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Behind the Highlights Reel

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Holidays with Children—Keeping it Real!

 

I am sure that your social media feeds must look similar to mine at the moment: lots of perfect photos of friends on holidays with their family, lots of fun on the beach, dining out in lovely places, afternoon slumbers in the sun—so lovely, right?! Now, we know that these are only highlights; of course, there are not-so-exciting times on holiday; we know all of this. But it can still be depressing to see these sorts of pictures when we compare them with our own family getaways. So, in this post, I am going to give you the behind-the-scenes perspective of our holiday to the USA. I want to show you the good, the bad, and the real! 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

To the Mother who wanted to Breastfeed but Couldn’t

By | Real life, Breastfeeding

To the Mother who wanted to Breastfeed but Couldn’t

Over the years I have encountered four main types of mothers when it come to feeding. There are some that choose to breastfeed and do so successfully; there are some who would prefer to breastfeed but are okay if it doesn’t work out; there are others who have simply chosen not to breastfeed; and then there are those who desperately wanted to but it just didn’t happen. I wanted to take a moment to speak to this last group of people—the ones that wanted to but couldn’t—because I really feel for you right now. Read More

Laundry is Life

By | Home Life, Real life

Over the school holidays, I was looking at a picture advertising a colonial village experience. In the picture was a family doing the Laundry. You can picture it: a big tub, a washing board, a rope hanging behind where clothes are pinned. I found myself overwhelmed for my sisters from a past generation. It also put things in perspective. I mean, for me, laundry can be as simple as 1) moving dirty laundry from basket into washing machine; 2) move clothes from washing machine to dryer. Really not that hard, right?! Of course, there is sometimes more to it, but, all in all, it’s much easier these days, right? Read More