It is not easy being a parent.

It is also not easy being a kid.

Finding a way to co-exist happily on this journey is the reason behind me starting this blog.

Back in 2014, I was living in a new province with an almost two year old and wondering why I was still finding this whole parenting gig so difficult. Surely by now, as a stay at home mum, I should have a handle on the whole situation. I thought that I would be excelling at motherhood and loving every minute of it. Instead I still felt unsure of myself and questioned why I didn’t love the whole experience as much as I thought I would. I started writing as a way to get my thoughts out of my head so that I could process things a little easier. In doing so I connected with so many women from around the world who were wondering the same things as me. When would that sense of fulfillment hit? When would I feel complete? When would this get easier?

Five years and another kid later, I know now that it’s ok to want more from life than being a Mum. That it’s ok to not love motherhood each and every day. It’s ok to want time alone and time to pursue other interests. I have learnt that it’s ok to still be you and not just Mum.

You can follow my journey by reading my posts on both Pregnancy (which I am unlikely to write about again) and Parenting which is an ongoing labour of love and self realisation.

I hope you find some solace here and possibly a connection.