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Let's face it. No mum really knows what she's doing.

Let’s Talk

I had a girls night the other night. While sitting at dinner I was chatting with the lovely Erin and we got to talking about birth. She knows I'm a bit of an advocate for birth trauma and in her... Continue Reading →

Morning…..

My day usually begins a little like this.... Woken somewhere between five and six am. I have to be immediately on my game because I can't give my son his ADHD medication until 7am. This means that there is absolutely... Continue Reading →

Woman Power

This is the third and final post on my triathlon. And this one will be about the amazing women who completed the course with me. We said that we would all start each leg together. We would travel at our... Continue Reading →

Role model

This post follows on the back of my previous post about the triathlon. My two oldest boys came along today. At first they didn't really want to. My oldest wanted to stay in bed! But I dragged them along, with... Continue Reading →

I did it!

Twelve months ago my body was broken. I was very overweight, the arches in my feet had collapsed after having four babies, my back was shot and my mind was a mess. I could barely walk. I remember thinking that... Continue Reading →

The cup overflows

My cup overflowed the other day. My 'Mum Mental Load' was so full on that I ended up crying myself to sleep. Let's rewind two weeks. Mr L got tonsillitis. Mr S got croup and then an ear infection. Hubby... Continue Reading →

Exercise

Ok. So I had a major AH-HA moment this week. You know how those annoying healthy people say that if they don't exercise they start to feel angry/sad/frustrated? Well well well. Believe it or not, this week, it happened. I... Continue Reading →

Butterfly

A friend shared this photo on Facebook and it really got me thinking. About six months ago I hit my health rock bottom. I was tired. So tired. All the time. Often so tired that looking at the washing up... Continue Reading →

An open letter…

An open letter to my daughter, who was never conceived. I often wonder about you. I always thought I would be your mummy and we would have the most beautiful bond. My own mother said that having a daughter is... Continue Reading →

Body image

I've been contemplating posting this photo but after what happened this week I decided that now is the time. A few weeks ago I was getting ready for my littlest to get to swimming lessons. I still go in the... Continue Reading →

Think of them first

So lately I've been in a few situations where people in my life are going through a tough time, or a very busy time or a stressful time. And their behaviour has changed. It is very easy to immediately think... Continue Reading →

Happy moment

I just had the most overwhelming feeling of happiness and gratitude and thankfulness. Here I am. Sitting in my house. My house that doesn't leak, that is warm in winter and cool in summer. My house that is a home... Continue Reading →

Start the conversation

I have recently joined a Facebook support group for women who suffered Birth Trauma. I am amazed at how many horrific stories are out there yet people feel scared/ashamed/unwilling to talk. Birth trauma is real. It needs to be spoken... Continue Reading →

A wee bit of advice

To new mums and mums to be.... I would like to impart some of the wisdom I have acquired over the past nine years of my parenting journey. Your baby will not come with an instruction manual. You can read... Continue Reading →

Breaking point

It's been a while but I had another public crying session. A combination of sleep dep, stress related to a few different things, living with a person with additional needs, a teething toddler and monthly hormones. This morning they broke... Continue Reading →

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