I am halfway through writing a post about how crappy it is to have 6 people living in four rooms, how much it sucks to have no running water or bathroom facilities in our house, how unfair it is that it was cold and raining the week we had to use a makeshift outside bathroom, […]
Today I am cranky. Today everything seems so hard. Today the thought of peeling the potatoes makes me want to throw things. Today the sound of whingeing makes my teeth hurt. Today everything I have to do seems impossible. Today I just wish people would stop wanting me, touching me, talking at me… Today the […]
World Breastfeeding Week Around the World
“Breast is Best” We can debate that statement till the cows come home. We can label others ‘nazis’ or ‘bad parents’. We can let it make us feel righteous of guilty. We can be offended and ban images from facebook. We can stage ‘nurse ins’ and join groups and lobby for women’s rights… We, who […]
No Mother’s Day Gifts For Me!
Last night I crawled up into the roof storage in our shed, looking for crafty stuff my girls could take to school and use to make me a mothers present. It was freezing up there, and as I shuffled through rat poop and spider webs to find ribbons and buttons I wondered, why on earth […]
Ignoring and Remembering.
Yesterday was one of those warm, still, days when you can see the heat haze in the distance and hear nothing but the hum of insects.
It was the kind of day that makes you feel like summer could be just beginning, instead of already gone.
It was a day for ignoring, and so I did.
Ways to find Love and Compassion for Yourself
‘Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries…’ Having love and compassion for yourself is just as important as having love and compassion for others. I am much harder on myself than I am on anyone else. I think being self critical is probably pretty normal, and it can be helpful at times to look critically […]
Stand Up and Do Something – Good Return.
I’ve been very lucky to receive lots of opportunities via my blog. It’s allowed me to learn new things, meet some amazing people, go to some fabulous events and even make a little money. I blog because I enjoy it, but I am always aware of how lucky I am to be able to do […]
Commnuity Blogging Event – Stand up and Do Something!
Have you ever come across something in your life and thought ‘that’s crazy/sad/wrong I should do something about that’, but then you never actually end up doing anything? That’s been me, a lot. I could say I was busy, or that I was tired, or that my kids take priority right now, and all those […]