Every year I struggle with buying gifts for my children. They have…
Busy! Busy! Busy! Life has been so busy recently and my poor blog has suffered a little.
I love writing posts but when your 3 year old stops taking a nap, time is…well, you know how it goes. There is no time! At first I tried to squeeze in a blog post here and there and then I thought ‘what the hell am I doing?’. I need to make the most of this one-to-one time I get with my son. So now while sweet Lucy naps, Noah and I play, have some home-made-mummy therapy sessions (!!) and I’ll admit it we watch some TV! (gasp horror)
Although very busy, the past month has been full of learnings for me. Learning how to be a better mother, a better wife, how to be a smart businesswoman (god help me!), how to continue to support my son and be there fully for my daughter at the same time. It has been fun, hard work, exciting, emotional, draining at times and positive.
So what have I learned? Well, I learned
…what the hell Hippotherapy is! For those of you who don’t know let me help you out. Hippotherapy is a form of therapy which incorporates….Hippos. JOKE! Officially Hippotherapy is described as ‘a physical, occupational or speech and language therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement’. However, I LOVE this explanation by Equestrian Connections. ‘Where the sensitivity and gentleness of a horse builds the strength and confidence of a human.’
…how frickin’ cool my husband is! (I did already know this, so let’s say I relearned it!) Sometimes we forget these things. Life gets in the way and we loose sight of the coolness that is staring us right in the face!
…pumping chocolate coconut milk into a toddler is NOT a clever way to get calcium into their non-dairy diet. (Still with me?!)
…that Frankincense really is the greatest essential oil of all time. Seriously.
…to give it a try. Whether that is a new food, a new way to parent, a new therapy or a new business idea (yes I have one in very early stages. Fingers crossed!). There is no better way to learn.
…that everyone has struggles in their life and it is important to be mindful of this at all times.
…that my sweet 3 year old boy has great inner strength and high self esteem. Two innate qualities that can’t be learned too easily.
…that at almost 2 years old (already? yikes!), my daughter Lucy has the grace and manners of a true lady and sincerity that when experienced brings a tear to your eye.
I’ve also learned that a 34 year old mum isn’t doing so bad after all. I constantly feel that I don’t do enough for my children, especially with having a child who need extra help. However, thanks to so many wonderful friends, an incredible mother and two fabulous sisters telling me otherwise I am starting to learn what I am doing is enough…well, for now.