you examples.
I was with a friend in an outdoor restaurant. She was a successful...
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