It’s taken me some time, but I have come to realise some very simple rules to live by that allow me to keep my life with four children simple for me.
This is a hard one for most people. Especially those of us who have a plethora of control issues. One of the biggest sources of discontent for the person with control issues is the inability to accept that things are not going to be okay all of the time. There are going to be momentsContinue reading “It’s time to start being okay with not being okay.”
With six people living at home, there are six birthdays, six Christmas (presents) day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day, 1st day of school day, you had a shitty day, well done I’m so proud of you day, you just want something new today.
Far too often in our everyday lives do we defeat ourselves before we give anyone else the chance to take us down.
We had to re-home our dog. Max was a rescue. He is a loveable, cute, fun and caring. An American Staffy x Boxer Max was not a small dog. But we had a problem, Max was too big for our family to handle. But what to do? C. and I had noticed that after movingContinue reading “Making tough choices.”
Ultimately our son has shown us the importance of talking less and doing more.
Nine months ago my husband and I decided to remove sugar from our diet. All forms of ‘added’ sugar. We used the Sarah Wilson’s “I Quit Sugar” 8 week detox plan and we haven’t looked back. We absolutely loved it but early on decided that we wouldn’t impose it on the children – yet. However,Continue reading “Minimalism and Diet”
The last 2 weeks have bred some serious self-reflection from C and I. A global pandemic will do that to a family. And this is where we landed. We have always loved camping. As a family we used to make much more of an effort to get out of the city to see the green.Continue reading “Finding purpose in isolation”
The core of any anxious parent. I have never thought of myself as an anxious person let alone an anxious father, but here I sit with my stomach in knots. I feel this way because of my inability to process my anxiety around not being good enough. That is the cold hard truth of it, shortContinue reading “Fear, Anger and Frustration.”
Having completed the 31 day minimalism game (www.theminimalists.com) I felt a great sense of achievement and pride at the amount of pointless possessions I was able to remove from my home, and my life. Of course I also felt a significant amount of disbelief, guilt, and shame that I had brought all of this stuff in toContinue reading “Reframe Your Success”