Sometimes this mamahood thing is relentlessly and utterly exhausting. Recently I have been feeling so tired. It comes and goes, but both my bones and my brain are aching right now. And the thing is – my busy little girl sleeps through the night now. So I feel like I shouldn’t moan. I feel like I should be “on better form”. I feel like I should be full … Continue reading Just About Enough
[Disclaimer: this is a bit of a rant, these are just my opinions!] The spectacular, and very public, implosion of the charity Kids Company took my breath away. (If you are wondering, “What on earth are you talking about Becca?”, then you can find out about what’s been going on here). I found myself both relieved and saddened as I read article after article about its demise. You … Continue reading Kids Company: Charity, Corporate Darling or Personal Empire?
I love words. I love reading them. I love writing them. At the moment, I’m obsessively reading blogs. I’m hungry for inspiration and ideas. There are A LOT of amazing blogs out there. Written by some extraordinary women. Here are some that I’m loving right now: 1. Honestly – Jess is a Durban mum, she blogs about parenting and family life. Both funny and profound, I’m … Continue reading Blogs I am loving: part II
I am squeamish. Always have been. Being a mama hasn’t changed that – as I discovered on Saturday. My little girl fell from a chair and cut her chin open. There was blood (lots). There were screams (lots). There was a fast and frantic drive to the hospital. There was fainting (me!). It was awful. My toddler has a large haemangioma on her left arm. … Continue reading Chins and Gyms
I know some incredible mamas. My own mum has been a pretty extraordinary role model for me. My sister too. And there are many more too. My friends (aka the unsung-hero-mamas). My sisters-in-law. My “mum number two” (more on her later). My own nascent journey of motherhood has been massively shaped by these women. And so I’m going to start a feature called Mamas I … Continue reading Mamas I Love
Originally posted on Run for your life:
To play any sport well, you need to train your mind as well as your body. As well as legs that can go the distance, you need to be able to deal with the doubts that can creep in when the going gets tough. We say this to the people who join the Eagles beginners’ group. Many of… Continue reading One more mile
Firstly: boobs. It’s been seven days. We’ve survived our first week post-breastfeeding. Day one (which I blogged about here) was a bit of a novelty. And went surprisingly well. Day two was horrendous. Just awful. My little girl was not at all happy about our new arrangement. My boobs felt like rocks (unbelievably painful rocks). We were both physically and emotionally exhausted. We dragged ourselves through … Continue reading Boobs, Animals and Mum-Bags