Melanie's Musings

Life on the Other Side experiment – Here’s what I learnt

Ten days ago I hit my limit. I didn’t have any cares left. I was worn out, stressed and so tired of caring so much....about everything. I was exhausting myself caring too much about every little thing, and giving too much of my time and energy to caring for my family. So, I decided to… Continue reading Life on the Other Side experiment – Here’s what I learnt

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Life on the Other Side experiment – Day 3

I didn’t post this yesterday because….well, I didn’t care too! I had a nice, chilled Sunday. Only FM#4 and FM#1 were home, and even though FM#1 was feeling pretty miserable, I made a point of keeping the phone date I had booked in. I bought myself a takeaway cuppa and sat by the river. It… Continue reading Life on the Other Side experiment – Day 3

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Life on the Other Side experiment – Day 2

I woke up this morning with a nasty hormonal headache (you know those ones that hang around, just painful enough to be uncomfortable?) and had to skip my weekly Saturday morning yoga. FM#1 was also feeling quite hormonal and uncomfortable this morning, and was very needy & irritable. I just friggin love it when we… Continue reading Life on the Other Side experiment – Day 2

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Life on the Other Side experiment – Day 1

I put a load of washing on this morning. I didn’t ask anyone if they had any dirty clothes stashed under their beds/in their cupboards. Life on the other side: if it’s not in the basket it’s not getting washed! That wasn’t so hard. I decided to do a quick vacuum around the laundry downstairs,… Continue reading Life on the Other Side experiment – Day 1

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Life on the Other Side: A stressed, worn-out mum’s experiment in not caring

Have you ever gotten to the point of just not caring anymore? You just can’t find a shit to give and you can’t be bothered searching for one anymore? I think I’m there. Not like in a depressed, life sucks, I give up kind of way. Just in the why should I bother way. I… Continue reading Life on the Other Side: A stressed, worn-out mum’s experiment in not caring

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Get a Jump-start on Your New Year’s Resolution(s)

Ok, so you've made it through Christmas. You've caught up with all of the rellies, ate and drank way too much, beat your backyard cricket highest run score from last year, and you've been eating Christmas leftovers for 3 or 4 days now. And now you can see past the "I'll worry about that after… Continue reading Get a Jump-start on Your New Year’s Resolution(s)

Melanie's Musings, Tips & Tricks

‘Tis the Season (6 tips to get you through it)

Yes, it's that time again - the time to be jolly and merry, happy and joyous! I love Christmas, I really do. I love the decorations, the carols, the lights, heck, even the crowds! Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas can also be the most stressful, and exhausting time of… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season (6 tips to get you through it)