Tag Archive for ‘motherhood’

WORKING MUMS ARE INCREDIBLE

So my brain almost exploded yesterday. Honestly, it did. There was almost a terrible mess in the kitchen and all over three traumatised children. I had to have a little head-down moment in the plastics cupboard and let loose a few tears in order to relieve the potentially fatal pressure in my head. It wasn’t a particularly hard day; I did a 9 til 4 work day with some good […]

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Ponder On: MOTHERHOOD

For Mother’s Day this year my present was THREE DAYS OFF! IN THE BIG-SMOKE! Sorry for shouting but how there’s a city girl buried somewhere in this ol’ country wife and I was EXCITED!! You can tell by all the exclamation marks!  At last, my annual leave time, me time, mental health and breathe time. Last Friday morning, as  my four year old told me sternly not to go hunting […]

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HOLESOME FUN (AND A FRIENDLY OLD BUM)

Ever since I had a tantrum about my children relying too heavily on screens for occupation and not developing imaginations (“Your brains have gone all mushy, I’m not sure they’ll ever recover”), I have been on a quest to rediscover wholesome fun. The half hour of telly at 5pm each day was stretching out to an hour (I get so carried away with the silence), the children were starting to […]

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Beating the School Run Blues

Ah the morning school run: that unavoidable duty characterised by whingeing and pestering in equal parts. A recent report in the UK has found that the school run is a health hazard (mainly due to driving and not walking and subsequent obesity issues). I don’t think my children are struggling with obesity but I do agree that the school run is a dire health hazard. Imagine starting every single day […]

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MOTHERHOOD, DREAMS AND MUSTERBATION

Recently I had a prolonged ‘I’ve forgotten something’ feeling. Being a spontaneous shopper as opposed to a meal-plan-shopping-list kind of person, the feeling was not unfamiliar. I even have my own name for it – the ‘forgeeling’. But it usually passes once I get in the door and notice the dog looking a bit hungry or the tea bag jar a bit empty. This time, the forgeeling had been hitting […]

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The Angry Song

Not so long ago, I posted a poem called “Eat Your Dinner”. I noted in my blog comments that sometimes I sing angry songs to the children at such times as they don’t eat their dinner. A few people commented that they’d like to hear an angry song. Well be careful what you wish for people because here it is (I’ll let the song speak for itself – there are […]

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EAT YOUR DINNER

I think I’m going to shout again, Or maybe I will cry, While three annoying little shits, Refuse to eat their pie. I haven’t  baked in any carrot, Or sneaky peas or beans, Forget the goodness, just fill up, Or else I’ll have to scream. No don’t just eat the pastry bits, You have to have some meat, Come on you bogans have a bite, And you might get a […]

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