Category: Personal Peace Blogs

  • Are you okay? I wasn’t. I was struggling!

    It was 'the knife incident'. The day I got so angry I slammed a knife on the bench so hard that it almost hit my (then) two year old. Then I proceeded to run to my room screaming how much I hated my life, all with my (then) 6 month old on my hip.</strong> Was I okay? No I wasn't. But would anyone else but my husband, have known that? Absolutely not! Why? Because I was meant to be that perfect mum. I was meant to love being at home with my children, wasn't I?

  • Kids Are An Interruption To My Life. Ouch!

    It escalated until I came to breaking point and shouted at them in my clenched-teeth way when I lose control. They instantly quietened down and went to bed, but I felt awful! That’s not the way to end the day. However I’d done it and I couldn’t take it back.

  • Money Stress Makes Me An Unhappy Parent

    Money, or the lack of it as the case may be, is not causing your unhappiness. It’s what you think the lack of money means about you, your life, or your kids’ life. My proof of that is, does everyone who is not rich feel the same sense of lack and the stress that comes with this feeling?

  • Get It Right. You HAVE To Be Perfect.

    Who on earth made that rule?!! Umm, I hate to say this…but you did. We often hear in the parenting community that there is so much pressure on parents to get it right and do everything perfectly.

  • Drowning In Parenthood? Start Here.

    Quite often I read the posts of people introducing themselves on my Live programs, and I think “Wow, you’ve got so much going on. Where should we start first.” So this post is to help those of you who are feeling this way about your life and parenthood. What do you want?

  • No Time Out? Then This Post Is For You.

    Time becomes a luxury when you are a parent, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy time for yourself. But here’s the problem…. You know how I always say that what you put your attention on expands in that direction? Well, if you keep looking at your life with an “I don’t have time” mindset, you'll keeping finding evidence of how you are lacking in time!

  • I Don’t Even Know Who I Am Anymore

    Becoming a parent is a HUGE transition and often, we don’t deliberately take the time to mentally adjust to the change. We get stuck in identifying ourselves with the past and what life used to be like, but the reality is (there’s that bloody reality again, lol) that life HAS changed and it CAN’T be the way it used to be.

  • 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.

  • 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.