A difficult weekend

It’s been a difficult weekend.  Which is a bit of a shock and disappointment because I really thought that I was getting a lot better.   I had plans to write a post about my improved mental health, and another about how, often now in my 3 person family, it feels like we’re all just…

11/4/16 Reflection

Today was not a great day in terms of peaceful parenting….. First day of term;  I took the kids to the airport the last night to see off my brother who was visiting from Europe for a couple of weeks and kind of hijacked the school holdiays; the day before yesterday was my cousin’s wedding…

Another Rambly Train of Thought

  Am I stuck in this crazy cycle because of my past trauma of being in an emotionally abusive relationship.  So when my son is disrespectful and demanding ….   I automatically take on an angry defensive role, rather than a teaching and mothering role. Determination. I can surely fix this if I met perceived…

Thought for the day

Just because the day starts out crappy, doesn’t mean its going to be a crappy day.  Just breathe through the crappiness and trust that the day will get better.

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…

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…

Parenting Reflections – Things I’ve been thinking about

Things I’ve been thinking about -Balance of correction and praise –   Make an extra effort to praise after he’s been given significant correction -a teaching/ gentle guiding tone of voice rather than a reprimanding tone of voice.  Discuss the problem with them… talk to them about feelings…. -Don’t be afraid to learn together…  …

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…