mum trying to cope

Know When You’re Having Trouble Coping As A Mum

The view that society has on motherhood as a whole is still quite a dim one. Motherhood is promoted as one of the most rewarding times in your life and something to celebrate, which is all true. The problems of mothers that are having trouble coping or dealing with mental health are still not addressed as widely as it should be. Many of us still don’t think to ensure whether or not the mothers we know are dealing with it well. If you’re feeling stressed, depressed, or simply pulled in a hundred different directions, it is time to ask yourself whether you are coping. Continue reading “Know When You’re Having Trouble Coping As A Mum”

first day at school written on a chalk board

School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready

Dear son,

This week was a biggie. We found out your school place and even though the build-up has been coming for months, I wasn’t expecting to feel this way. When we viewed the schools I was excited for something new but over the weekend I had a sinking feeling begin to grow in the pit of my stomach and as soon as I scanned my eyes over that long-awaited email I felt sad. Continue reading “School Days Are Coming… And I’m not Ready”

Cecil the lion who was killed by a trophy hunter

Dear Olivia ‘I’m not a trophy hunter’ Opre…

Dear Olivia ‘I’m not a trophy hunter’ Opre,

I have just finished watching you on ‘This Morning’ and have just about finished drying my eyes. I am not easily brought to tears but witnessing the fact that there are actually people in this world who hold the same views as yourself I was left feeling devastated, disgusted, appalled, bewildered and mortified. Maybe I have been naive, maybe Continue reading “Dear Olivia ‘I’m not a trophy hunter’ Opre…”

are we losing consideration- be considerate

Are we losing consideration?

I always like to think of myself as being considerate of others. I was brought up this way and it is still a very important trait to me. I may sound a little like an old woman but I think there is a lot to be said for having a few old fashioned values and Continue reading “Are we losing consideration?”

the guilty parent

The Guilty Parent

No one tells you that one of the many feelings you will get from becoming a parent is the overwhelming guilt through almost everything that goes on in your week. It may sound odd, and to those without children, it will sound insane, but I personally feel guilt more than any other emotion on some days. This is due Continue reading “The Guilty Parent”

the toughest gameshow on earth is being a Mum of toddler

The Toughest Game Show On Earth!

Daily life with a toddler has it’s up and downs and constant battles. It’s so different from a newborn, where you are tired from lack of sleep. Being a Mum of a toddler, you are more drained from their talking and answering questions, and physically exhausted from running after them. It made me start to think that it could actually be the plot for the hardest game show on earth!

‘Mum of toddler, come on down!!!!’ Continue reading “The Toughest Game Show On Earth!”