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I knew something was up when I realised that my daughter was five days old yet I had not kissed her once. This got me so worked up that my eyes filled with tears at the thought of it. I really struggled to kiss her then and there. You hear about people falling instantly in love with their child and feeling this special connection. I didn’t feel that. I spent perhaps an hour with my daughter before I was whisked off to surgery, to be reunited with her six hours after her birth. My daughter’s six-week maternal health nurse appointment [...]
I have spent most of June and July using up all the items we had in the fridge, freezer and pantry since we started using the cash envelope system. We have used up a lot of items with the help of Pinterest and Google. But one item had me stumped. Condensed Milk. I knew that I could make fudge using the condensed milk but that felt a little too boring. Once again I found myself browsing recipes on Pinterest and I came across homemade ice cream. All of the recipes were simple enough, using minimal ingredients. And it didn't take [...]
I have recently been learning how to give myself grace, particularly when it comes to my daughter. I’ve inherited a trait from my dad that I’ve only just noticed: impatience. I am very impatient with a short temper when it comes to my daughter. And it doesn’t take long before I start to feel how I did at the peak of my postnatal depression. So for me, learning how to give myself grace is becoming something I really need to pay attention to. I need to have more patience, more grace and put a lid on my temper. Some days [...]
There are a few things that I don’t spend money on. I just don’t find value in these things. A few are things of convenience. And most I feel I can do myself, or just plain do without. Things I don’t spend money on Hair cuts I know a lot of people may disagree with me on this one. But I don’t actually value the work that a hairdresser does. My mum always cut my hair. And my brother’s hair, my dad’s hair, my grandpa’s hair, my cousin's hair. You get the picture. I always had long hair so it [...]