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Mum life and everything in between

Self talk and being kind to yourself

Tara Heaney

Self talk and being kind to yourself

It's that time of year where everything is ramping up- there's so many functions and break ups on, summer has well and truly hit and we are trying to get everything ready for holidays, christmas and the relentless festivities coming our way. But it can also be the the season of overwhelm. It's too hot to clean, no-one wants to turn the oven on and taking kids to the playground between 8am-330pm is just out of the question. So how do you get through the day? What do you do to help yourself cope for the very long days ahead?...


Rushing as a coping mechanism

Tara Heaney

Rushing as a coping mechanism

I realised during isolation that one of my biggest coping mechanisms for parenting is rushing. When I'm tired or the kids aren't listening, I start to rush. Rush around, getting everyone out the door. Even if we aren't late.While we were isolated we had nowhere to rush to. So I had to deal with my emotions another way. I had to face my feelings and articulate them to my kids. It was freeing realising I waste a lot of my life rushing.As our days fill up again, I've managed to maintain my mindset by putting a few daily morning rituals...


Motherhood is better with friends

Tara Heaney

Motherhood is better with friends

Motherhood is better with friends. It's that simple. It took me a while to realise that self care for me, was as much catching up with my nearest and dearest as it is face masks and long hot showers.The sense of relief you get when you decompress to a fellow mum and realise that it's not just you that struggles with motherhood is overwhelming. And that finding the littlest things hard is so normal.Social media allows us to put our best self out for the world to see and then we compare that to the other perfect profiles. All the...


Mum life and how the side gig was born

Tara Heaney

Mum life and how the side gig was born

When I had my second child my world changed drastically. The experience of pregnancy was much harder, my body had evolved and my baby was a very high needs baby. Oh, and it was a heat wave.My first pregnancy was neat and tidy; I coped well and I walked out of hospital at my prepregnancy weight. I had the easiest baby that just ate and slept for the first 4 months of his life. He continues to be an easy going champ now at 5.Second time round though, I had the honour of a screamer. All he wanted to do...