The Martyrhood of Motherhood

I find myself, many days, in an unusual position. Doing what I do – embracing all aspects of parenthood, being more mother-centric than child-centric, and worried mostly about maternal health and well-being and the subsequent, filtering down and through their families, and society – I am privy to the joys…

Normal. Family Day.

Although not ‘normal’ for us to enjoy a Family Day on a Tuesday, it was a day off (thank you Melbourne Cup Day) and it pretty much was about as normal as things are in this household. It did commence with the six-year-old wondering whether it was a school day.…

It's All Okay

I think the eldest one has picked up on a little of the stress I’ve been under lately. Admittedly, never one to particularly like it when I point out his wrongdoings, especially when he is well aware that what he did was, well, fucking stupid, he does have an incredible…

Bupa Blog Awards Finalist

A couple of weeks back, I received an email to state that I – or at least, Real Mums – had been nominated for the 2014 Bupa Health Influencer Blog Awards. I even got one of these to prove it! Pretty, yes? Massive, massive thank you to those who nominated…