They Call Me Mummy http://theycallmemummy.com A Quest to Discover the Woman Within Mon, 21 Sep 2015 05:08:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://i2.wp.com/theycallmemummy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/FINAL-logo-square-54e058d4v1_site_icon.png?fit=32%2C32 They Call Me Mummy http://theycallmemummy.com 32 32 Kintsugi: a life-changing philosophy. http://theycallmemummy.com/kintsugi/ http://theycallmemummy.com/kintsugi/#comments Sun, 20 Sep 2015 22:04:51 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=4223 In the past month, both my husband and I turned forty. This milestone triggered a lot of navel-gazing on my part as I’ve tried to figure out what forty years on this planet means to me. Forty isn’t shiny and pretty. It’s not naive and perfectly laid out. It’s the beginning of wrinkles, the slowing... Read More

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This is what depression looks like. http://theycallmemummy.com/depression/ http://theycallmemummy.com/depression/#comments Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:29:24 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=4183 You may be wondering where I’ve been since my last post. The honest answer is that I have spent the best part of the year wondering the same thing. I was lost. Every time I sat down to write, I simply froze. I had nothing. I felt nothing. It scared me. I’m writing today because... Read More

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Dr Drew Agrees, Fifty Shades Of Grey is Abuse http://theycallmemummy.com/fifty-shades-abuse-dr-drew/ http://theycallmemummy.com/fifty-shades-abuse-dr-drew/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 06:36:20 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=4103 Last week, I posted a Letter to My Children About Fifty Shades of Grey. Within hours it went viral – I’m talking millions of views and comments and shares – and BOY did people have strong views. Yesterday, I was contacted by a CNN Headline News producer and asked to appear, via Skype call, on... Read More

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A Letter to my Children About Fifty Shades of Grey http://theycallmemummy.com/fifty-shades-of-grey/ http://theycallmemummy.com/fifty-shades-of-grey/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 03:13:07 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=4084   My precious children, Tonight, I succumbed to peer pressure (exactly what I caution you NEVER to do) and went with a bunch of girlfriends to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I ignored the little voice in my head that implored me to just say “no!” because, after all, it’s just a silly movie, right? Well,... Read More

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The Little Swimmer Who Could http://theycallmemummy.com/little-swimmer/ http://theycallmemummy.com/little-swimmer/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:55:09 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=4069 This year, Miss M left her small community-based Primary School and began her High School career at a school four times the size. As she disappeared into an intimidating sea of girls on the first day, I marvelled at how very small she still is and how confidently she joined the student body. Today, just... Read More

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Defective Dance Mom Syndrome http://theycallmemummy.com/defective-dance-mom-syndrome/ http://theycallmemummy.com/defective-dance-mom-syndrome/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:57:04 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=4054 An Open Letter Dear everyone, Just for this week, if I forget your birthday/our coffee date/my under or outerwear, please know you were warned in advance that I am suffering from Defective Dance Mom Syndrome. To add insult to injury, this seasonal affliction often triggers acute Organisational Deficit Disorder which perfectly explains my current state of mental... Read More

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Flop-proof Cinnamon Scrolls http://theycallmemummy.com/cinnamon-scroll-recipe/ http://theycallmemummy.com/cinnamon-scroll-recipe/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:13:08 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=4035 Yesterday, after picking up the kids from school and dropping the bigger kids off at their extra-curricular activities, Baby G and I found ourselves at home with time to bake. She wanted to bake cupcakes “all by myself” so I decided to try a grown-up recipe all by myself, too. In case you need the... Read More

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Raising a Mighty Girl http://theycallmemummy.com/mighty-girl/ http://theycallmemummy.com/mighty-girl/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 07:16:25 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=4018 A few weeks ago, Baby G came to me with a proud grin on her face and presented me with a piece of paper. She informed me that she was writing a chapter book and that this was her first chapter. Relishing this stage in her life, where the joy of reading and writing is... Read More

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The Most Important Lesson I’ve Taught My Kids http://theycallmemummy.com/magic/ http://theycallmemummy.com/magic/#comments Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:31:14 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=3995 I am an unashamedly passionate fan of the Tooth Fairy, the Dummy Fairy (or Pacifier Fairy, if you prefer) and every other fairy that needs to visit my home. By extension, this makes me someone who has no issue with copious amounts of glitter sprinkled around my house. Yes, it gets in the carpets and... Read More

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Grief, a Continent Away http://theycallmemummy.com/grief-a-continent-away/ http://theycallmemummy.com/grief-a-continent-away/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:50:41 +0000 http://theycallmemummy.com/?p=3990 Without connection, what are we? This week, very suddenly, my family lost a very beloved family member. When I think about my My Auntie Viv, I remember a woman with a wicked sense of humour, hilarious conversations in Donald Duck voice and above all, a sense that I was loved in return. A continent away,... Read More

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