‘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 […]
My Child Has Taught Me Some Valuable Life Lessons
We were enjoying a much needed summer break at a beach shack south of Perth, with a gorgeous view of the ocean from all aspects. It was 11pm and we heard the tell-tale ‘bark’ coming from our son’s room. Instantly, I felt the anxiety grip my body and my heart began to race. I met […]
The Taboo Topic of Early Miscarriage
As a female growing up, it is drilled into you that you must always use contraception and never roll the dice as you can fall pregnant so easily… it just takes one time! Whilst this fundamentally true, what I didn’t realise was that you spend your teenage and young woman days trying desperately NOT to […]