Extreme Peaceful Parenting?

When I first came across the blog “HappinessIsHere”  I found the particular piece I was reading quite interesting, but when I got to the end and looked at the titles of other posts, I concluded that this blog was really far too extreme for me.  No bedtimes, no screen time limits, and kids can eat…

It’s all about the relationship

Recently I’ve signed up for a couple of online dating sites.  And on these sites I’ve had to answer questions and describe what kind of a partner I would be…   And of course I answered bragging about how I really care and work hard at a relationship, and want to be close to my…

Why do I feel threatened?

Recently I’ve had a couple of recent penny dropping,  AHA revelations….   that I think are going to have a massive impact.   Neither of them are ideas that were completely new to me, but, suddenly, somehow it clicked that this is where I should be focusing my energies. So in this post I will…

Focusing my Qi

Qi – Chinese for spiritual Energy I’m reading a book with my son set in Ancient China about dragons and dragon keepers.  There is a lot in it about Qi and focusing your qi…  in the book, once she has practised and learned, focusing her Qi gives her magical and unnatural powers, but qi is…

Looking Forward to Life

For far too long I have just been trudging through, trying to get through each day.  Partly because I feel like I have so little control over what goes on in my day, my creative and awesome parent plans are always thwarted by my children, who always have other things that they want to do…

Positivity

So following my recent post ‘believing in myself,’  I’ve been thinking about the importance of focusing on the things that I’m getting right as a parent.  The parenting moments that I am proud of.  The things that make me feel good about myself as a parent. My children’s daily tears, whinges, whines and accusations, they…

Believing in Myself

Well today was a pretty rough day….   As I was feeding my two year old to sleep, feeling crap and wondering about whether or not I should blog about today…   I really felt that it would just be too painful…..   I could go into the details of how the tension built up,…

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.

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…

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…