A few weeks ago, I did a poll on my personal Facebook profile on what parents yearned for the most.
Most of the respondents were mothers - and the answer that came out on top was this; "How to have my needs met".
I reached out to a few of the respondents to find out more about what they meant, the challenges, and why their needs weren't being met.
Here's what came out of the...
Another day full of screaming. Full of rage - and the guilt kicks in. The shame kicks in. It's relentless. It's a vicious cycle.
You know that screaming and yelling isn't working, yet you still do it. And the more you do - the more guilty you feel.
And you somehow think the reason for the tension is because you're not spending enough time with your children.
Let's get something...
How are you doing? Really?
How are you really doing? - When was the last time you allowed yourself to "feel"?
When Brooklyn was in utero, they discovered some abnormalities with his kidneys. Since then, we have had to monitor it and today was another check-up day.
I'm at the Children's Hospital, and it's both heartbreaking and inspiring.
Inspiring to see these children and their...
Are you thinking; "When does it get easier?"
I get it. You're spent. You're feeling unseen. It feels relentless. The dream of being a parent isn't playing out the way you envisioned it. Who would have thought you would be so triggered, so defeated, and feel disconnected inside.
You are consumed with guilt and consumed by shame. Worried that you're screwing them over. You're on...
Guilt. It's a big one in parenting.
Guilt is interesting... It's interesting because it isn't something that is "questioned," and is "accepted" as the "truth".
Guilt, once it's accepted, discolours our experience of life, cripples our heart to fully receiving, and creates disconnection within.
I'm going to invite you in on this idea.
What if you didn't have to be hijacked by...
Do you remember that feeling? Feeling invisible as a child? ...and thinking you're the only one that feels invisible?
That somehow your best friend, or your brother, or sister, or your mum, or dad don't know what you're going through? That surely no-one else can understand this feeling of being unseen?
The irony is that most children walk around fearing the fear of feeling invisible......
As a parent, we have a desire to have our children thrive.
We have a desire that they are "true" to their soul. We have a desire that their internal compass is their north star.
The pathway for their soul to be unleashed is highly influenced by who we are for ourselves.
Whilst we may not have control over how they navigate life or what they choose - we can't deny that we are a...
A few days ago, I shared an email about loving and celebrating on yourself.
Most of the emails that come from me are about having a better relationship with ourself as the access to have Parenting be more fulfilling.
....I know this can be hard.
I've been there...and for many, many, many years, I hated who I was. I hated being in my skin. Nothing ever felt good enough....and it was...
For the rest of our lives, New Years Day has a brand new meaning.
Our second child, Brooklyn, celebrates his b'day on the 1st of January. On 1.1.2021, he turned 1.
I love that for the rest of his life, it's one big celebration around the world. That's pretty magical.
Imagine the theme of your b'day being a celebration, new beginnings, and new possibilities! :)
To celebrate, I bought 3...
Reflection is a powerful tool. When we reflect, we bring greater awareness to our actions, our words and our thoughts.
During this time, we tend to reflect on the year that has passed.
There is one question that guides my reflection and learnings for the year.
"How did I Love?"
Did I love with all my heart? Or, did I allow my heart to harden?
Did I love who I was through challenging...