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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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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 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 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 – 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