My darling girl, I have never seen you sad. From the day that you were born, you’ve had a smile on your face. I knew this even before I met you. When I felt you doing summersaults inside my growing belly, I knew that you were going to be a bundle of pure joyRead More
Finding out you’re pregnant for the first time is the beginning of a beautiful yet tumultuous roller coaster ride into a new life for both you and your baby. Maybe the news came as a complete surprise, or maybe you knew right at the moment that the magic struck. Either way, your first pregnancy is a journey equally unpredictable, by both the prepped-up Mum-to-be, and the disorganised, surprised new Mum.Read More
As a yoga teachter, I'm used to giving classes and having people look to me for physical or emotional guidance. The same goes for my familly, I'm used to being the one teaching my children about life and living. You wouldn’t believe the questions I’ve had to answer for my kids. At times, I feel like a walking search engine.Read More
Meditation is a practice that helps to calm and quiet the mind by becoming more aware of the world around us. Unfortunately, it too can be a challenge for new mums – finding the time or engaging in a moment of stillness without falling asleep from exhaustion!Read More
We often talk about the challenges, amazing milestones, and those heart-wrenching moments. But what about the downright, ridiculous, WTF, bloody hilarious days? You know the ones. Those days where everything goes wrong. Everything.Read More
You will misbehave, I will try to correct you. We might say things we don’t really mean. You’ll tell me I work too much. I’ll say you spend too much time on your phone. There will be times where you will want to go out and I won’t let you because you have homework. You’ll be mad, and then I’ll doubt my judgement.Read More
Do mothers have to look super tired all the time? Do we have to have stains and spills on our clothing all the time? Should we drop off our children in a onesie? Not a splash of make up on our faces? Is there a ‘mom-template’ that we have to fit in to?
Why is there a general expectation for mothers to lose themselves through the process of parenting?
As he turned 3, he still didn’t use the potty. Again, people asked me questions about why he was still in a diaper. Only this time, I was the one frowning. Little did they know that I spent half the year researching and trying every trick in every book.
I am an active mom. I take my children to the park on my days off. We bake pies together. I give them piggy back rides every night and read extra bedtime stories. I can honestly say that when it comes to motherhood, I’m pretty awesome.
So why is it that sometimes I feel like a “bad” mother?