A Lot Can Change in a Year

Whenever a year draws to a close, many of us start planning the year ahead. We feel determined to put the past behind us, we ponder about our new year's resolutions and we want the next year to be better than the last. But sometimes, we shouldn't just focus all our energy on moving forward. We … [Read more...]

You Can Change the World

I recently had a two-hour long conversation with a stranger I met in a car park. I was enjoying a picnic lunch with my youngest daughter. We were sitting at a park that was located next to a medical surgery. My daughter and I were munching on our sandwiches, when a man about the age of 55, came … [Read more...]

Overcoming a Life Without Confidence

I've had some horrible things said to me during my life. When I had a nail biting habit, I was told that nobody would love me - that no-one would want to hold my filthy hand, let alone marry me. I've been repeatedly called stupid. I've been told to lose weight because nobody likes a fat girl. I've … [Read more...]

The Countdown of Life

Many years ago, I came across a news story that reminded me how short life really is. A 16 year old girl named Stacey Mitchell, was a fun-loving, friendly teenager who was well-liked by her peers. But she was tragically murdered right here in Perth, Australia, then her body was dumped in a rubbish … [Read more...]

Success Means No Excuses

Imagine you're going for a job interview the next day. It's for a position you've had your eye on for a while. You've been preparing for weeks, practising your responses, laying out the right outfit. You've got everything down pat. Then you get a phone call. Maybe someone close to you has passed … [Read more...]

This is Your Life

I'm not an angry person. Emotional, yes. Angry, no. If something upsets me; I might feel hurt, I might even cry if I feel that bad. But recently, something absolutely infuriated me. You probably know by now that I got married and had children quite young. I don't regret any of my decisions for a … [Read more...]

There is No Success Without Failure

It's incredible how fast your perception of a situation can change. Once upon a time, I thought nobody was reading my blog. In April 2011, I set up this blog to write about my parenting experiences so others would feel less alone. As the months went by and the time cut into my busy schedule as a … [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to be Perfect

Many of the people I come across in my life, are generally very shocked to hear how busy my life is. They'll make comments such as, "You're wonderwoman!", "You're supermum!". Then they'll awe in amazement and follow it up with, "I can't believe you have 3 young kids and write as well... How do you … [Read more...]

You Are What You Believe You Are

I've learned a lot about myself since becoming a mother. I've learned even more about life. You see, I have 3 young children - a 2, 4 and 6 year old. All of them have a speech and language delay. And it's been tough on me; emotionally, mentally and physically. But in my six years of parenting, I've … [Read more...]

My “Instant Happy” Happiness Tool

A friend of mine once criticised me for being "too nice". She thought that I needed to change, otherwise I'd be taken advantage of one day. Funny thing is, it was actually being "too nice" that saved my life. In a previous post, I wrote about how I went through a tough time and believed that life … [Read more...]