2 simple solutions to problems

Instead of my usual parenting reflections, today I’m going to write about a couple of random ideas I had today, that I think should make life easier for me. 1 -Involve the kids more in cooking (and thus find more time to cook!!) I pride myself in being very frugal.  I’m not an amazing cook…

Daily Parenting Reflections 23/11/15

I’m going to do a super quick reflection today, because it has been forever since I have just watched some tv and totally chilled out (not that blogging isn’t fun…  ) I’ve been feeling pretty down the past week or two, and today was pretty much the same.  In the afternoon I was just feeling…

Daily Parenting Reflections 22/11/15

Things that went well…   My kids are playing with each other more…  its so lovely. Did a 5 minute, before lunch pick-up of the living areas and again had a job pile for each kid.  This system seems to be working well, and its a good way to actually teach Miss2 about putting things…

Daily Parenting Reflections 20/11/15

Things that went well I decided to take it easy today after having such a rough day yesterday, and I was feeling quite ill with period cramps this morning – I’m glad I didn’t push myself to be productive and make myself a stressed and miserable mother I’m working on really connecting (tickling, playing, talking,…

Daily Parenting Reflections 18/11/15

Things that went well I made a point of connecting more with my 2 year old by just talking to her more during the day, explaining things I was doing and why and explaining why she can’t have or do things things. I was able to pull a home-cooked dinner out of my freezer stash,…

A Dark Day

I feel like I want to die,  I want to go far far away from anyone.  I am so sick and tired of everyone telling me that I’m doing everything wrong.   Maybe I am just completely mental and can’t handle criticism.  But is it so wrong that I just want people to trust me…

Confrontation and Conflict

So, it seems that I don’t deal terribly well with confrontation.  My mother tells me I get upset and semi hysterical too easily.  In my defence, the instance she is talking about was an incredibly sensitive and distressing topic to me, and we’ve both been so stressed out lately with all the legal stuff anyway….

legal stuff – Part 2

(picking up where I left off yesterday…. ) So we had a billion questions to ask the lawyer, but that would require more money, and we were just feeling lost and overwhelmed.  So we took some time to think (and stress) about about all the different roads we could take and where they may or…

Legal stuff – going round in crazy circles

Well today was an incredibly emotional day, trying to work out legal stuff…  and ….   ah…  this is so hard to explain. For a month or so now, my mum and I have been researching, consulting lawyers (costing us thousands of dollars already), and drafting potential Parenting Consent Orders. The idea behind this is…

parenting reflections

Ummm…..   I think I’m getting cold feet.   This morning I was really excited about the new adventure (blogging) I am embarking on, but now I feel like this was all just some crazy random late night idea….   I don’t blog- I don’t share my life publicly like that! No one would want…

So what am I going to do with a blog?

I couldn’t sleep last night – I was so excited and nervous about having started a blog.  I couldn’t stop thinking about what my next post should be about, and what sort of direction and theme do I want my blog to take.  Then I started fretting about how much personal detail of my life should I…

Putting myself out there….

I’m a little scared as I write this and start my own blog, for all the world to see.  But I’m determined to jump right in and not over think it too much or let my perfectionism take over.  I an introvert with social anxiety issues, and putting myself out there is a scary thing….