• Taking Stock,  Uncategorized

    Taking Stock: August 2020

    I gotta say: 2020 is really giving me a sustained dose of writer’s block. Usually when I have writer’s block, I take a break and get out and about. I change something. I “get a life” as they say. At the moment I only write for fun, but I like to keep the writer in me alive. This year has been a year for listening more (to important information regarding Covid-19 or so I can learn more about important social issues). It has been about social distancing and about very personal growth (stuff not for the blog at this point). I have watched my 8 year old maturing before my…

  • Friday Feels,  Inspiration,  just some thoughts,  marriage,  Parenting,  Uncategorized,  Useful Stuff

    Surviving self isolation: circuit breakers.

    I have tried to resist doing an ‘advice’ style blog post on getting through these ‘iso’ days because I feel like there’s a lot of this shit out there. But I just wanted to share something that has not just helped in the pre-isolation days (BC – Before Coronavirus) but is now helping me/my family a bit during these trying times! By no means am I saying it will fix everything, make you feel 100% better or suddenly transform your family home into a perfect oasis (ha!) but it’s something that I often have to remind myself to try when I’m feeling bogged down or frustrated or stressed by everything…

  • Uncategorized,  Weekly Wrap Up

    2020: Week 2

    This week’s biggest themes were my lack of sleep, the Little Miss really showing me how Terrible her Almost Twos were and a lot of swimming! 8 January – Wednesday This morning I thought I would earn some good mum points. I took the kids to the library. I envisioned myself sitting with the Little Miss, reading her a lovely little book from the baby section while the Little Mister borrowed some books to take home and devour (seems he takes after his mum when it comes to reading – before I became a mum that is haha). I figured he’d be stoked and feel independent and I’d be doing…

  • Little Mister,  Uncategorized,  updates,  Weekly Wrap Up

    2020: Week 1.

    Hey there! It’s 2020 and I love it. I love how it looks and how fun it is to say. I’m excited that it’s a new year full of new goals and possibilities (and no doubt surprises and curve balls that we could never fully anticipate). Last year I set the intention of documenting the year with a weekly update. It was supposed to be a great record for me to look back on and a way of sharing my life in a chatty, diary like kind of way. A wrap up of what I’d been up to. The good, the bad, the ugly. The thing is, a chunk of…

  • just some thoughts

    I can’t get no sleep.

    Yeah, yeah. It’s a double negative, but you know what I mean. Also, it’s a song lyric by Faithless. Remember that one? As I type this, I am hoping that tonight will be the night I remember how to sleep well. It’s been a while. And I know why. It’s been the perfect storm of everything. Often I’ll fall asleep exhausted and then wake up a couple of short hours later and just never get back to my slumbering. Or I’ll spend hours and hours trying to get sleepy at all, only to doze off way too late to rack up some decent hours. It’s been truly frustrating. I’ve tried…

  • Happy List,  Uncategorized

    The Happy List #55

    Only a few days ago, I was having a real pity party for myself. My family and myself had just seen the light at the end of a long metaphorical tunnel with a particular situation and just when I was ready to relax a bit and celebrate almost finishing the school year, we were struck down with a couple of viruses that have been doing the rounds. BOO. Such an anticlimax. And right when the silly season fun was starting up. I missed Thanksgiving celebrations with close friends, plus a long awaited girls’ dinner. This being after a long period of a lack of social life due to constant bad…

  • Taking Stock,  Uncategorized

    Taking Stock: November 2019

    How’s your 2019 been, babes? I’ve been reflecting on mine and the only thing that comes to mind is WTF most of the time! Nothing about this year has gone how I could have possibly imagined. Some of those things have been good/joyful and some of those things have been painful and utterly confusing – my faith in people has been constantly challenged and then restored and challenged again! Throughout all of this, I have learned a hell of a lot about myself, about life and about the depth of my empathy for others. Growth has been painful but god damn I just keep on getting stronger! I feel like…

  • Inspiration,  just some thoughts,  Uncategorized

    (Re)Learning to live my truth.

    Lately, a few things have been prompting me to think about living more authentically. Moving about in this world in a way that is good for my soul (and hopefully for those around me). Not hiding away fantastic, vibrant, maybe a little sassy (but ultimately fun and harmless), or even darker parts of me that I’m afraid some people will not like. I am a people pleaser from way back. I’ve always had this thing about craving the approval of others. I get anxious at the thought of someone judging me or treating me differently/worse because I didn’t please them first (and usually the people I’m anxious about do not…

  • health,  Kez Gets Physical,  Uncategorized

    Kez Gets Physical 2019: Week 8.

    I can’t believe we’re coming into the home stretch of me recording my efforts to live healthier than when I started this thing. (for more details on what the eff I’m doing click here) Week 8 was hard, but it was really interesting and a reminder to me about why self care (physically and mentally) is so important. Here are some notable things about week 8… In total so far, I’ve lost 2.7kg I am honestly OK with the fact that it’s not a huge amount on the scales. Could I have worked harder? Yes. But in the big scheme of things, I also gained some muscle. I have some…

  • health,  Kez Gets Physical

    Kez Gets Physical 2019: Week 5

    To find out more about what I’m doing, why I’m doing it and what my goals are, click here! This week was a bit of a plateau week. I think I lost a little of my resolve to eat cleaner and I also didn’t get as much exercise in as I have the past couple of weeks. I am being kind to myself about it, though. I think it’s when we beat ourselves up and tell ourselves we’ve failed that we are more likely to give up. Here are some notable things about my week: I hovered around the 2kg weight loss total I didn’t really lose more weight this…