How I deal with negative thoughts

As a relative newcomer to understanding myself truly, I still get caught up at times in negative thoughts when someone comments on a particular choice of mine. I’m studying a Masters of Teaching at the moment but my desire is to take this knowledge and apply it broadly to education, society, community, parents and more….

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Are you living an intentional life?

One of the hardest things as a parent is knowing that you set the first example of how to live to your children. I’m not sure how other parents think, or what they think about, but I am often reflecting on the ways our lives set us up to be parents. Whether you were part…

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I am enough

Since my Ripley was born it has been 2 years, 3.5 months of waking every 1-2 hours. Sometimes I lose count of how many times I wake and other times I’m excited because it was only 3 times in a night. We have never had more than 5-6 hours of uninterrupted sleep since he was…

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Failing to be a minimalist

I am in a few minimalism groups on Facebook and also regularly talk to other people about minimalism, other mothers, family members or friends. I often hear the phrase ‘I want to be a minimalist’. There is no doubt that there is a prevalent view on what minimalism is, and it is heavily associated with…

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Giving yourself permission

One thing I think many women struggle with is permission to let go of things they don’t want, like or need. Many of us were brought up with parents who accumulated a lot of stuff and those parents have often kept ‘everything’ from your childhood so your children can one day play with it too….

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Taking back motherhood and every day life

More. Defined as ‘something more than she expected’ or greater than what is already. A concept so prevalent in our society, a concept that defines our choices and our thoughts. But why? Mothers with young children are particularly vulnerable to the concept of ‘more’. My facebook feed is full of posts from mothers in groups…

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That familiar feeling: overwhelm

Maybe you’ve had a busy week or the kids have been sick, or perhaps you have had a lot of events or obligations to attend to. There are so many times that life can interfere and create a sense of overwhelm. What is overwhelm? The original meaning of the word overwhelm relates to quite literally…

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Mindsets: are you stuck?

Your mindset is a critical piece of the puzzle in achieving the life you desire. That sounds pretty simple, but it’s not. One of the simplest ways to change our lives, for the better, is to change the way we view things and perceive things. If you want change, its more important to focus on…

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On unfairness

Injustice is a difficult topic. I’m a highly sensitive person and see a lot of injustice around me on a daily basis. Syria, Iraq, poverty, dogs that don’t get walked and my neighbour swearing at her kids… it all gets me going. In my own life, the past two years since Ripley was born have…

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Accomplishments

Ripley was born weighing 2.4kg or 5lb 4oz. He was 48 cms long, his head circumference was 38 cms. He was alive, breathing, and screaming. His could not breathe properly for long and required resuscitation, intubation, CPAP and then he acquired meningitis, was on antibiotics for 4 weeks. He had severe jaundice. He has severe…

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