The MAMA Circle – Why Join A Women’s Circle?

The MAMA Circle

 

Why join us at The MAMA Circle?
I have described The MAMA Circle before.
And I have spoken about the benefits of women’s circles before.
But since writing those words, I have come across two quotes which I think sum up the reasons for doing us at The MAMA Circle perfectly.

“If a woman holds the power to create life, she also holds the power to create the life she wants.”
-Anonymous

“Because mothers need time-outs, too!  Maybe they’re cranky and just need a break.  Maybe they’re happily going full stem ahead and just deserve a read more

Free To Be Me Time – Part Three

Motherhood Me Time Self Care

 

You can find part one here.
And part two here.

Now that you have managed to get a block of time to yourself, what are you going to do?
I know it is so tempting to do the grocery shopping or to clean the house.
I have heard all the arguments because I have tried to convince myself that grocery shopping is so relaxing without children and that I actually like to clean the house when I get to sit and enjoy the tidiness afterwards.
But does doing the grocery shopping and the cleaning actually fill you read more

Free To Be Me Time – Part Two

Me Time Self Care Motherhood

 

If you like, you can read part one here.

The necessity of me time is well established.
I actually think we are all too aware of the concept of self care and how you can’t pour from an empty cup.
We have become so accustomed to the calls for me time that they now sound like background noise and are therefore easy either to discount or to ignore entirely.
You may think that me time is for mothers who have more support.
You may think that it is rubbish to call simply taking a read more

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

What do you do all day?

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I remember how I felt when Charlie was a newborn.
At the time, my husband had a demanding job.  A few hours after Charlie was born, he went back to working twelve hour days, six days a week.
I acutely felt that it was just the two of us.
Me and my baby.
All day.
Every day.
I remember desperately wanting someone to talk to…someone I could share the details of my day with.
I would look forward to the front gate creaking open, signalling the return of my husband.
I would read more