Mothers have it hard. I believe in a conspiracy theory that we are all injected, at the moment of birth, with something that stops us shouting from the rooftops about just how difficult it is raising children. A friend once told me that being a mother was like climbing Machu Pichu, in blistering heat, with no water, and no break. Gruelling, devastating, intolerable, but when you see the view at the top it is completely worth it!. I think Just Another Muther would agree, as she struggled through the Easter break. More than a Mum claims we make it harder on ourselves in her post on women and guilt; apparently men just don’t beat themselves up the same way we do.
One thing that seems universally agreed upon is the need to talk about our concerns and stresses. At Shaking away the Cobwebs Morgan has finally opened up about some difficult secrets in her life, and come out the other side feeling stronger than she did before. Sometimes, like Growing Little People, you just need to be alone, have some of the personal space that is so lacking as a parent of a small child. Time to control the TV remote, or get lost in the fantasy of a good book, as recommended by I Eat Books and Babies.
I think the solution to stress lies in simple comfort food, Coco and Fig style, easy to make, easy on the waistline, and what was it the CupaSoup advert used to say? A hug in a bowl? And if that’s too virtuous for you, you could always resort to Crummy Mummy’s chocolate diet – good for the boobs apparently! According to Kiddy Charts, if you’re a working Mum chocolate should be in your business plan! *starts stocking up.*
Certainly I would have been needing the chocolate (not to mention the wine) if I had been subjected to Hello Wall’s particular conundrum this week – she has rats in the wall! Not something I would want to say hello to on an empty stomach! Luckily one of my all-time favourite cookery bloggers came to the rescue of my rat-anxiety with some suggestions for Hangover puddings. If you haven’t found Letters to Nigel Slater yet, pay a visit today – delicious and amusing, just don’t go there with an empty stomach!
Finally I want to congratulate From Fun to Mum, who has made it to 6 months of blogging. I’m sure she’s not immune to the stresses of being a mother, but she has found solace in her lovely blog and is thankful for all the friends she has made along the way. And a last point; make friends and be kind to them on your blogging journey – you never know when you might need them!
See you next month……!
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