Lately I've taken some time out from this space... time that has been an absolute necessity for both my heart and my health. Throughout the year, I've prided myself on managing this mothering-working-blogging juggle, not to mention all of life's other incidentals thrown in along the way, but for the past few weeks I've been struggling to keep all balls aloft.

It's that time of the year where sickness is endless and unshakable. Where parent-teacher meetings run late into the evening meaning home time is well after dark. Where emerging molars require frequent night time snuggles and then toothpicks to make it through the next day.

Text messages from friends go unanswered, meals are cooked based on convenience over nutritional value and household items are hidden in bizarre places during speedy preparations for real estate valuations. RSVPs to upcoming birthday parties are weeks late, the comment sections of favourite blog reads lack my thoughts and an insurmountable washing pile is forming in our tiny laundry.

Uninspired and oh so weary, the time came for a mini disconnect. Although difficult for this self-confessed perfectionist, sometimes I need to be okay with the fact that I just can't do it all.

And my idea of pure perfection right now?      

... a blissful, uninterrupted early night!

What's yours?


  1. Anna your post took the words right out of my mouth! I've come to the conclusion that I need to be kind to myself and kind to my girl and that means slowing down on a few fronts. I'm putting my super woman persona aside and just enjoying moments. Be kind to yourself lovely lady. I hope Sage's teething settles soon and you are granted a restful night :)

    Sophie xo

  2. Be kind to yourself! I can totally relate by the way...as a full time school teacher I know all too well what it's like to have long full days. I'm up to my neck in report writing right now...so not much blogging is happening at all. Your readers will be here when life settles down again x

  3. I think there is nothing as humbling as being a busy mom. I used to think that I could...and should...do it all. Now I am happy with doing what I can do.
    Enjoy your time away...I hope it is restful.

  4. Go gently lovely Anna. Now is a time for nourishing you and yours with slow, simple days. Your words are so very beautiful and we will be here to read them when this tide turns. Your baby will be grown in the blink of an eye so drink it all in. Wishing you gentle days and long, deep sleeps lovely lady. :) xx

  5. Like the above comments, take care. Surrender the perfectionist and embrace inperfect. That's what I remind myself everyday. I'm here for you! I feel the same as you especially since returning to work.
    Your beautiful. Your amazing and your perfectly you. Xx

  6. It's definitely that time of year Anna! Whatever small things you can do to recharge your batteries a bit is the best thing, no doubt! I also find it difficult to let go of the idea that I can't do everything I want to do as well - I'm not sure what the answer is, sometimes it's easier to do than others, but I'm thinking that you just have to roll with the tide and let it carry you to where you need to be. Life's too short to make ourselves anxious about what we can't cram into each day! (Mind you - it's easy to say that on a public holiday - I might sound very very different by the end of the week!)

  7. I am nodding my head in absolute agreement, friend. Hoping you find that rest and a renewed love for this space once you look after you and your little family xo


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