Remembering the Woman Within the Mum (Letting the Wildness Return)

I'm writing to you from the comfort of our cosy living room, just after the kids have all gone to bed. It's properly cold outside as winter's death throes remind us that spring is coming, but certainly not here yet. The flu is slowly passing after weeks of intense sickness: chest-tickling, night-interrupting, energy-sapping bastard that … Continue reading Remembering the Woman Within the Mum (Letting the Wildness Return)

Just Remember to Breathe

I'm going to tell you the truth, again. We mums are only winging-it most of the time, and it's an absolute bloody rollercoaster. There are however some very simple ways to bring in a bit more joy and help minimise the relentless grind of daily family life. Yesterday morning, I awoke to the sound of … Continue reading Just Remember to Breathe

The Not-So-Subtle Art of Giving a F*ck

Being a fan of peace-of-mind I prefer to get along with the world. Call me lazy, I just think its easier that way. It came to pass, however, that in the week gone by I managed to really piss somebody off. It's not the first time, but I have learned over the years that although … Continue reading The Not-So-Subtle Art of Giving a F*ck

The Parent Pay-Off

It is evening at our house. Two out of three kids are sleeping, maybe not for very long in the case of the 7-month-old, but still, this is one of those peaceful moments in an otherwise relatively chaotic phase of our family’s evolution. Mr 14 tells us the piano piece he has been teaching himself … Continue reading The Parent Pay-Off

An Everyday Miracle

  Editor's Note: This post was submitted to me by a friend of a friend. It is written by a midwife who works in Bath, UK about her personal experience of a recent birth.  An everyday miracle happened today, Baby, born at home, the old fashioned way. A miracle happened and nobody saw, ‘cept partner … Continue reading An Everyday Miracle

How To Keep Your Head Up (even when the view gets interrupted)

This week has been a time of reflection for several reasons. There is a level of busy-ness that comes with being part of a family whether or not you have anything else going on. And right now, we have a lot else going on. There is a new business (mine), there is a new job … Continue reading How To Keep Your Head Up (even when the view gets interrupted)

The Winner Is… How We Choose When To Succeed

Seriously amazing shifts happening down here this week. I’m going to share another little story with you, a small ‘gift’ to you in thanks for all the amazing magic you are sending my way by reading these articles. So here’s how it went. I sat down at the desk to do an exercise in self … Continue reading The Winner Is… How We Choose When To Succeed

Postnatal Depletion – Even 10 Years Later

Originally published by goop.com Consider this: If you’ve had a child within the last decade, you might still be suffering some consequences—lethargy, memory disturbances, and poor energy levels, among other symptoms. And according to Dr. Oscar Serrallach, a family practitioner in rural Australia, it’s not just because being a parent is hard—physically, the process of growing … Continue reading Postnatal Depletion – Even 10 Years Later