motherhood

The school holidays that broke me

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Because school holidays are all about having fancy drinks at the beach. Says no mother ever. I enjoy the school holidays, I really do. I enjoy my life not revolving around 9am to 3pm. I awoke on the first day of school hols feeling refreshed and excited at all of…

Where are all the female CEOs?

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“Why are there hardly any female CEOs?” is the bewildered cry. “What on earth are we doing wrong? Do we need more mentors? Do we need more management quotas? Do we need gender-biased recruitment processes?” No. No we don’t. If you ask me, these things are missing the heart of the…

10 tips for instant stress relief

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Being a mum there is sometimes just no escape! The stress levels rise and you start to feel out of control. Finding stress relief when you can’t get a minute to yourself is hard, but I think the key is to take a couple of relief measures before you start…

Parenting your teenage baby

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My teenage son wasn’t always a teenager, surprisingly enough. When he was born he was tiny, a mop of dark brown hair and the largest pair of big blue eyes I had ever seen on an infant. When he wasn’t a teenager, he would do things like hide dog chews…

Me time. WTF is that?

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Only once you become a parent do you truly understand the value of “me time”. The simple pleasure of reading a book or even having a coffee uninterrupted becomes the stuff that dreams are made of. But they’re no longer just simple pleasures. They’ve become guilty pleasures too. When was…

5 natural energy boosters

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Whether you’re a working mum, a stay at home mum, or a work-from-home mum, chances are you’re feeling run down and could do with a quick pick-me-up to boost your energy. Most days I feel drained. And tired. Always tired. Especially after nights when the kids have their bed-hopping antics going on. Or…

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There’s no doubt motherhood is one big juggling act. And when you start adding more and more kids’ extra-curricular activities to the mix, things can really start to get crazy. With different news days, library days, training days, play dates, appointments, school events, birthday parties and everything else going on,…