tagged: wellbeing

21 June, 2021

Avoiding "when, then" thinking versus respecting your season

motheringproductivitywellbeing
2 min read
I listen to a lot of podcasts and read blog posts about motherhood and parenting. I come across two themes of advice that are useful yet seem in conflict with each other. 
13 June, 2021

Why write?

wellbeing
2 min read
It was a goal of mine at the start of 2021 to publish consistently to this blog. I've been failing to do that recently. I was for a while there finding time to write in the margins. Now I'm back at work, just about any margin in my life has been squeezed out, and so has the writing.
04 April, 2021

Matching pantry containers

wellbeing
2 min read
I want matching pantry containers. I watched a few YouTube videos by an influencer with a huge pantry filled with these beautiful matching clear containers with labels, and I've been thinking about it ever since.
27 February, 2021

That family holiday is worth the work

motheringwellbeing
1 min read
We’ve just got back from a 4 day stay at Sea World Resort (Australia). The amount of planning, effort and money required to do a holiday with a toddler and a baby is so immense I often wonder pre-holiday if going on a trip is even worth it.
17 February, 2021

Simple is hard

wellbeingmothering
2 min read
My word for the year in 2021 is self. Self is a loaded word because people can take it to mean “self-absorbed” or “selfish”, so I first hesitated to choose it.
11 February, 2021

To be whole is the goal

wellbeing
1 min read
In Nat Eliason’s post “Be Yourself, Not a Niche" he encourages us to blog about whatever we are interested in, instead of fitting a specific niche.
08 February, 2021

Strategies for dealing with a catnapping baby (that don’t involve sleep training): Mindset and resetting expectations

motheringwellbeingproductivity
2 min read
My firstborn spent months in the first year of their life only taking 30 minute naps, while attached to me. After trying every strategy and suggestion to get them to sleep longer or alone, and driving myself to the brink of insanity in doing so, I knew that something had to change.
08 February, 2021

Mantras for when the baby won’t nap alone

motheringwellbeing
1 min read
My productivity doesn’t determine my worth.
02 January, 2021

1 year ago, I gave up Twitter

wellbeingproductivity
1 min read
I don’t need to publish another lengthy essay about quitting social media, the internet has enough of those. In bullet points:
01 January, 2021

2020 - Shadow and Light

wellbeingworkmothering
3 min read
I can’t review 2020 without first acknowledging the immense amount of privilege I have benefitted from, in this year that has been challenging for so many.

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