I was at the park with Henry this week and a grandmother was there with her granddaughter, who was about 4 years old.
I overheard the grandmother say “what does Nanna do with you? I bet she doesn’t bring you to the park. I bet she just puts on a DVD for you. She does, doesn’t she?” The granddaughter said that sometimes she goes to the park with her Nanna. She then went off to continue playing. Good diversion, kid!
17/5/2018 3 Comments
The advice I received most during pregnancy and the first few months of motherhood was to “sleep when the baby sleeps.” I rarely slept when Henry did. Most mums I know didn’t sleep then either. There’s washing, cleaning and cooking that needs to be done. We feel like we need to do it all because we’re the ones that are home all day.
Mother's Day is this Sunday. Many of us will be spending the day with family. Gifts and cards will be exchanged. Jokes and laughter will be shared. Memories will be called upon.
For many of us, Mother's Day is a happy day. It's one of celebration.
For many of us, Mother's Day is a sad day. It's one of remembrance.
For many of us, it is both. For some of us in this category, it's a day for celebrating for our mothers, but also a day to grieve a child we've lost.
Parents spend a lot of time thinking and talking about the kind of life they want to provide their children with. We want to earn enough so that our children can have the basics as well as some luxuries. We want to have some kind of work/life balance so that we can actually spend time enjoying those earnings with (and sometimes without!) our children. We want to have healthy and strong relationships in the hope that it makes our children feel secure and loved. We want the exposure to these relationships to be enough to prevent our children from entering into damaging ones.
I'm married to Sam and I'm a mother to Henry.