Hands up if you have ever felt like the shittest mother ever. Like you are doing your kids a disservice just because they have been unlucky enough to land you as their mum. As you all know, I have four kids, 2 sets of twins aged 3 & 8. My sole purpose in life as a SAHM besides cleaning, washing, dusting, cooking etc is making sure that I fill up the emotional cups of all my kids & keep ... Read More about The Crappest Mum Ever!!
I have been trying really hard to write a new blog post these past few days, but I’ve figured out very fast that with this parenting thing, sometimes shit just gets in the way. Literally. SO MUCH SHIT. Yes, I’m talking about poo. Now you may be thinking, “Oh wow she is actually going to write about poo,” but come on. This is a blog about being a first time parent. Of course I was going to ... Read More about Up to My Eyeballs: Written by Sleep While the Baby Sleeps
June 30th signalled my 40th Birthday. I remember turning 30 like it was yesterday, I was newly married, working, planning a family, going on regular holidays & living a great life. My thirties have seen some of the best experiences in my life, the birth of our 5 babies, (first set of twins at 32, William at 35 & second set of twins at 36) although heartbreak kicked in when William was born ... Read More about Turning 40
The picture you see above is my first touch of my baby. Not the first hold. That would come many days later. My first touch was an hour after he was born, maybe more. The room was spinning, a blur of purple scrubs and white coats and blue gloves. It was cold and sterile and everyone was buzzing around. I had to open my eyes wider to see well. I had only recently regained consciousness and was ... Read More about When The First Hold Of Your Baby Isn’t To Hold Them In Your Arms. Written by Trial By Storm
I remember years ago when I worked in Real Estate, being sent out on a course on customer service (were they trying to tell me something??). I remember the presenter talking about when you have to criticise someone, you use a strategy that is somehow likened to building a hamburger (or a shit sandwich!!). You build the layers up of positives, so the bun, the lettuce, the sauce then bam, you get to ... Read More about Go To Sleep Child!