Author: Carly, Mom of Two Little Girls

Carly writes about life as a mom to two little girls, ages 5 and 3. She talks openly about my parenting highs and lows. She is committed to focusing on the reality of parenting. This is real life, it is not a rehearsal. She writes a little bit about everything related to parenting, including healthy eating, DIY, and ‘Day’s Out’ experiences they have as a family.

Bittersweet Milestones

As a mother, our job is to prepare our children for life without us. Although we know that this is our job, all the  bittersweet milestones we have to deal with, take a piece of our mama heart with them! As I sit and type this, I find myself reeling with the emotions I am […]

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Why Are We So Afraid of Letting Our Kids Get Bored?

This is the question a friend of mine asked me a few weeks ago, a question her father had asked of her. It got me thinking about the topic of keeping our children occupied and how we as parents seem to have become consumed with avoiding any situation where our kids might actually be bored. Why […]

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How To Cope With Anxiety As A Mother

Anxiety as a mother, is prevalent in our modern society. It’s a real thing. For many people, ‘being a mother’ and ‘anxiety’ seem to go hand in hand.  Two years ago I didn’t even know that anxiety was a recognised mental health condition. All I knew was that I hated the monster I turned into when […]

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I Am More Than Just A Mom

We’ve all heard the ranting that goes on when someone dares refer to any of us as ‘just a mom’ most of which has been said by ourselves. This is not that post. My eldest had a playdate yesterday with her bff and my youngest was devastated that she couldn’t go with too. Instead I […]

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Warning: Memories Fade

One of the biggest mom guilts I have is that the first four years of motherhood were so hard and such an emotional rollercoaster that I don’t remember everything I wish I could. That’s not exactly true. I remember the hard stuff. The tough days. The mistakes. The fights. The tears. The sleepless nights. The […]

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I Saw You Today….

… the mom just like me. I saw how when you entered the gym your two little girls were arguing, pushing and shoving each other. The elder one rushed through the turnstile and the younger one tried to follow, trying to emulate her sister, or retaliate, only to get smacked in the head by the […]

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Just a Moment

A minute. 60 seconds. A moment. As a wife and mother, my family expect me to be able to do a multitude of tasks whenever they need it done. I am not complaining, and I am not alone. There are millions of us. We are the consummate professionals at juggling life. We are expected to […]

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I’m Sorry Mom!

My mom had two girls, myself and my younger sister. I now have two girls, and as a mother there are certain things you have to put up with and it’s not until you are a mother yourself that you understand just how much your mother did for you, things that she could only possibly […]

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You Don’t Know, You’re Not a Parent!

by Carly, Mom of Two Little Girls When you are pregnant, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, every Tammy, Darcy and Harriet is going to pass on their ‘pearls of wisdom’, however unwanted they may be. I get it NOW. You’ve gone through this life changing experience and you just want […]

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