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I’m entering The Otherhood soon and it feels terrifying

I’m entering The Otherhood soon and it feels terrifying

Recently, I was searching for something to watch on Netflix and came across The Otherhood about three mothers who met in the school playground many years ago who get together to try to reconnect with their adult sons It's a nice feel good, happy/sad movie (well I...

1969 called and it wants its school back

1969 called and it wants its school back

It’s way past time for society to work just as hard as mums and make the necessary changes to rise to meet the modern woman. Hello, Society, pleased to meet you, I’m Exhausted.  Have you noticed that even though a woman’s life has changed astronomically...

I stopped cleaning up after the kids and this is what happened

I stopped cleaning up after the kids and this is what happened

SPOILER ALERT:The picture above is not what happened. Sort of. I'm naturally a very untidy person, but I like neat. I learned long ago that in order to get neat, you have to do tidy. In fact, you have to do tidy again and again and again, over and over, every single...

You never get over some stages of parenting

You never get over some stages of parenting

Autumn of 2013. My eldest was nine years old, middle almost eight, youngest just turned six. All three were in primary school. We were allegedly smack-bang in the golden parenting stages. If there ever was such a thing. Which there is not. We'd had nits before,...

A mother’s day

A mother’s day

Wake up and remember. All the things I didn't do yesterday. All the things I meant to do today. Never done. In leaps the calvary, to save me from myself. Can I have, can we do, can you not, can I. Yes, no, yes, yes, no and we'll do that tomorrow instead. Never done....

Why I’m not a fan of Mother’s Day (and what I’m doing about it)

Why I’m not a fan of Mother’s Day (and what I’m doing about it)

I don’t like Mother’s Day. There, I’ve said it. You can disagree with me if you like, and in fact I’d love you to! Because even though we have this one thing – motherhood – in common, we’re all different and can enjoy different things in a variety of ways. But the day...

7 things I’ve changed to give me better mum life balance

7 things I’ve changed to give me better mum life balance

By the end of last year, I felt totally depleted and fatigued by doing all the things that we mothers do.  The mothering, the schooling,  the working, the cooking, the washing, the emotional caring, the disciplining, the routine making, the routine keeping,...

The anxious mum guide to back to school

The anxious mum guide to back to school

Anxiety over change can be triggered by anything. A new school routine, going on holiday, changing jobs, moving house. Any routine change can mess with your brain-space. Yep, back to school is torture for this anxious mum. Basically, I just get my knicks in a...

How to be a mum when you’re exhausted

How to be a mum when you’re exhausted

Some days, like today, I'm just a bone-weary exhausted mum. It comes from all the doing. It's days like this when we are told to 'just take a break' or 'be kind to yourself' or 'ignore the to do list', but that would start a domino effect that I'm just not ready...

It took me 10 years, but I’m finally home alone

It took me 10 years, but I’m finally home alone

Stop the presses: I'm a mum home alone. I'm not even kidding, for the past 24 hours not one person has asked me for anything. Actually, that’s not quite accurate, yesterday afternoon my massage therapist asked if the pressure was okay. Not even kidding about the...

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