What happens when we put too much pressure on mothers?
Once after having 1 child I asked my dad how on earth my nanna did it with 11?
My dad responded that she wasn't given half the pressures I was.
She didn't have to go to the bank, the supermarket everyday, she wasn't expected to look a million bucks straight after birth and she never put pressure on her kids to have reached all of their miles stones by the age of 3 weeks, have the house clean and own a thermomix..
She just hung out with her kids and enjoyed them.
So how do we do it, with all of the pressure we are put under?
Well a lot of us don't actually enjoy our kids, we are only half present for them all of the time due to the constant pressure to have everything perfect.
To go to the gym, answer that email, pay that bill, cook that organic kale, blend it, get it into a patty so no one knows it's kale, get to the doctors.... The washing! Petrol in the car.... colour your god dam greys! Make the kids lunches cos if you order them again you will be JUDGED!
Meanwhile we are losing the time to be present the with our children, half listening to them, preoccupied, nodding along while our brains are thinking "fuck now Video Easy is taking legal action on that $12 fine"
Yesterday in a seminar we did an experiment, we partnered up and told a story, half way through the story our partners were ordered to stop listening. They looked away, yawned, preoccupied their minds, replied to an email while we were telling them something we believed interesting.
And guess how it made me feel? Boring, embarrassed for not being able to interest anyone, unworthy and insignificant.
Is that what this busy life is making my kids feel?
Today I woke up with a desire to take a deep breath and let it all go, I don't really care about the new blinds I had ordered or making the house decent so that my mates don't think I've lost the plot.
But I really care about my time with my kids and how they feel about themselves.
And I'm not going to let outside pressures and "Super mum" ideals take that away from me. 👊🏽👑
BREAKING: Turnbull and Hanson win big as ruling slashes people’s weekend pay.
A commission has ruled in favour of the Coalition and One Nation’s push to deal Australia’s lowest paid workers a devastating blow.
Across Australia, 700,000+ people working in retail and hospitality rely on their weekend pay to put dinner on the table. But now, many of them will be struggling to make ends meet – all because this ruthless government wants to keep their big business mates smiling.
Our people-powered movement stands in solidarity with Australia’s retail and hospitality workers. And we will back you in your coming fight every step of the way.
I'm disgusted with the decision of the Fair Work Commission to cut penalty rates. I know what it's like to rely on penalty rates to keep a roof over your head and pay your bills. The FWC said in its decision that this will create hardship - why would we allow the creation of more hardship for working people? Today is the day to join your union and get involved in fighting for your pay and conditions at work. Please like and share if you support penalty rates.
Welcome to The RED HEART Campaign's memorial to women and children who have lost their lives to violence in Australia. We have chosen to give no start or end date for this ongoing collection of photographs. This gallery exists to honour and remember those who deserved to live long and happy lives full of peace, love and laughter, but were never given the chance. We have chosen Banksy's Girl With A Balloon to commemorate those women and children for whom we do not have photographs or cannot picture for cultural reasons. If you have photos and/or the details of women or children lost to domestic violence, family violence, sexual violence or any other form of violence to add to this memorial, please PM The RED HEART Campaign Facebook page. While The RED HEART Campaign's founder Sherele Moody is responsible for the research that makes this project possible, we also acknowledge the efforts of Destroy the Joint's Counting Dead Women Australia project.
Today, William’s Official Facebook page reached an amazing 90,000 Page Likes. Every post, every message is Liked and Shared by thousands of people touched by William’s tragic disappearance. Every week we see hundreds of heartfelt messages from men, women and young people; caring Australians and many from around the globe who send their love, hope and support to William and his family. Because of you, every week William’s page reaches around 1Million people reminding the world that William is still missing, that he is still missed, that he is still loved… There are so very many wonderful people who’ve helped us reach this milestone including people who established Facebook pages when William first went missing and who now consistently share our posts on their pages. Please know that we couldn’t have achieved this level and breadth of reach without you all and without the incredible support of Australia’s media. Our heartfelt thanks to “Let’s Find Little William Tyrrell”, “William Tyrrell - where are you?”, ”William Tyrrell #givehimback”, “Bring Little Spiderman William Tyrrell Home”, “Please help find William Tyrell” and the many individuals who care so much.. The love you each display for William and his family is immeasurable and means the world to all of us. Our heartfelt thanks to you all...X If you know anything of William's disappearance, call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. #OneMillionReasons, #BringHimHome, #BringWilliamHome, #MakeTheCall, #WheresWilliam, #NowsTheTime
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BREAKING: Sunday & public holiday penalty rates have been cut for people working in retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacies. The Greens will move to stop today's cuts & protect penalty rates from any future cuts. Sign the petition to save penalty rates -- http://adambandt.com/savetheweekend.