Family Life

Family Life, Health and Wellbeing, Inspiration

Taking responsibility and being present

My life is hectic

I have 3 children of my own and 2 step children all ranging from 7 to 13. The youngest, my boy, is hard work, he has a devil may care attitude to life, can throw almighty temper tantrums, doesn’t sleep much and at times seems hell-bent on driving every member of our household to insanity! Besides him the rest of them display the usual bickering, whining and incessant questions all whilst leaving a trail of belongings around the house in the style of Hansel and Gretel, lest they forget where they have been or need to find the way back from the living room to the kitchen!

Read more

Family Life, Health and Wellbeing

Overwhelm… how to deal with it and prevent it.

Overwhelm….. it happens to us all. 

I reached a point a couple of weeks ago where I literally could not cope with making one more decision, sorting out one more argument, answering one more “mu-um” or one more question…. About anything! I felt totally frazzled, empty of anything more to give, a burnt out useless husk…. I didn’t know what to do, how to manage the situation or how to help myself through it.

Read more