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Life Lessons, Mental Health

Keeping it Real – 10 Things I’m Afraid to Tell You

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In a gentle way you can help others, through the simple act of sharing. Is there something you have been through, or a thought that seems to be on a persistent loop? The act of sharing and keeping it real online can be one of the bravest and most selfless acts even though it also benefits you! It is actually quite therapeutic to get that persistent thought out! I would go so far as to say it is incredibly freeing! I didn’t start blogging so that I could ‘dump’ all of my worries out into the interwebs, far from it! It does need to be done with a bit of consideration, and a whole lot of love!

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Life Lessons, Parenting

Parenting Is …

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Parenting Is … a loaded topic in this day and age (especially here on the interwebs)! Dare I go there? I go everywhere else so why not. Parenting is actually really hard for me. There, I am putting it out there. I am putting it out there bravely, openly and honestly, the same way I put everything out there! Parenting is at once my greatest joy and my greatest challenge. It is complex despite my yearnings for simplicity. It is a process of joy, grief, joy, grief, aha moment. There is so much to learn, about parenting itself, and about ourselves.

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Life Lessons, Parenting

Finding Joy on Mother’s Day – For the Mothers Who are Hurting

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Mother’s Day is loaded with expectation, and I think that the older and wiser you get the more it becomes about meaning and gratitude and less about the commercial side. The media would have us believe that only the pretty slim Mum with 2 beautiful little children married to the hunky thoughtful Dad is worthy of celebrating. I wish that the media chose to show the richness and the incredible imperfect reality and beauty of the Mums who are worthy of celebrating, the ones that you don’t see in the media.

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