The Power of Validation

The Power of Validation

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa We belong to each other. The desire to belong – to be accepted, to be understood – is primal.  Humans are social mammals, and like other social mammals, the desire for...
Coffee

Coffee

I’m so tired I can’t think straight! I remember a particularly tough time with my kids.  We’d had gastro go through the house.  For about a week my husband and I had been up in the middle of the night comforting vomiting children, changing bed sheets, while taking...
Shopping

Shopping

A couple of years ago, I decided to take my newborn, 2yo and 4yo to the local major shopping centre… on the bus… without a pram… to go Christmas shopping. (I think in my sleep deprived state I was delirious). It was hard. Really hard. LOTS of...