Since becoming a mother, I cannot count the number of times people have said this to me. “Don’t be so hard on yourself” they say, when I say how I wish I could be more patient with my children, or
At the moment the press is covering the release of a new book for mothers by a popular parenting ‘guru.’ According to the press reports, the author encourages mothers to have a date night out or an afternoon together
This morning after writing some emails, I walked into the kitchen and found it covered with flour, baking powder, milk (why were three different half-finished cartons open on the countertop?) and broken egg shells lay on the floor and work surfaces.
At the moment I am learning to play the piano. Preparing for my Grade 1 exam involves learning some scales and broken chords plus three exam pieces. As I go through the pieces for my examiner one of the hardest
“I haven’t had a shower in, like, a week!” This, from my nine year old. I know for a fact that she had a shower the day before yesterday, but never mind. It seems like a week, so it is
My children get into my things all the time. Nothing is off limits: bedroom drawers, my filing cupboard, paperwork for my Yoga classes, notebooks with writing ideas, my piano music books, the stack of books sitting on my bedside table,
Several posts ago I discussed why it’s a good idea to let go of self-blame. When I first became a mother I would go to bed each night rehearsing the day’s failures: all that I wish I had done differently.