Does it really matter? If you think about your own childhood, that of your parents, or even others you may know, you can easily attribute a particular character trait, view or personality element to how that person was parented. You may catch yourself saying “well, I’m like that because…”.
As mothers we often try and be everything to everyone all of the time: the perfect mother, the perfect wife or girlfriend, the perfect employee or businesswoman, the perfect friend, the perfect colleague, the perfect daughter, the perfect neighbour, and so on. How do you keep those plates spinning?
Bucket lists…lots of us have made them, several of them even probably. They might be life bucket lists in general, crazy things you want to do type lists, or even travel bucket lists. Some of us have probably ticked a couple of things off the list as well. What would be on your toddlers bucket list?
What is motherhood to you? The true meaning of motherhood and all that it encompasses? The good, the bad, the ugly and the messy.
A hot topic One of the common discussion topics between parents is about the time they have planned away from their children. You hear it all the time, normally when parents are talking together. Lots of parents discuss the rough weeks they’ve had and how much they are looking forward to a night off from […]
I’ve got a long time to go before I find this out, thank goodness – but I do joke sometimes that when they’ve all left home I will have lots of baths, go to the gym a lot, go and help build a school in Africa and volunteer at a care home.
Are there words and phrases you use as a parent, that perhaps weren’t used by your own parents?
When you become a parent people often say, ‘Welcome to the club,’ what they perhaps should say is ‘Goodbye to life as you know it.’ Life changes dramatically when you have a child. Nothing can quite prepare you for becoming a parent.