some days


nothing goes right. i struggle with the every day. my children don't listen to a word i say. i chase my tail. my cups of tea get cold. the mail man delivers nothing but bills. everyone in the neighbourhood cuts their grass at the same time. my name is being called way too much. i miss chatting to my friends with out having to run from little distractions. i lose faith in myself.

but today

i am working on believing more in me. & the feeling that i can do it. i can be a better mum. wife. daughter. sister & friend.

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  1. Oh ditto to that!!! I think you would struggle to find a mother who hasn't had a day... or even week of feeling like this!!! I guess the silver lining to a day like that is the realization that it can only go up. Happy international women's day xx

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    1. Thank you Brenda xx yes it is turning into a week long roller coaster ride! but I am going to make sure the weekend is full of happy days & love for all!

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  2. Maybe you don't need to be better? Just accept that you're 'normal' and everyone else has days like that too. I know I damn well do, and I don't even have kids! Onwards and upwards....

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    1. yes onwards & upwards!! oh I know it is normal but I still need to work on being better at how I think & do & act! xx

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  3. No truer words Sarah - all of them!

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  4. Just what the doctor ordered! Thank you Sarah!

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  5. Yep - just had me one of those days.
    Thank you.
    :-) x

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  6. ahh I love this sarah. I think this rings true for women in general - but mamas all over. we are women first, and mothers second, but motherhood absolutely takes poll position. and we all lose ourselves sometimes in the demands of the every day, raising our little {or big} families. its refreshing to hear other mamas talk about these struggles too, sometimes its easily forgotten that everyone has crappy days. not to revel in their tiny failures {kids gone nuts, didn't get all the washing done, kitchen just as messy at the end of the day as the start, beds not made..} but it kinda serves as a big group hug, and a cuppa (even if it's cold) to pick yourself up and move on to tomorrow. thankyou for your honesty x oh - and I LOVE that image!

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    1. yes Tahnee it is so hard when we lose ourselves {happens to me a lot} but today is a new day & group hugs with cups of tea sounds perfect xx

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  7. Oh Sar, hope you're feeling better today! I must say if it's any consolation you are definitely on my list of 'most admired and inspiring mums'! You truely do an amazing job with your girls and with your hubby all the while showing true love and compassion! Even if you don't hear it often, your work is truely appreciated- you can tell just by the happy looks and free spirited nature of your girls! Enjoy your weekend, and I'll be down for hugs and tea sometime soon xxxxx

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  8. Oh, I know exactly how you feel :) A big cheers to believing more in ourselves & being kind to ourselves when we're having one of 'those' days :) xx

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  9. I think we all have days like that. I have come to the conclusion after mothering for 27 1/2 years (and still counting!!), that this is a huge part of being a mother. I can't promise it will get easier because it doesn't... I believe it gets harder BUT it's important to remember that we are not alone in feeling this way. AND essential to look for ways to believe in ourselves, remind ourselves that we don't have to be perfect and strive to do the best we can because we can only do OUR best... and imperitive to look after ourselves as much as we look after those we love :)

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  10. With the sound of what seriously seems like the entire neighbourhood's ride on mowers droning in my ears, I can totally relate.

    It's time for a cup of the delicious champagne and strawberry tea my lovely Mum gifted me and to take a long, calm breath....afterwards a walk with Captain V and Luke inhaling deeply that fresh cut grass smell..there has to be a silver lining for all that noise right?

    Happy week ahead my friend I hope it's a goodie.

    Fx

    PS: Thank you for joining in with this first "POTM' Club by the beach, I was delighted to see your beautiful image tile in the lineup.

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  11. Visiting via POTMC - wow, you are one photographically talented mama! Have a lovely day, Laura

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  12. I had a 'some day' today and it has me reeling. Tomorrow I will do better. x

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