About that mental load

There have been some great articles recently highlighting the mental load and emotional labour involved in managing life outside of work. I have to say, for every man I’ve had in a workshop who has said: “I don’t have to think about anything at home - my wife...

Celebrating Motherhood: I’m in the Book!

Great news! As an official co-author of The Gratitude Book Project: Celebrating Moms and Motherhood, I want to share my gratitude with you! I was so excited to take part in this book, because I believe gratitude is how you enjoy life to its fullness...

Next time you think you’ve done nothing
Everyone knows, mums are busy. And yet we are the first to say "not much" when someone asks "what have you been doing", or "I feel like I've got nothing done today". First things first, just because you haven't identified it as a job doesn't mean you're not doing it, but it does mean you're not benefiting from the knowledge, satisfaction and boost that comes with recognizing what you're achieving. This article in the Washington Post has been round for a few years now, and it's just as relevant today as it was when it was first published. I highly recommend you read the whole article next time you feel like you've not achieved much being "just a mum." Here's an excerpt:
The Problem with Reinventing Yourself

It struck me recently how often we are encouraged to reinvent ourselves, from makeover TV programmes, self-help books, even when changing career or starting a business. The intention most of the time I think is in the right place - to help people become more confident,...

Who’s the boss?

I love this post I discovered at Geeky Mummy's blog via Josie’s writing workshop over at Sleep is for the Weak.It all started with the question "Mummy, what is a boss?" which led to a beautiful example of a four year old's impeccable logic.Oliver...

20 things I never expected about motherhood

I originally wrote this when my little boy was 14 months old and was reminded of it today by a couple of twitter conversations. Another baby and three and a half years later, I still find myself nodding, laughing and cringing as I read down...

Perfection, not as we know it

I'm a self-confessed perfectionist. If I know something I'm doing can be improved I struggle to leave it alone, and I love looking for ways to improve! Thankfully when I was a child, I was blessed with teachers who were not perfectionists. They gave me credit...

My many mummy hats

Friday, 15th June 2007 Cleaning mummy was on call when Oliver made pretty patterns with white pepper on the sofa Cooking mummy was on lunch duty but took a break when it came to dinner. Coaching mummy had a quick catch up with what's going on in the...

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