Previously I have written about letting go of our children as they reach those milestones in their life. Whilst I did, it struck me that there is another aspect to letting go and it is one that I am in the full swing of at the moment. It is the gradual process of giving our children more and more freedom as they become increasingly capable individuals. Continue reading
Quite often as part of family life there is one person who is in charge at home. This is not to say that they are the boss but rather those who juggle all the schedules, tasks and chores in their minds. They are the source of all the information and the coordinator of family life. Usually it is Mums, sometimes it is Dads and sometimes it is shared. Continue reading
When there is a problem (or multiple problems) with our child, we have tried everything we know how to do and it is just not working out, it is easy to feel like we have failed in some way. It might be their behaviour, their sleep, picky eating or a hundred other things.
Feeling uncertain about what to do is a common part of parenting and it is always worth reminding ourselves of a couple of things. Continue reading
Once our children get to a certain age they sometimes say hurtful things. They can make broad stroke statements when they are upset (or even when they are not) that can be like a bucket of cold water being thrown on us. Continue reading
Motherhood can be tough. There is no two ways about it.
There are times when we all feel pushed to our limits and it doesn’t seem like we can take any more.
Once we have children everything changes. We have the responsibility of another life which brings a whole heap of work. We live in a strange 24 hour world of demands, where we work harder than ever before but often find it challenging to say what we have actually done.