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Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Motherhood Is…

Motherhood is enjoying an evening connecting with your partner. Both giving each other “the look” throughout your exchanges and walking upstairs confident that you’re on for some damn fine loving. Only to find a small child in your bed, with a snotty nose and warm head. Instead of getting laid you get coughed on all night. Motherhood is navigating the tricky conversations. Guiding your children to make good choices by encouraging them to think logically and instinctively know the difference between wrong and right. Motherhood is your heart breaking as yet-another autism sponsored meltdown rips through your family like a …

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Writing

How Much of a Truth Seeker Are You?

Ultimately, all I want from the people in my life is to be told the truth. Not their version of the truth; not what they think I want to hear; the actual truth. Once I have the facts in front of me, I can decide how I feel about those facts. From my earliest childhood memories, I have been a truth seeker and I’m pretty sure I will never stop seeking the truth. An easy example was instinctively knowing the man I was led to believe was my father actually wasn’t. After confronting him and my mother (at eleven years …

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Writing

Getting Out of Fight or Flight Mode

Over the years, I have referred a lot to my dysfunctional childhood, but by simply calling it “dysfunctional” I’ve been downplaying it. Most people’s childhood can be described – in some way or another – as “dysfunctional”. Mine was spent in a perpetual state of fight or flight: worrying about when the next bad-thing would happen. Subsequently I grew up to be very hot headed and outspoken; getting into pointless fights and falling out with people was an every week occurrence. Was the partying element of my youth (a so-called addictive personality), actually an acute yearning for true and deep …

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Mental Health

What Is an Online Break and Do You Need One?

A few weeks ago, I posted some stuff on social media which received an instant negative reaction. I’m no stranger to being trolled, but this was different. Simply clashes of opinions, which I did not have the energy to continue the conversation on. I’m not the kind of blogger who sits back and thinks “oh yay, that will be great for my engagement!” My instincts told me to step away from the screen, and regroup. Rather than point me in the direction of more inflammatory posts to fuel more inflammatory comments, they led me to an online break. Now, this …

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Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Guest Post: What Makes Smartick Tick? Exclusive Discount Code Included #ad

**Disclaimer: my family have been given a year’s subscription to Smartick in return for media coverage on my platforms. This piece has been written by the Smartick team and I have not been compensated for posting it. The mission behind Smartick is quite simple: help every child master the maths foundations and develop lifelong traits like perseverance and a strong work ethic along the way. How exactly? The answer is multifaceted and a bit more comprehensive. First and foremost, an online mathematics method that immediately corrects exercises might not sound so innovative, but here are some of the reasons that …