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Work like you are not a mother and mother like you don’t work

In Australia, term one is coming to an end and the holidays are in sight. The end of a term is such an exhausting time for parents, students and teachers. The excitement and enthusiasm of a new year and everything it will bring is wearing off and the routine that started so beautifully is...

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Time management for busy mothers

So many mothers I talk to these days are genuinely very busy.  You say to someone “Hi, how have you been?” and they reply with “I am flat out, I am so busy with work and the kids.”  It almost feels like a competition to see who is the busiest. Gone are the...

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We all need somebody to lean on

Mothers are wonderful at providing support and encouragement in a family but are often the person who rarely asks for help and support when they need it most.  Being a mother is not easy, especially in today’s society where most families need a dual income just to survive.  As...

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It really does take a village to raise a child

motherhood self care Feb 18, 2019

Sometimes it seems like a luxury to catch up for a coffee or lunch with a friend. Life is so busy and there are so many things on our to do list can we really afford to spend our time sitting down having a chat?  Or can we afford not to?  They say that it takes a village to raise a...

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We need to be the eye of the storm for our children

This time of year in Australia we experience a lot of storms.  They can bring so much chaos and devastation but at the centre of all this mayhem, the eye of the storm is extremely calm.  As parents we have all experienced days (or sometimes longer) when we feel like we are in a constant...

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It is important to attach your own oxygen mask before helping others

motherhood self care Feb 04, 2019

“It is important to find time for yourself”. This throwaway statement is often sprouted to mums but at most times in motherhood can feel impossible. How do you find time for yourself when you can’t even manage to go to the toilet alone? Or when you have to wait for your partner...

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