Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Lowering Expectations

As I stated when I posted my first piece for this blog, I’m not the kind of mum who strives to achieve perfection. Anyone that is, in my humble opinion, is going to make themselves very miserable in the process. The way I see it, motherhood and perfectionism do not belong on the same page let alone in the same sentence. From what I can gather from social media and blog reading, lots of mummy’s are obsessed with the idea of becoming yummy, which seems to be making them feel like crap. If you’re wrapped up in negativity about yourself …

journey to being sugar free
Mental Health

Breaking the Cycle Of Dysfunction

As I’ve mentioned before my hubby and I met while we were travelling. We spent our first two years together flitting back and forth from here, Australia and our beloved Asia. It was during our second year together that I made the decision to cut ties with my family. As you can imagine I was a damaged soul. We were drinking and partying way too much. Things got dark and spiralled out of control. Even the counselling I’d gone through several years earlier wasn’t enough to bring me to my senses. It all came to a head in early 2006 …

mental health
Mental Health

The Importance of Dealing with Our Demons

It may sound crazy but at 34 I’m grateful for the ‘colourful life’ I’ve had. All the horrendous experiences in my earlier days have made me the person I am and if I had my time over I honestly wouldn’t change a single thing. Unsurprisingly this hasn’t always been the case. The counselling I went through in my early twenties plays a huge part in my ability to function and be normal right now. Without it I’m pretty sure I would still have my family in my life taking me for a ride on a daily basis. I’d more than …

new friends
Writing

Why are new friends always a disappointment?

They say you’re lucky if you have two or three really good friends. Ones you’ll be taking to the grave. Friends that know every detail of your life and would never judge you for any of it. I have eight, which makes me incredibly fortunate. They’re an eclectic bunch that I’ve accumulated over the years. They have each shared important parts of my life; one is the best friend I made throughout school years, three are ex-colleagues, three ex-flatmates and one I met sitting on the stairs at a party. New friends are another matter entirely.  From an early age …

latent phase of labour
Unsugar Coated Motherhood

Coming Round to the Idea

Although it was a massive shock when I peed on that stick last weekend, it didn’t take long to get used to the idea of becoming a party of five. Rather than get caught up in the potential negatives, I’ve been thinking of all the things that are great about having another baby. – he or she will born in Feb 2014, the month that also marks mine and hubby’s ten year anniversary of meeting. Pretty special! – our 16 month old can come out of nursery as soon as I go on mat leave, and not have to go back …