How to not buckle under your busyness

 Here’s a heads up for you: it’s not your workload or to do list that’s the problem. Not really. As an anti-busyness crusader (yep, my new title) there’s much I could say against your workload, and I invariably will. Because mostly, women are trying to do way too much, at a cost to their health and happiness. But, if you’re …

Have you labelled yourself?

We all attach labels to ourselves – it is how we describe who we are – but we can become too attached to a label for our own good. The label of mother is particularly intoxicating to some of us and when it becomes that way, we can lose any perspective of our own lives and can undermine all our …

Fatigued to fabulous in simple steps

Just over two years ago, I was sitting on the side of my bed, fatigued and overwhelmed, my head in hands, wondering how I was going to get through the rest of the day. I was exhausted, had aches and pains and felt way older than I actually was and it was making me feel miserable. The thought of where I might end …

Surviving Mother’s Day is a gift in itself

So I’ve survived another Mother’s Day. I say survived, because sometimes it’s a little intense, all that pressure to do nothing and be spoilt. I’m not joking, sadly. When it comes to Mother’s Day, I’ve had a taste of everything. The traditional, the fuss, the no fuss, the day out, the day in, the handmade, the store bought. Even a …

Five energy drains that are making you tired

Strangely enough, the kids and hubby are not on this list, although I’m sure they can on occasion, make you tired. If you find you suffer the slumps every afternoon, or even start the day that way, then it’s possible these common drains are robbing you of your precious energy. Unlike the kids and hubby, these ones you can change. Tiredness …

True confessions: motherhood is hard work. But you don’t have to drown in it.

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens could have been writing about raising kids when he wrote these words. Because while it is the single most fabulous, authentic, amazing and important thing you could ever possibly do in your life, it is also ridiculously hard, tiring, worrying, expensive and sometimes not much fun. …

Motherhood

Without doubt there will be tears tomorrow when my children present me with the collection of paper they have spent the better part of today turning into ‘Mother’s Day surprises’. Already I have the hand-written card the six-year-old made at school, and which I needed a teacher to translate the writing for me. The accompanying cupcake decorated in class was …