Time Slipping Away….

I’ve always struggled with the sadness of time slipping away from me…..     As a child I was aware that my time as a child was drifting away, and that one day it would be all gone….   and then as a teenager and young adult.  I always want to hold on to things,…

Rewarding Myself

I recently read a blog post about ways you can reward yourself without eating or shopping. And, although there were no earth shattering revelations or information in this post, I feel like it has helped me to turn around my thinking in a life-changing way.   (Or, you know, it could just be a little…

Rambly trains of thought…..

In three years time my son will be in high school….   seriously….?  I still can’t get over the fact that he’s not a cuddly bubbly bouncy toddler any more!! The years are just flying by. I have a window of opportunity.   A very small window. If I blink I will miss it. I…

21/3/16 Self Care

So yesterday, I wrote out some peaceful ways of dealing with some of the problems I’d faced that day.   I think that’s a good exercise that I would like to continue, and I think it will help me on my journey. However, I’ve been thinking today, how having strategies up your sleeve is really…

20/3/16 Reflection – strategy brainstorming

Today was a little bit crappy and discouraging as far as peaceful parenting goes.   But instead of dwelling on that, I’m going to keep looking forward, and work on strategies so that I can do better next time similar situations arise. So here goes. What to do when: *My child wants me to play…

16/3/16 Reflection

Good Stuff -Had only 1 very weak coffee, and didn’t really crave it -Got a load of washing done, and hung up, and managed to race it all inside when it started raining -I cooked a quick stir fry during the day, so that we could have dinner straight away, with minimal effort after my…

Peaceful Parenting

Over the last 4 months I’ve stumbled into the blogoshpere of Peaceful Parenting.  I’ve always followed parenting blogs, and read parenting books, but its only recently that I’ve really been exposed to the peaceful parenting approach (I actually feel a little guilty that I didn’t go looking for more peaceful approaches…  I could have really…

14/3/16 Reflection

Good Stuff  -still weaning myself off coffee -At several points when my kids asked me to do something with them, I decided to just go with it and enjoy it, rather than fretting about the dishes that I could be washing or the floor that I could be sweeping.  And I’m thinking of it more…

13/3/16 Reflection

So yesterday I posted about my plan to get back on track. Lately I’ve been feeling run down and tired all the time. (We recently moved btw.) I feel like I’m always struggling to keep up with house work etc.  And just getting everyone fed, and bathed, with clean clothes, to school on time…  is…

Plan to get back on Track

1-Start measuring coffee granules and slowly, slowly wean myself off 2-Start stretching and exercising daily (make it a fun thing with the kids) 3- Get into a consistent daily laundry routine 4-Start-up daily parenting reflections again (so that I am holding myself accountable) 5-Make connecting and enjoying my children a priority.  I should be able…

How to Peaceful Parent and Still be Somewhat In charge

-In some situations, after explaining and talking through what I think he should do/not do and why and what the pros and cons and natural consequences of various options are,  let him make the choice on his own (even if he wants to make a bad choice).  Make it clear to him that I have…

I write therefore I am

Seriously…    I still have no readers…  HEEELLLOOOOO!!!  Is there anybody out there??? I just feel like writing tonight, even though I don’t really have anything in particular to say.  And even though I have several unfinished posts waiting to be finished….   that just seems like too much work….  so here I am writing…