• We're human beings, and sometimes the reasons for our lack of patience aren't even necessarily rational

    3 Tactics to Use When Your Patience is Running Thin

    We’ve all been there, and I firmly believe that anyone who says they haven’t is lying. We’re human beings, and sometimes the reasons for our lack of patience aren’t even necessarily all that logical or rational, but that’s life! My point is, sometimes this mamahood thing gets you right under the skin. You might not even be able to pinpoint why. Or, you’ll be able to pinpoint exactly why… “…because if the bloody child takes those bloody shoes off one. more. time when all I want to do is get out of this bloody house then I really just might………..” Not only is it perfectly normal to have days like…

  • 5 Things You Can Stop Doing Right Now: Stress Free Mamahood

    Modern parenting, especially mamahood, seems to come with a list as long as your arm of things you really should be doing in order to be a “good” mum. I genuinely don’t believe that all of it is entirely necessary, and I’d go so far as to say that a lot of it is just making our lives more stressful. Mum guilt is huge, and I doubt you’ve ever met a mum who doesn’t give you the knowing nod when it’s mentioned. There are so many things to feel guilty about, and almost everyone has an opinion on the rights and wrongs of parenting. But those opinions are often only…

  • How to Make More Me Time: Stress Free Mamahood

    There are a lot of things from bygone eras that are definitely better off left where they are (those Adidas trackies with the poppers up the sides? No ta) but I have no problem looking to previous generations for Mamahood inspiration and how to create more me time.

  • That's what has hit me the most, I think; the idea that we don't have to completely give ourselves up to mamahood. We can be us as well as being Mum. Do less.

    Stress Free Mamahood: Why Less is More

    I’ve never really been interested in reading parenting books. I’ve got nothing against parenting books, they’re just not for me. Even when I was pregnant with my first child I already had an idea that my parenting wasn’t going to come from a book. Don’t get me wrong, it has nothing to do with me thinking I already knew it all. I was, and still am, fully aware that I will never ‘know it all’. It was because I knew from the day I just knew I was pregnant that instinct was going to be my best friend.

  • Sensory. The other day I almost had a total meltdown. I found myself telling to Amelia to "please just stop touching me!" Every time one of the kids used me as a leaning post, grabbed my hair, sat on me, climbed on me, wrapped their arms around my legs, caught me with a stray flailing arm I wanted to scream. Someone suggested that it was like sensory overload, and that's when I realised that's exactly what it is.

    Sensory Overload: Please Don’t Touch Me!

    The other day I almost had a total meltdown. I found myself telling to Amelia to “please just stop touching me!” Every time one of the kids used me as a leaning post, grabbed my hair, sat on me, climbed on me, wrapped their arms around my legs, caught me with a stray flailing arm I wanted to scream. Someone suggested that it was like sensory overload, and that’s when I realised that’s exactly what it is.