14.6.2019 06:00 am
When everything seems so overwhelming and nothing we do seems right
There are seasons in life when our acts of service go unnoticed, when our kindness is accepted but not appreciated, when "thank you" and "I'm grateful" are phrases we hardly ever hear. In these seasons we feel a sense of meaninglessness - that who we are, and what we do doesn't have real value. Perhaps you're going through a season like this right now... Sometimes we wear a smile for the world. When in actual fact all we want to do is scream. Here I hope to offer a conversation for freedom from those feelings, so I invite you to journey along with me!
Having a second child is a big decision, with lots of factors to consider and I have questions.
That is the thing about life. It allows us to go through the darkest of experiences to discover our light. It took me losing my mother and becoming one to understand the true value of it
We all have, what I like to call “vulnerability zones”, areas of our lives that we are hesitant to talk about – or write about. Well, this post walks straight into the middle of one such “vulnerability zone” for me!
School is a nightmare for a busy mom, Claudi Potter, tells us her top 10 tips for surviving the admin and bustle of school.
It is unrealistic for the law to expect mothers to take their full maternity leave without a salary.
It’s been almost 7 years since I’ve slept through the night… So, if my maths is correct, the equation looks something like this: 7yrs of approx. 3hrs sleep/night (on average) = INSANITY! Feel free to double-check my maths, but I think that formula is pretty solid.
Consciously parenting is knowing when to lean back and when to lean in. How can a parent know when to do what?
From tiger to free-range parents – what research says about pros and cons of popular parenting styles
What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting.
You as a parent want only the best for your child. And the best might not necessarily mean the most expensive, but rather that you will not tolerate a poor level of training, especially in your child’s developmental years
Everything truly fell apart once we got home and the weight of responsibility for this barely 2kg wrinkly alien being, who relied on us, completely hit home. What I wish someone had told me about the reality of the first 16 weeks of motherhood.
Children are living at home for longer, so parents have more time to be overly protective of them.
A lot of moms kept giving me advice about how being a mother does not come with a handbook.
Today, for just a moment, as I watched the chaos unfold around me, for one single minute … I wished I wasn’t a parent.
This day has become a sham, a day for brands to profit, kids (and fathers) to get out of really putting any effort or thought into it, moms to feel obliged to be thankful and grateful for the day and her “spoils”.