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Motherhood has a certain way of making us feel like we're constantly late for life - ironically, kickstarted by a 'late period'. Apart from being late in the physical sense, there is also the feeling that any goals we may have set to accomplish prior to motherdom, automatically receive indefinite leave of absence. From that moment we took on responsibility of growing another human being from scratch, the rest of life seemingly took a proverbial back seat behind the setting sun. This can be a daunting realisation, but there are so many constructs in society that only compound this reality....

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I know this question is asked so many times, but "When is enough, ever really enough?" When you think about it, do you really believe that you can get enough of anything? The song that instantly comes to mind is, "Sometimes love just ain't enough". For the first time in life, I've come to realise that for some things, I really can't get enough of. I'm always craving more - more milestones, more personal goals, more job satisfaction, more from my career, more money, more dresses, more shoes for my boys, more, more, more!  Moreover, there is this one 'more'...

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  The other night, I was putting my boys to bed and we went through our regular routine: bedtime story time, bedtime prayers, bedtime song then bedtime sleepy time. When we were at sleepy time stage, I asked the bigger one, “Do you want kisses?” He said no. “Do you want cuddles?” He said no. “Then what do you want?” I asked. He said something like. “Bike”. I said, “What?” He repeated and said, “Bike” and lay there with excited expectation. Then it clicked and I said, “Do you want a bite?” He started giggling and said, “Yes mommy!” I...

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Have you ever taken a step back into your own life and looked around and asked: What am I really doing with my life? What have I really accomplished so far that will have lasting value when I'm gone? Where am I really going with this? I used to say that every day that is not spent living in my purpose is a completely lost day. The more that I live out life, the closer I'm getting to my deadline and the end my useful 'shelf life'. I don't mean that in a morbid way, but just to put perspective...

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The ugly side of anger. Sometimes I feel like I suffer alone with many things that I don't think anyone else can understand, appreciate or not misjudge me for. I feel like some things are better left unsaid or unwritten lest they cause more strife than relief. I remember reading how Maya Angelou never spoke for five years, after disclosing to her uncle who attacked her and her uncle then murdered him. She went instantly silent because in her mind she felt that her words had brought about his death. She never spoke again until the age of thirteen. My...

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