Motherhood

Rise and shine

Rise and shine

6am: Feed the one-year-old his cereal. His love of food is matched only by his love of new-found mobility. By the end of the meal he’s consumed about half the bowl. The rest covers his face from chin to hairline (“There’s Something about Mary” style) and is spread over various items of furniture in the lounge.

*Happy* new year

*Happy* new year

I quite like Australian comedian Tim Minchin’s take on happiness. His advice is, “Don’t seek happiness. Happiness is like an orgasm: if you think about it too much, it goes away. Keep busy and aim to make someone else happy, and you might find you get some as a side effect”.

Resolutions just go in one year and out the other

Resolutions just go in one year and out the other

The moral of the story is “just chill, you can’t do everything, you are not coconut oil”! In fact my mantra for this coming year is, “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything”

Running with a "mom-bod"

Running with a "mom-bod"

Starting to run after giving birth to two kids- although gratefully not at the same time, as my sister-in-law did with her twin boys- is a strange experience. It’s like finding yourself suddenly driving a very different vehicle.  You feel like saying, “There’s been a mix up, I didn’t order a station wagon, where can I upgrade to a sports model?”