Things I have said Today

I have decided to switch some thing ups a little. Thursday will now be: "Things I have said" Thursday. I was thinking about all the things I say repeatedly in a day to my two boys. Honestly some of these I really couldn't make up. This is also why my husband and I make wine. … Continue reading Things I have said Today

My Happy Sad Mummy: Why I’ll be reading this to my kids

I saw this post on Twitter and had to share. I struggled with how to one day explain what it the matter with mommy to my boys. Right now Pickle is 1 and Big D will be 3 next month. So I have manged to skate by. However my ever observant Big D, it starting to notice things are sometimes off. He now asks ‘What is wrong, Mama?” I think this book would be a great way of explaining things on his level.

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My Happy Sad Mummy

Earlier this week I noticed a strange thing in my letterbox.  An actual handwritten letter – from an unfamiliar address.

Expecting a Christmas card from one of the few friends who haven’t discarded this charming tradition for a digital greeting, I ripped open the envelope.

Inside was a short note and a newspaper clipping – from the step-mum of a girl I went to high school with 18 years ago.  Strange huh?

But moments later tears pricked my eyes as I read her beautiful words – encouraging me to keep speaking up about mental illness. She also mentioned that  I might be interested in a new children’s picture book she’d read about in the local paper: My Happy Sad Mummy.

I quickly read the book review and then jumped online to order our family a copy.  For so long I’ve been searching for ways to explain my Bipolar Disorder to my young children in a way that’s easy for…

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Battle of the Wills

We are in the current process of trying to potty train Big D. Our goal is to have him completely potty trained by the end of summer. Most would think this is a ton of time to complete this task. Unfortunately, my child is a stubborn mule strong willed. Potty training has been an uphill … Continue reading Battle of the Wills