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This Plus That Equals…. Why Quick Parenting Isn’t Lazy Parenting

This plus that equals…. why quick parenting isn’t lazy parenting

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is a little rant from me. A rant about why taking parenting shortcuts is not lazy parenting.

Now there are several press outlets who would have us believe feeding our kids fish fingers for tea is a sign of our sheer and utter laziness of parents and we must all be ashamed of ourselves. Pah. Here’s why they are wrong.

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This Plus That Equals…. Getting Ready For School

This plus that equals…. getting ready for school

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about getting ready for L starting school.

Now he is only three, I don’t even have to apply for his place until September and he won’t start until the following year. I’m already thinking about it though.

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This Plus That Equals…. Things I Hate

This plus that equals…. things I hate

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about things I hate. Well hate may be too strong of a word. Things that particularly wind me up doesn’t have quite the same ring to it though.

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This Plus That Equals…. Grateful

This plus that equals…. grateful

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about a few things that I’m grateful for.

Boy this has been a tough weekend, little man and I have been ill. There’s been a lot going on, but I can’t help being grateful we were sick this weekend and not last when my sister was getting married.

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Feeling Calm #42

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Better late than never here’s this week’s calm post. My 11 hour contract has morphed into 30+ hours the last couple of weeks and will probably stay around that level up until Christmas, the extra money is great but obviously it’s taking a toll. We also had a funeral to attend this week and I had a really bad migraine. It’s not all bad though, so here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days.

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Feeling Calm #10

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends to help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

I feel a bit of a fraud this week, writing a post about feeling calm when I have been far from it. I have been tired, irritable, overwhelmed and over stretched and this resulted in my completely loosing it with the little one yesterday which needless to say made feel super shitty. This week more so than most I have felt the burden of everything lay on me, my immediate support system is not the best and I need to admit this and reach out more.

My Cheeky Little Woodpecker
My Cheeky Little Woodpecker

I’ve been trying everything I can to help me maintain some semblance of calm, writing my journal, meditating when I get a chance, which isn’t as much as I’d like or need, walking and trying to go to bed at a good time, but ultimately returns to one thing, time. So I need to get a lot better at managing it, so I have time, time for me, 10 minutes a day shouldn’t be so hard to find, I just need to make sure I do it as it sure as hell isn’t going to be given to me.

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