Five tips for when you’re too busy

If you’re waiting for life to slow down all by itself, with no intervention on your part, you’re going to be a busy lady for a long time. I know that feeling, when you keep spinning your wheels, telling yourself you’ll relax when it’s all done and dusted. That you’ll have a break soon, when things aren’t so busy. That …

Minding your mind clutter

This is how I explain the headspace of mothers today: “If you want to know what’s going on inside my head, think of a computer with 236 internet tabs open all at the same time.” Next time you’re trying to explain your exhaustion to your husband or partner, feel free to use it. That is life as a mother these …

The myths of motherhood

There are many assumptions we make about motherhood and many of them aren’t true. Sure, you’ll be tired while you have a young baby needing regular night feeds, and yes, your tummy won’t just  pop back to the way it was before baby. And absolutely your hormones have a party when you’re pregnant and breastfeeding. But the assumptions that we’ll …

Finding a state of selfish grace

This afternoon, the mid-year school holidays will kick off here, which means ‘me’ time will be in short supply for a few weeks (more so than usual). While the holidays offer a break from the burden of packing school lunches and the pain of cracking the homework whip, they also mean the absence of peace, quiet and space, and limited …

The detox end that doesn’t end

My four week clean-eating detox is over, and yet, it’s not. Even though the official four weeks has past, I’m still pretty much maintaining the super healthy eating regime, bar a glass of wine with hubby on the weekend, the first one in five weeks. I still haven’t had a coffee, and haven’t felt like one either, despite having a …

Rachael Jansen

Selfish is not (always) a dirty word

Being selfish isn’t about anything more than showing yourself some respect. It’s not about failing to care for your family, but making sure you don’t fail to take care of yourself. It’s about showing yourself the same consideration, care and attention that you do for everyone else. When you take the time to put yourself first, you’re showing yourself that …