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Perspective

Should my children be my Joy?

By | Mum life, Perspective

I always just assumed that the joy I felt from my children was a direct response to who they are as people. It had nothing to do with me or my needs, it was about them and the happiness that they brought to my life just by being part of it. But a couple of recent events have challenged this assumption. Read More

My 2 achievements of 2019

By | Uncategorized, Real life, Perspective, Inspiration
One of the hardest things for me about motherhood—and I am sure I am not alone in this—is setting the bar at the right height. When I had my children, I did not lose my sense of personal ambition. There are still a lot of things that I, Rachel White, want to achieve and experience, but it has become clear to me that this is not the season for climbing. Read More

Eating & Moving my Body as Reward not Punishment

By | Mum life, Perspective, Health

Punishing your body

I’ll be honest with you, I don’t always like what I see in the mirror. You may relate. Both motherhood and ageing have changed my body, it is different. I find myself at times struggling with this and, in previous years, I have definitely let myself develop a negative mindset about it. I know you know what I mean, this is after all a big problem in our society. I read that approximately 91% of women are unhappy with their bodies. So, I’m guessing a lot of you feel like I do. Read More

21 years and 5 minutes

By | Family, Mum life, Perspective

My eldest son of 21 D.J. (short for Daniel Joshua), got married a few months ago. To say that I am still adjusting to my new reality is understating the situation. We absolutely adore his wife Chelsea, but as his Mother, I wrestle with the notion of him being married. Not because I mind him being married… but because 5 minutes ago he was a baby. Read More