DON’T TAKE BEING ‘MUM’ TOO SERIOUSLY.
Now don’t get me wrong- being a mum is one of the most important jobs in the world!
What I’m referring to here is not to put so much pressure on yourself at always getting it right- that you forget to enjoy the ride!
No one is born an expert Mum- we all learn ‘on the job’. So it’s natural to assume that there will be many trial and errors along the way. The only thing that counts is that you love your kids with every fiber of your being and are doing your best for them.
Besides, being a perfect mum sounds a little boring- where’s the fun if you don’t stuff up and so have no opportunities to laugh at yourself?!
HAVE FUN MAKING A MESS.
As the Mum in your household, no doubt you are the chief if not sole cleaner as well!
Therefore, it’s understandable that you feel like you’re constantly fighting against a tidal wave of mess.
While teaching your kids (and partner) to clean up after themselves, it’s also a fun activity to relax the rules a little on the odd occasion and enjoy making a mess as a family.
It might be something like allowing your kids to pull out every single toy they own, or dismantling their bedroom during play. I know this idea is probably increasing your stress levels- but the point is to take the breaks off for a little bit and relax with you family.
WARNING: Obtain everyone’s promise to assist with the cleaning up afterwards is essential for this exercise to result in increased happiness levels!
Have a Happy Day,
I was thinking today about the parts of my personality that I hope not to pass on to my son.
Do you ever worry about your children picking up the less desirable parts of your personality? Like insecurity, bad temper etc
I wondered how I might combat this problem and decided the best thing to do was to aim for my son to mostly be surrounded by my strengths and hardly even acquainted with my weaknesses.
Basically, my hope is that when he grows up- my strengthens will be his weaknesses and his strengthens will be so much more than I can possibly imagine…
Have a Happy Day,
GO ON A PICNIC.
Sunshine, good food, great company, an opportunity to relax, fresh air- what is there about a family picnic that wouldn’t make you happy?!
It’s also a great way to spend some fun leisure time with your family without busting the bank.
If you have older kids, why not get everyone involved with the planning and preparing for the picnic? They can help chose the location and games for the day.
You could also get them to help you making sandwiches, salads, sweets etc… It might take longer to prepare- but will definitely be more fun and appreciated by all if it’s a group effort!
WARNING: Make sure you have a Plan B venue in case of unexpected bad weather (can you tell that I live in Melbourne??).
Have a Happy Day,
It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me as my poor little man is going through the joys of teething at the moment. Needless to say, we’re both exhausted…
When the parenting road is a little rough such as it is at the moment, I like to take stock and reassess my choice to be a Mum.
Yes, I signed up to be a Mum- this little precious gift depends upon me, I love him to bits and wouldn’t change my life for anything! Just thinking those truths makes it all worthwhile for me. I find it a great way to gain that much needed ‘second wind’ of energy to keep giving my best to my family. Equally, I need to remember that I’m doing a great job at trying my best.
With that, it’s back into the trenches for me! I hope you’re having a great week and don’t forget to visit on Wednesday for the next installment of “How to Make a Happy Mum: The Recipe”.