I've spoken before about the loss of identity that comes with parenting. Its a strange phenomenon. On one hand you become so much more than you were before, you become someone you never imagined you could be. You do things you didn't know you were capable of. You become so strong and so resilient and … Continue reading Finding your thing.
"I am not the fun parent. I’m the every day, the mundane, the emotional labour drudge. I’m grateful for it, but I’m exhausted by it. There is very little that is exciting about me, because I’m always here." Its my day off today. The little one is in daycare while the older one is in … Continue reading I’m the “everyday” – so days with Mum will never compare to days with Dad
My 9 year old can crack some good jokes. Hes got a beautiful little heart. He can hold a decent conversation with other adults and enjoys a good chat. Hes very worldly for his age. He respects his elders, he uses his manners and hes polite. Hes “a pleasure” according to other parents. Hes clever … Continue reading No one Warned me About 9
"I am always comparing my weaknesses to someone else’s strengths, so no wonder I’m worn out all the time" I’m tired. I say that so often that I feel like its lots its meaning. I say it to my kids. I say it to my husband. I say it to the check out chick when … Continue reading By my own Measure, I’m Never quite Good enough.
"Even when you’re super inviting and tell us to bring the kids – “they’ll be fine, they can have spaghetti” – I’m just imagining my overtired kids with your spaghetti and wondering how fond you are of your carpet" Dear child-free friends, We love you guys. We need you in our lives. We live … Continue reading Dear Child-Free Friends