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Here we go again.... parenthood

Maybe this time I'll have some clue what I am doing.

So here we go again.....

I remember both times during the birth of my children saying (ok...yelling) "I am NEVER doing this again". Isn't it wonderful how your brain gifts you a fuzziness and memory loss surrounding the birth. I suspect the human race would be in trouble if we remembered vividly.
So here I am going back for a third. Crazy? Possibly. I love and hate the chaos and the exhaustion in equal measure. Perhaps this time around I'll have some clue as to what I'm doing. And if not, well that's ok, the other two have survived so far so I must be doing Ok.

 

Parenthood. It is a melting pot of complete contradictions. The hardest and the easiest thing I'll ever do. The most exhausted I've ever be, yet the most motivated. The most uplifting and the most suffocating. The most frustrating yet the most rewarding. Loving my children is the most natural thing and yet at times parenting feels so unnatural. This time in my life is the busiest I've ever been, but I'm the most sure of what I want. I feel overwhelmed, yet have such clarity. I feel over-touched and over talked-at. Yet after a day apart I crave their little arms around me, crave the sound of their voice. Parenting- It's crap and it's wonderful all at the same time.

 

In the corners of all of the mayhem, and sleepless nights there are moments of joy, clarity and purpose. And these moments sit so gently and beautifully next to my self-doubt that I know Its worthwhile.

 

Parenting is at least 70% mundane, messy monotonous crap, mixed with pockets of laughter, connection and meaning. Don't go into it expecting bliss. But recognising and allowing the crappy moments, reflecting without judgement on where you are right now, and not fearing any of it. Not aiming for perfection but instead: realness in each day. That will get you through. That, and good friends with coffee and a non-judgemental ear.

 

Keep an eye out for my upcoming online seminars with ROAR educate. It's a helpful online resource that allows you to access my talks, and little gems of wisdom 💎.

Lisa xx

So here we go again.....

I remember both times during the birth of my children saying (ok...yelling) "I am NEVER doing this again". Isn't it wonderful how your brain gifts you a fuzziness and memory loss surrounding the birth. I suspect the human race would be in trouble if we remembered vividly.
So here I am going back for a third. Crazy? Possibly. I love and hate the chaos and the exhaustion in equal measure. Perhaps this time around I'll have some clue as to what I'm doing. And if not, well that's ok, the other two have survived so far so I must be doing Ok.

Parenthood. It is a melting pot of complete contradictions. The hardest and the easiest thing I'll ever do. The most exhausted I've ever be, yet the most motivated. The most uplifting and the most suffocating. The most frustrating yet the most rewarding. Loving my children is the most natural thing and yet at times parenting feels so unnatural. This time in my life is the busiest I've ever been, but I'm the most sure of what I want. I feel overwhelmed, yet have such clarity. I feel over-touched and over talked-at. Yet after a day apart I crave their little arms around me, crave the sound of their voice. Parenting- It's crap and it's wonderful all at the same time.

In the corners of all of the mayhem, and sleepless nights there are moments of joy, clarity and purpose. And these moments sit so gently and beautifully next to my self-doubt that I know Its worthwhile.

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