‘I am scared mum, but I want to do it’. These were the words coming out of my 10 year old daughter’s mouth, in regards to her application to become a student councillor (or prefect in some systems). I rallied quickly to get behind her. Of course you can do it darling, we can do […]
How do you eat an elephant?
Theme: Overwhelm is a clever eogic strategy This is clearly a very current topic (or at least in this household). I was listening to something recently and heard the famous Desmund Tutu quote ‘How do you eat an elephant?’. The answer being ‘one bite at a time’. I immediately resonated with this, having felt high […]
10 Lessons I’ve Learnt in my 10 Years as a Mum
My eldest child and beautiful only daughter turned 10 in February. Amongst feeling a sense of grief about where did that time go, I also took time to pause and reflect on the many lessons I’ve learned in this past decade. I wrote a blog to share my reflections, I’d love to hear your thoughts. […]
SOS From a Neurotic Mum!
How do you balance care for your children and concern for their welfare, whilst protecting your own sanity and needs? Last night I slept on my 14 month olds bedroom floor. I had a terrible sleep the night before due to a nuisance urinary tract infection, so with some antibiotics onboard, I was looking forward […]
Maintaining a Relationship With Your Partner Outside of the Kids
It can be done! What does your household look like after the kids go to bed each night? On a standard night if you peeked through our windows, you’d see me collapsed on the couch in my favourite (but ugly) pink dressing gown, ugg boots on, mobile in hand (likely mindlessly scrolling) with some form […]
Encouraging my Children to Know Their Niuean Heritage
Fakalofa lahi atu! (translation: a warm greeting to you). Something that you might not know about me is that I was born on a tiny island in the South Pacific; Niue Island. My mum is Niuean and my dad in Australian. They met in Perth in the 80s, fell in love and moved back to […]