Conversations with Jackie Hall

  • My Breakdown (I was in tears writing this)…

    "Nobody knows.....nobody knows but me that I sometimes cry. If I could pretend that I'm asleep when my tears start to fall. I peek out from behind these walls...I think nobody knows.....nobody knows, no...."

  • I Stopped Myself From Having One Of ‘Those’ Mornings

    his morning was one of those chaotic, can’t find anything, running late, have to get out the door on time, kids have the shits kind of morning. You know the ones. They can potentially lead to you having just as big a meltdown as the kids. Except, instead of just getting over it, like the kids do, these mornings tend to leave you feeling really guilty all day because of how you treated your kids.

  • Luckily, My Friend Didn’t Get Offended…

    A little while ago now a friend of mine made a comment about a mother who would often be quite vocal at school carnivals, hollering out to her children and yelling out encouragements in a more-than-usual emphatic way. My friend voiced her concern that the children would be very embarrassed by their mum and she felt bad for them.

  • Am I Going To Be Enough For My Child?

    Will I give them a good enough life? Teach them enough? Love them enough?” This is a fear the runs through the minds of parents everyone. However, it is a fear that does not need to occur.

  • Give Yourself Permission To SHINE!

    “I’m gonna give myself permission to shine.” ~sings Vanessa Amerosi Well, do you give yourself permission to shine? Or do you continue to bag yourself, beat yourself up and keep yourself stuck in a rut? It’s time to make yourself a priority. Your life has not ended because you had children.

  • EVERYTHING is going so shit at the moment!

    “Why are they ALWAYS whingeing? They NEVER give me any time out. I NEVER get anything done around here. They’re ALWAYS needing me for something. I’m so sick of dealing with this DAY IN, DAY OUT. Why can’t they just do as they’re told. They NEVER listen to me. NOBODY gives two shits about what I want. I've had enough! I can't do this anymore. I'm tired. Clearly I'm doing something wrong. NOBODY ELSE feels this way. EVERYONE ELSE seems to manage, but not me! I'm hopeless.  Why can't I get this right. What's wrong with me? I'm such a failure. I hate my life!"

  • Are You Part Of The Problem With Your Child?

    The reality of any relationship is that two individuals, with two individual belief systems are integrating together to create a result. That result becomes the dynamic between you and the other person.

  • What’s Good About This That You’re Not Seeing?

    Find the hidden good in the bad! Jackie Hall This is one of my popular catch phrases. Often we only focus on what we don’t want and what we’ve missed out on (that we believed should have happened), but the reality is, you are here now and this is your reality.

  • Stuff it! What’s the point?

    Ever feel this way? You try and try and try to do the 'right' thing, but you just end up failing....or at least that's how you see it. The danger in this language is that it is often associated with depression.

  • Is This Harder Than It Needs To Be?

    The other day I was observing a 2-year-old who stopped at a vending machine with curiosity and watched his mother’s reaction to him. She spent at least 2-3 minutes trying to coerce him into continuing on, getting more annoyed and starting up on the threats.