Parenting When You Are Impatient

Some nights as I fall asleep I think back to what happened during the day. Occasionally I feel twangs of guilt about things I’ve said or done. You see I’m a naturally impatient person. I can’t stand slow things, people or laziness. I like things to be done straight away. Point is, when it’s quiet at night and my kids are sleeping soundly, I reflect on the day. I then realise that some days I have… View Post

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Light as a Feather

The last few days, I’ve been in a weird head space. And I really can’t pinpoint why. I think, sometimes, there are too many things to do. Always so many things that need doing. Every now and then, that weight of expectation becomes unbearable. We carry it and carry it and then, there comes the day that it sits so heavily on our shoulders that we start to buckle. Today, my knees were ready to give out. But J wanted to play.… View Post

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Night Time – The Redeemer

Night time. The redeemer. My children are finally asleep and in the soft space between their slowed breath, I can love them without reserve. Without annoyance, irritation, anger, frustration or barely contained rage. Without the demands to hurry up or quieten down. Just the rise and fall of their little chests, the sweet resignation of their faces to sleep. In these quiet moments, in the stillness, by the soft light of a nightlight plugged into… View Post

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My Parenting Little White Lies

With parenthood, I’ve found myself to be in several situations where I have to stretch the truth to really get the point across. E getting too smart to fall for most of it but I will still use them on both the children as long as I can, Your teeth will fall out – So, your teeth can fall out if you don’t take care of them obviously. However I make it sound more urgent.  When sweet… View Post

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No longer Supermum

  Remember being a first-time mum? You were hell bent on doing ‘the right thing’ by your child. Often this meant altering your lifestyle to make sure they drank, ate, slept when they were ‘supposed to’. I was one of these mum’s who would schedule my day around nap time to make sure No.1 slept. It did help as No.1 is a great sleeper. Things have changed dramatically as I’ve ventured longer into motherhood. I have become… View Post

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