Now I'm the first to agree that we as parents hold a huge responsibility when it comes to changing the pattern of violence against women, children, family, friends, and human beings alike. But for some reason this quote really got me thinking. Upon reading it I felt pressure and honestly I'm still reflecting on why I feel this way.
Eating healthy as a mum is super challenging, when do you find the time to properly prep something for yourself and actually eat it. Looking after a toddler and a newborn I find the times I get to eat are random and often only in the middle of the day when they're both fast asleep…
I love giving books and receiving them. I just adore the idea that I'm gifting someone an imagination filler or an hour to themselves to escape
In the great quest to gain financial freedom and work for yourself you may find you’ve ended up spending money and time instead.
We all know how obsessed with different TV shows our little ones can get. Instead of feeling bad about my son's screen time I've tried to use it as an imaginative play tool. If I can let him watch an episode of something and then use that as inspiration for a morning/afternoon play session I count that as a win!
It's just a thought, but maybe if society rethought what we wanted schools to achieve we might not have such a huge discrepancy in societies value of stay at home mums and career success. Just maybe they'd be less of a pay gap between men and women. Maybe the value of family time would override the expectation to answer late night work calls and working weekends.
Cafe's have been my soul food for many years. Not only do they sell my favourite beverage they make me feel human. Each cafe brings back memories of time well spent with friends, favourite dishes, or cold mornings waiting for a hot caffeine hit, Recently my favourite drive thru cafe closed and it really got…
I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). I was diagnosed at 15 after experiencing irregular periods. All I recall form the diagnosis was that the doctor did a blood test and quickly prescribed me the contraceptive pill which I remained on for the next decade. My story is not unique. Many women I speak too experienced that same thing. Just like them I didn't understand my condition or how it was affecting my weight or mental health.
My eldest son hated the car. This was not particularly helpful when we needed to drive in the car with him for 40 minutes minimum every single day. To this day the thought of getting in the car with him when he was a newborn fills me with dread. The gut wrenching screams from the…
My good friend who's second was a girl said something really profound to me though. She said "you have to mourn the one you don't have". She hadn't found out the gender of the second until she was born, and even though she had hoped for a daughter she had slight gender disappointment at the birth.