How did Anna know what to do with her screaming baby? By trusting her motherly intuition – and with a little help from her Mamma! Sleep? Who needs sleep? Anna is a friend of mine whose baby, Charlotte, is just three months old. Even though Anna is a medical doctor, being a first-time mum is […]
Last year, the Sydney Morning Herald came up with this interesting question: “What if a mother suspects she has made a horrible mistake having children?” As a result, the popular news-current affairs TV show The Project screened a similar piece about “motherhood regret” a few days later.
Overtiredness. It sucks the life out of every mother, every so often. The busy-ness all adds up, and one day you wake up thinking you can’t move a muscle. The constant day-after-day grind of chucking food together, demanding children, work commitments, disturbed sleep, housework, care of family, and more. These are the normal myriad of […]
Ever feel like you’ve lost that deep happy feeling? I have. Here’s what happened to me, what I learnt, and how you too can reclaim your “inner happy”. Checkout this radio interview I recorded about “how to get your happy back”. The bright early-morning springtime light filtered in through the window. My jangled brain struggled to […]
Offering forgiveness is crucial to maintaining healthy relationships, and critical to being a mother who rocks. As you think about your teen years, you will almost certainly think of things you did that your mother forgave you for. Or maybe she didn’t forgive you, and she still holds resentment! My mother had a very short time to […]
As a mother you have to get used to the idea that you frequently live beyond your comfort zone. And often. No doubt you remember that groggy realization as a first-time mother. That moment when, even though you were sleeping, you realize someone else needs you. And not in the morning, or next Wednesday at […]
Depression During Pregnancy – A Pathway Through Shades of Grey “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” CHARLES DICKENS, THE TALE OF TWO CITIES You can listen to me talk about my perinatal depression experience HERE >>> Charles Dickens’ opening lines for his famous book, The Tale of Two Cities, come to […]
How to teach your kids self-awareness so they understand themselves better, and know the impact they are having on others. This blog adds to 20 Ways to Rock at Being a Mother No. 5: Be Self-Aware, which outlines your personal benefits of self-awareness, and how you can increase that quality in a personal sense.