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    Motherhood Isn’t Perfect, So Why Do Some Parents Pretend It Is?

    I’m about to have a little rant, discussion (on motherhood)… I hope you don’t mind! The fact that some people think parenting can be perfect, baffles me! Seriously, it does. I read a post on Facebook the other day, which clearly stated that any mom can go shopping in peace, have enough good sleep, doesn’t need to cook with a baby in one arm and that a mother can even go to the toilet without disruption, and mothers who lament that they never have a moment’s silence, where buying into nonsense, and bullshit! Yup, it said that! This post basically said that mothers can do life without ever being disrupted?…

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    The Everlasting Impact Of A Father

    Growing up without a father meant that, among other things, I always found it difficult to understand and appreciate the dynamics and beauty of a relationship between a father and his child(ren)… That is, until I got married. It was a strange sight to see. The love and adoration my kids feel for this man that holds my heart! To be honest, I still struggle to fully understand it. I never knew it as a child, so it still surprises me a little when I see the unbridled love and affection my kids have for their father. My lack of understanding notwithstanding, it’s a beautiful sight to behold! Relationship I…

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    Forgive Me Son

    My son and I had a defining moment this week. Those moments that make you think and feel so deeply it’s almost unfathomable. You can’t explain it, really, you just know that this moment will change your life. This is exactly how I felt with my son this week. Well, I had a moment just like that a few weeks back. My 4-year-old was driving me up the wall. He was “Tigger” personified… It was bounce, bounce here, roar, roar there… I just knew it was going to be one of THOSE days. After many warnings, I had just had enough. My voice got louder and my words got harder.…

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    Daily Pleasures

    My husband and I found ourselves oversleeping this morning. Which doesn’t happen often and after yesterday’s eventful wake-up call, (Read my blog post “Are You Cross Mommy?”)  it felt good to have a little reprieve and lie in! A little pleasure to our day! There were no major hiccups with the morning routine. No tears or tantrums. My eldest was sent off to school all smiles and the younger three left playing with Duplo in the family room. I was able to get all my morning chores done and even a few extra. Since becoming a stay at home mom, I have felt every emotion one could imagine. I was…

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    Are You Cross Mommy?

    You just know your morning is going to be fantastic when you’re woken up by your 3-year-old throwing up… She’s in your bed, so you launch into a slow-motion ninja move straight out of some action movie just to get her to the bathroom in time…  This is all before the clock hits 6:00 am! You find yourself short-tempered and moody because you’ve been denied that blissful morning wake-up call of birds chirping, and the aroma of coffee drifting into your bedroom… Its rather like having cold water poured over you! You look like Eeyore, walking around with that dark rainy cloud looming over your head and every now and then…

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    Finding Your Voice

    So, here it is… my first post… Finding My Voice! I’m incredibly excited for this next phase in my life – (finally finding my voice), but at the same time, all those familiar doubts and insecurities that come with trying something new just keep creeping in. What if this doesn’t work? Will if I fail?  Can I end up like my kids at the breakfast table, with egg all over my face? I’d be lying if I didn’t own up to these anxieties. How do I feel about putting myself “out there” on the world wide web for everyone to see? How do I feel about being totally honest, and vulnerable,…