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I always complained to my husband that I never had any close friends. He said that I would make friends with the other school mums when our kids were at school. That was a long time for me to wait to cultivate amazing friendships! I chose not wait for friends to come to me. I decided to do things to become closer to the people I already knew. Now I have a group of 10 women that I am close with and I'm really really close with a few of them too. Make an effort Don’t wait for your friend’s [...]
I am that mum that judges other mums. And I’m not afraid to admit it. And do you know why? Because I just myself more harshly than I judge anyone else. I’ve been that mum In many cases, I’ve been that mum. You know the one, where you look at the kid and think to yourself, I would never be like that/do that/let my child do that. Famous last words. My daughter often leaves the house in the morning without having brushed her teeth. There have been more occasions where her hair hasn’t been brushed. And the most embarrassing morning [...]
We all know that the first pancake you make is always a test pancake. It’s usually overcooked or even a little bit burnt. But there are a few secrets to cooking pretty perfect pancakes. The temperature The temperature the pancakes are cooked at plays a large part. I like to start with a hot pan, add some butter, then turn down the heat. The best time to flip your pancakes is after the bubbles have stopped forming and the edges have turned matte. The size I like to make my pancakes roughly the size of a bread plate. This makes [...]
Infertility sucks. I know. I’ve been there. And I hid it from almost everyone I know. I was ashamed that my body wasn’t working the way it ‘should’. I hated every person that asked me when I was going to have a baby, now I hate it when they ask about having another baby. I’d hated every new pregnancy announcement. So I had to find things to do when going through fertility treatment. Put yourself first I put this first on the list because I believe it is the most important thing. And something that often needs to be re-learned [...]