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The (hopeful) end of the angry mum

The (hopeful) end of the angry mum

I was an angry mum for way too long. It actually felt like my set-point was angry mum - I was just constantly angry and the little respites of not being angry started to get further and further apart. I regularly yelled and felt justified in the yelling. I felt...

Can you actually choose happy? (Some thoughts and a printable for you)

Can you actually choose happy? (Some thoughts and a printable for you)

This is something I have been thinking about for a really long time, why am I such a crank right now? I try to choose happy, but about ten minutes later I'm swearing about the laundry basket or getting frustrated about the fact that I have to microwave my tea AGAIN....

Fake smiles, not orgasms (and other secrets to happiness)

Fake smiles, not orgasms (and other secrets to happiness)

The most popular response to the question posted on Quora “What advice would a 70 or 80-year-old person give about the way the life should be lived?”, was a simple one.  Dan Maloney, a 70+-year-old man shared the secret to happiness. Act happy. “I thought in many...

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My daughter is self harming and I’m so guilty and frightened

My daughter is self harming and I’m so guilty and frightened

Do you feel guilty all the time about the way you have raised your children? I have always felt so guilty from day one: I didn't give my kids enough of my time and I escaped to work as soon as I could, because mothering was so hard. Now my daughter is self harming,...

Fresh and healthy san choy bow recipe

Fresh and healthy san choy bow recipe

Before we head into my most delicious and healthy san choy bow recipe, a possibly irrelevant story: I have an intense NEED to keep a well stocked pantry. If I don’t have what I feel is sufficient dry goods, I feel like we’re running low and it makes me feel...

To raise well-adjusted kids, two words are all you need

To raise well-adjusted kids, two words are all you need

Forgive me the clicky headline, but this is important. I'll confess upfront that two words are probably not all you need to raise well-adjusted kids. You also need bucket loads of patience and a Teflon-like ego. Even well-adjusted kids are a handful. However, there...

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