A trip to remember

A trip to remember

For Christmas this year, we went to Cyprus to visit friends and family. We had packed and were ready to go. My eldest had been counting down the days for weeks, excited to visit her grandfather and play with her cousins. And then my youngest got a fever that...
The art of never being satistifed

The art of never being satistifed

If you’re like me, you like things to be done well.There is nothing wrong with that need. Having high standards, and being self-disciplined, are good things – until they paralyze you and create all sorts of negative emotions. I didn’t realise how much this affected me...
How to enjoy your holidays this year

How to enjoy your holidays this year

The holiday season is upon us and for many it is a daunting as it is exciting. If you also find yourself feeling stressed about it, perhaps these thoughts might help: It doesn’t have to be perfect. Very few things in life deserve so much attention and effort so...
Where self-care really starts from

Where self-care really starts from

“I should do more self-care but really, what mum has time for it?”⁠⁠Self-care has become such a loaded word. Most people associate it with bubblebaths, meditation, yoga, etc. ⁠⁠Let’s be realistic. ⁠⁠These are all wonderful activities but any such activity takes time,...
“As long as”

“As long as”

“As long as they have a healthy meal, it doesn’t matter what I eat.””As long as they had enough to drink, it doesn’t matter if I’m thirsty.””As long as they are happy, it doesn’t matter if I’m...

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