Gumboots

Forever connected

I wrote recently about needing some breathing space, from many things, from my family, my children even. I enjoy the moments where I don’t feel responsible for anyone but myself…..like when they’re asleep. Adjusting to the responsibility of caring for little ones 24/7 was a challenge when I first became a mother. One day I was…

Tension by Brent Salyers

The tension in motherhood

{image credit} To me, the line between personal contentment in the present and pursuing personal growth is a fine one. It took becoming a mother to realise the strength of the tension between these motivations. The “having it all” syndrome, the constant talk about trying to find the illusive balance, and the strong emotions in…

Stratosphere Jump by Felix Baumgartner

The stratosphere jump and childbirth

{image credit} I’ve been living under a few rocks lately so have only just come across the historic stratosphere jump by Felix Baumgartner. I watched this video with a lump in my throat. As he stood on the precipice of history, surveying our world below, the random thought came to me: His jump was like…

Tired Mom

Tiredness is aging me

{image credit} I feel this period of my life is aging me. As I lie in bed woken once again by the bub who has gotten used to our small bed and to me holding her, I feel my tiredness. It’s so tangible. I feel it in every fibre of my being. I didn’t expect…

You Are Not Lost

I’m not here today

I’m not here today. I’m guest posting – about feeling lost as a new mother – for the vivacious Ames at Accidental Wonderland who is busy looking after her 2 week old gorgeous Sesame. Come find out more about how I came to terms with my newly enhanced status in life and if you have…

Home alone

McCauley Culkin fans, you’ve come to the wrong place. Today, I’m home alone. Both girls are in childcare, and I’ve got the whole day to catch up on all the things I’ve not had the chance to get to for umpteen months. (Okay, let’s be more realistic…..try to at least do one thing I’ve been…