Monday, July 19, 2010

Peace in my world

PEACE- 'It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work; It means to be in the midst of all these things & still be calm in your heart' Author Anonymous

Busy, busy busy.... It has been a number of days since my last blog & phew I have finally made it back!

Baby with bronchialitis, Master 19yrs struggling with life's pressures, Miss 18yrs birthday celebrations (yes my baby is 18.... OMG), Miss 13 & Miss 11 back to school, house hunting (Oh dear I can't believe we have to move again!!), mother needing my support & partner stirring me up (he thinks he's humourous!) Currently running the mum race feeling slightly exhausted.... & yes I've shed a few tears again! I sound like a whining woman don't I? I do adore my family & love my life.. I really do :)

Sometimes I just need to take the time to reflect on how precious it all is & stand still for a momment to appreciate I would not have it any other way!!! To enjoy the little momments.... Master 11wks gooing & trying to talk to me or just gazing into my eyes... mmmm... or when Miss 11yrs says 'I love you mummy, I'm going to live with you forever.... They just grow up so quickly.....

Seek the calm in the midst of the storm..... peace is there for those who seek her :)

Til next blog, God Bless xoxoxoxoxoxo

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Not so Super Mum!

Some days are Just 'those days' aren't they! Where you feel there is just not quite enough of you left ot be 'Super Mum'... That was my day today.
Projectile Puke,school holidays with children demanding my attention, egocentric teenagers, emotionally over wrought mother, frustrated irritable partner & the icing on the cake a 10wk old baby coming down with broncialitis! ENOUGH ALREADY!
Lets just say by 3.30pm I was wholed up in my bedroom, tears rolling down my face... breastfeeding. Time for a little positive self talk before I completely landslide into a whirlpool of self pity.... Suck it up princess!!!!!!!

'A wise woman builds her house, A foolish woman tears hers down with her own hands'
Proverbs 14: 1

Come on Tiffani- Pick yourself dust yourself off & march on.... You can do this!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mum on speed dial!

The world of teenagerhood can be a weird & wonderful universe can it not? Or is it simply that I have an incredibly short memory???? Probably!
Have you noticed when teenagers are out and about or want some space they can be quite difficult to get a hold of & tend to not answer our calls? Have you also noticed this rule flies out the window when it is us who would like a little time out???
Friday was to be 'ME DAY'...... My lovely man was taking me out for the day so we could have a little quality time together (accompanied by Master 10wk old of course) .... Quality time is a fairly infrequent occurence in our world!
Low & behold it appeared my daughters Miss 18 & Miss 13 had us on speed dial... "Mum I'm bored"..... "Mum how long will you be?"..... "Mum I want to cook brownies but don't know how"..... "Mum how long will you be, I want to play with the baby".... & on & on it went..... we were pushed to squeeze in our qualitly time between the calls!
I guess we should simply be thankful when we do go out we are missed & thank God our children still want to know us!
Gotta love kids :) xxx

Friday, July 9, 2010

International Happiness Day!

Greetings and wishing you a joy filled 'International Happiness Day'!
With this in mind I thought I would share some thoughts & quotes to ponder with regards to happiness:
  • 'There is only one happiness in this life; to love & be loved.' George Sands
  • 'Happiness is not a life without problems but the ability to deal with them.
  • It isn't what we have, who we are, where we are or what we are doing that makes us happy or unhappy it is what we are thinking about.' Dale Carnegie

What wonderful poignant quotes and keys to successful living. There are 2 aspects to happiness. Happiness in our own world & bringing happiness to someone elses world.

Today with this in mind I will actively love my family, show someone an act of kindness, smile at a stranger & contact someone I haven't spoken to in a while. I also intend to deal with problems as they arise & dwell on positive thoughts.

The ultimate goal to apply all these life secrets to daily life.... Lets see how I go!?!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Why Blog????

As I stare at a blank screen I wonder...... I have decided to start a blog with a committment to blog daily but have no idea what to write.......
Why blog? Well.... Why not?
As a mother with 3 daughters, 3 stepsons and a new 10 week old baby boy life is chaotic! Revisiting the world of motherhood with a newborn baby has reminded me just how joyful,challenging, tiring & sometimes lonely motherhood can be.
Our experiences are all a little different with a thread of similarity weaved through the centre- whether you are a first time mum, a mum extending her existing family or like me a 'career mum with an already blended family and a little newborn added to the fray'... we all need an outlet & our yah yah sisters cheering us on from the sideline at times.
I guess that is what this blog will be for me and if one mum out there finds solace in the fact she is not on her own then all the better.....I've always been a little bit 'girl power'!
Til tomorrow, this is Tiffani saying take care xx :)