• 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…

  • This week the blogger burnout was real, as was the mum burnout. In fact, it was very real; at one point I felt as though everything was falling apart.

    Blogger Burnout: Why Taking A Break is Important

    Blogger burnout is a real thing. It’s no different to the burnout that any other working adult experiences, and it’s pretty similar to Mum burnout. In fact, couple it with Mum burnout, or regular job burnout, or even squish ALL THREE into one big burnout, and you have a recipe for some serious meltdowns. The most important thing that you can do for yourself to avoid any of these burnouts (or even a combination of them!) is to give yourself a break. Metaphorically and actually. Regular jobs have holiday allowances for a reason. Most of us know how it feels to go back to work after a break; yes there’s…

  • Taking A Break: Listen To Your Body

    You might have noticed that things over here have been a little quieter than usual for the last few weeks. Or you might not have noticed at all! What feels quiet to me probably isn’t all that quiet at all! There has been a fair amount going on in our house for the last month, with the absolute biggest thing being our upcoming move to (literally) greener pastures (this Saturday!) It has occurred to me that I probably should have considered taking a break from blogging altogether until we were moved and settled.   I’m the kind of person who likes to work with a clear structure, expectations, and schedules.…