We rarely speak of how who carries the pressure of Christmas upon their shoulders. The true Christmas heroes who work tirelessly year long to ensure that magical experience of Christmas is felt by the entire family. The Mum's.
Being a mum with a baby and a toddler is a wonderful gift but it's not without its challenges. Lately I've been finding some routine things difficult and have often chosen to not do some things because the effort out weighs the benefit. Buying petrol This is something I have ranted about before but seriously…
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.
In the great quest to gain financial freedom and work for yourself you may find you’ve ended up spending money and time instead.
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.
The fact that so many mums are thought to be 'complainers' highlights a much greater issue. Firstly, why is a mum sharing the reality of what she's experiencing called 'complaining'. Secondly, why does she have to complain online, where are her support networks?
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…
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.