https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTWXBtq5aYg "And I know I don't possess you, with all my heart, God bless you." I adore this song. The girls and I have been listening to the Mamma Mia 2 soundtrack on high rotation, not for the first time. We all love ABBA (how can you not?!), we love Mamma Mia 1 and 2 … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday: My Love, My Life
Tag: mindful parenting
Thigh Gap Pride: May we all please call BS.
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto on Pexels.com Losing weight is such a fraught endeavour. I've written extensively about my struggle with this before, in particular; the terrible shame around the hypocrisy of trying to mindfully raise girls who like and accept their whole selves, body heart and soul- when I cannot honestly claim to be one, … Continue reading Thigh Gap Pride: May we all please call BS.
Tunes Tuesday with Phemie, My Sunshine
https://youtu.be/5hF7whT3P_Q ❤Dear email subscribers, please click the title to access the Youtube link❤ Disclaimer: There may be some cleaning up in the kitchen sounds courtesy of my beautiful mother. What can I say, we're keeping it real! I've loved to sing as long as I can remember. Choosing between having to lose my legs or … Continue reading Tunes Tuesday with Phemie, My Sunshine
“You’ve been kind around your mistakes.”
Phemie, 2 and a half, the day I came home from hospital with Reina- 2014 Half an hour before bedtime the other day, 2 days before grade 3 would end forever, Phemie decided she had to make cards for everyone in her class. Classic Phemie. Is it a universal law that all children remember something … Continue reading “You’ve been kind around your mistakes.”
It was another perfect Brisbane day and the girls and I were enjoying mum and dad's pool. They had been playing pretty nicely up to that point, which was a welcome relief. I've become so tired of the bickering and button pushing. Lately they've taken their competitiveness to a new level, especially if they're with … Continue reading Sisterly…love?
On Showing Affection
I'll have whatever they're having, thanks. A couple of days ago I wrote about my deep appreciation for the apparently 'little' things people do that actually are not so little, but rather represent great love- and affection. I have always been an affectionate person. My nickname in the lower years of high school was "Huggy … Continue reading On Showing Affection