Free To Be Me Time – Part One

Motherhood Self Care Me Time

Although I didn’t recognise it at the time, before I had children, my entire life was me time.
I mostly ate what I wanted to eat, when I wanted to eat it.
I managed to fit in and enjoy daily exercise.
I went to the movies regularly.
I read books.
I spent afternoons casually browsing at my favourite shops.
I watched entire TV series, from start to finish without missing an episode.
I even went to the bathroom when I needed to go, and without an audience!

I was pretty good at me read more

The Portrait Series: 3/52

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Under the house.
It is a part of the Queensland existence.
For those of you who aren’t from the Sunshine State, traditional cottages were built on stumps – basically the houses are raised, supported by telephone poles.
Some houses are raised less than a metre, others are suspended many metres above the ground.
If your house is raised high enough, under the house is kind of like an outdoor basement or garage.
A dusty place for the washing machine, the lawn mower, tools, and read more

Hurdling Through Motherhood

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Being a mother is responsibility that is never ending.
I still call my mother on a daily basis.  Sometimes I want something specific from her…but usually I simply want to talk to her.  She’s my mom.
I know it sounds obvious that our babies are forever.
But what isn’t obvious is how unprepared we are for what might be considered our life’s work.

Unlikes other aspects of our lives, we often can’t even articulate why we want to be mothers.
I wanted to study nursing because it interested read more

The Portrait Series: 2/52

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Hot days = cold showers
I had forgotten how thick and fast the tantrums come.
I can’t remember what this particular one was about.
Most likely having to share.
Or something totally illogical like getting wet whilst in the shower.
The mind of a two year old.
I can’t make up my mind if it would be a totally fabulous or totally terrifying place!
Meanwhile, all of a sudden Charlie is totally into Power Rangers.
I don’t even know when he encountered them, but all he wants to do is read more

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Alternate title: My Kids Need Haircuts.
Another year, another portrait series!

I always find this time of year a bit challenging.
I love the slow and mostly aimless days.
But I also want to dive head first into the new year.
With the kids home on holidays (Lyddie’s child care closes for three weeks at Christmas), I always feel a bit stuck.
I keep telling myself that once the kids are back in school, I will once again have time and space…and the house will once again read more