Now I have been seeing a lot of videos and reading blog posts on how to be more productive. And at first I thought yes I need to know this, I need to work out how I can fit even more into my already packed day…so I was studiously taking notes on what I could do different and yes I have learnt a thing or two. However it wasn’t until I was relaying to a colleague at work my weekend activities that she said to me…”my goodness you do fit a lot into your weekends….your constantly on the go!” I thought about it and she had a point, I am always on the go, before work, at work, at home in the evenings and on the weekend! But hey I can handle it I’m being productive, right?
To My Darlings,
You are each my heart beat, my reason for being. I want the best of everything for you all. I have high hopes for you. My dreams for the future for the three of you are to be happy, joyful, enthusiastic and energetic about life. I want you to achieve far and above what I have achieved. I want you to make those right choices about friends, future partners and careers that will make you look back at your life and beam with joy and fulfillment. I want everything good in the world for you and more. I don’t want you to be afraid of failure or of taking a wrong turning, because I know that the strength of God is in you to guide you and you will be true to your soul and your true reason for being.
Do you feel that since you had a child/children there is always someone telling you how you should be doing it! – advice on what you are feeding your children, how you are holding them, how you are entertaining them, your general parenting style – blah blah…Now as long as you are caring for, feeding (healthy foods of course) and showing your child love and generally meeting their emotional and health needs then you and them are all good…right!
Really, do these things work? I must admit I am a sucker for titles like this on Pinterest. I open them up with such enthusiasm and anticipation…holding my breath as if I am going to find the golden chalice….how do I do it? How do I clean my house in 1 hour? I will then be able to fit it in my schedule and not have to Ooh and Aah about the additional cost of getting a cleaner…I can spare 1 hour a week to clean my house. …so let me begin..
Please check out my video on a support network, which is a working mum’s life line. How do you do? Manage work and childcare?
As a young girl I dreamt about meeting my Prince Charming (after I had the job of my dreams of course) being swept off my feet and carried off into the sunset…only to appear 9 months later with a bouncing baby (as a kid it would only have been girls for me…considering how girly I was)…and my life would be perfect from then on..all Pink candy floss, Care Bears, hearts and kisses…
I’ve been having a lot of conversations recently with mothers who have had their children a few years ago and we’ve been exchanging birthing stories like war heroes…
Who had a normal delivery with no drugs, who had all the drugs on offer, who had interventions and who had the dreaded c-section! Everyone has their story to tell and thankfully most of us had a happy ending. A lot of the conversation also involves regrets from mothers who weren’t able to follow a birth plan or they felt that their choice was taken away from them.
Mine looks like a crazy rush of activities with no break in between. I get so excited for the weekend imagining an uninterrupted morning with children waking up being pleasant to one another and playing nicely in their rooms, while I can wake up slowly and relaxed….well I wake up usually with one or more climbing over me to get in the middle of the bed. If it is very early I endure 30 plus mins of movement from them, maybe a game of hide and seek under the covers or even singing! Then hubby or I lose all patience and depending on how sleep deprived we are, we will either banish them to play in their rooms or give up on sleep and get up and make breakfast…