Mothers Day (Australia)

First, for my overseas readers. DO NOT FREAK OUT! It is only Mothers’ Day in Australia at the moment…Do not worry!

I am getting to spend the day with my Mum, Aunt and Gran seeing the newest exhibition and I am so excited about it!

Art Gallery of South Australia – Colours of Impressionism

Mother’s Day

It was Mother’s Day in the UK over the weekend and while it is no longer Mother’s Day (and I am having trouble figuring out how to use my calendar) This video I love watching it on any day that a country that is celebrating Mother’s Day…And those days they don’t! Good way to get over the hump on hump day as well…

Uploaded by: BaratsAndBereta

Uploaded on 19 Apr 2006

Inbetween

Child or Childless…Or are you an “InBetweener”?

I am an “InBetweener”…I can see myself having children one day, but neither am I obsessing about it either. I have my Furbabies and one day will have the ‘hooman babies’ too…Maybe…

This is where my random thought lies.

One of the issues that I have being an inbetweener, you are neither accepted by the “having children” group and neither are you accepted by the “choosing not have children” group either…You are alone in an ever expanding abysmal abyss.

My main issue apart from consistently feeling unwanted is what if I can’t have children, do I get excluded forever? Not having children means currently that people think my time is not valuable, that I can just drop everything at the last moment for their children, without even being asked if I am actually able to come…And to me, there’s no respect in that. When I choose not drop everything somehow I end up being the “worst person ever”…As I was called once when I decided to go to my friends birthday, which I had been asked to come to weeks beforehand, over not going to my cousins kids 7th birthday, which I had only been told about the night before.

I do mean “told”…and not… “asked” if I can come…It is amazing an amount of difference between those two words.

At the same time, I am also constantly left out of conversations by my friends who choose not have children. Take the past Mothers Day here in Australia…One of my best friends decided to tag every single girlfriend of ours, who are not having children and not me in a post about being furbaby mama…I am one too…So why leave me out as well? I found it extremely hurtful.

So I made a post about wishing every type of Mother out there a Happy Mothers Day. That’ll show them!

Mother Day (Australia)

Here in the land Down Under it’s our turn to celebrate Mothers Day, so because we celebrate a day earlier, to my overseas friends, please do not panic or worry. It’s just Australia’s turn to celebrate it today…Unless of course you have a Mother overseas, in which case, you should totally give her a call today.

Did you know?: The first “modern” Mothers day was celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church. Her campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.

Happy Mothers Day to ALL Mothers, Grans, Aunties, ones that are gone and not forgotten, new mama’s, furbaby mama’s, all the wild mama’s, adoptive mama’s, stepmama’s, stepfurbaby mama’s…Like me!lol … All the Mama’s

How hard is it being a wife and mom?

I love Jada Pinkett Smith, I think she is such a powerful and unique individual and I have a lot of “mummy friends” and one of them posted them this video. Although I do not have children myself this is how I imagined being a mother would be like. The challenges, constantly trying to find the balance but also the rewards that come with being a mother.

Mama Preached!

Oh my goodness, normally my Mother pays me out non-stop whenever I buy a dress. Mainly because I buy these gorgeous dresses and then never wear them out. Nearly, at least every third night, I do some online retail window shopping. This night I’ve been looking and showing my mum these gorgeous dresses and outfits….Do you know what my Mum said “Well maybe gorgeous dresses and playsuits, should be your style”.

So pretty much since my Mother gave me her blessing I’ve already bought two!lol

Do you have a “style”? What would you call your style?

I’m going to see if this just wearing gorgeous dresses whenever I go out anywhere, works out for me!

Happy Mother’s Day!!! (In Australia)

Happy Mothers Day! I’m not sure if that it’s Mothers Day all over the world, but here in the land Down Under we are celebrating Mothers’ Day today.

So I say Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Mothers out there! All the Mums in whatever shape or form that they come in, I hope that you all have a great day! Whether you are a mother by birth, adoptive mothers, step mums, grandma’s, Aunties and all the mums out there (Fur-baby mama’s included). This includes the Mum’s that may not be with us any-more and are watching over us.

Some of us are lucky enough to have a great relationship with our Mothers, when I was younger I had one of those stormy relationships with my Mum. As the years have gone by though I am very happy to say that we have become closer and can honestly say that we are now really good friends as well as being Mother and daughter (I think that she would find the below video really funny too!)

Uploaded by: Advertisingspace

Published on 15 Sep 2013

Funny Amazon Mother’s Day Commercial “50 shades of grey”- Advertisingspace

  • Category Comedy

  • Licence Standard YouTube Licence

 

30 Days of Gratitude…Days 1 – 7

Day 1: New Hope  – Today was a weird day as originally I had a full day and night full of things to do and then over the last couple of weeks there became rapidly less to do, till finally all I had left to do was to attend a wedding ceremony which was only lasting an hour. Watching this lovely young couple made me realise how much I want to get married with the right person at the right time.

Then it occurred to me that I am not bitter towards my ex, or indeed any ex or any past relationship. “It is better to have a broken heart, than no heart at all” as my favourite Doctor in the whole wide world says. It was then that it occurred to me that I am so grateful to have heart that has gone through so much and yet it is so full of love. Whereas I have seen so many that turn bitter and cold and you can see how it is destroying their lives. I am grateful for my heart.

Day 2: My Mum – I know this sounds like a really sappy one, but it’s the truth! I have a great Mum! I realised this as she was picking me up from a far away place so I didn’t have to taxi back. I have decided to surprise her and take my Learners as a special Christmas present to her (I have to pass obviously). So it’s going to be a secret until I’ve passed. It may not seem like much to a lot of people, but I know how much it’ll mean to my Mum =D I’m hoping to have passed it by the end of this month, so I can show her right at the beginning of December. I am grateful that I have such a caring mother.

Day 3: A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met – I haven’t written friends or best friends because sometimes it can be people who we don’t know very well that can surprise us the most. Take today for example, I had a unexpected break down in feeling like a failure because I don’t feel like I am progressing through this year as I would have liked. I expected by the end of this year that I was going to have my dream job and my dream man. I have come SO close to having both and lost both through no fault of my own. Today though I had a bit of a break down on Facebook and I received this message from someone who I added but haven’t spoke too, and they sent me a private message about how they were shocked with how much I thought that I was failing. They let me know that it was sad to read because I send such a positive message on Facebook and they had no idea how badly I had been feeling. We had a good chat and I was so grateful that someone reached out when I needed a good chat the most.

Day 4: Volunteer Work – I am just grateful for the volunteer work that I’ve been allowed to do. My co-workers believe in me so much that they keep giving me different tasks to do and it makes my Library skills so much stronger. I wonder how much responsibility would they give me, if I was just a casual worker? I love where I volunteer and I am grateful to my co-workers to inspire me and remind of the hard work I put in, especially when I’ve given up on myself. When I feel like I am getting nowhere in my work, this reminds me of how much better I’m becoming.

Day 5: The Laughs – So I am having a really hard time with a project, it just never seems to end and in the middle of “about to blow my own mind up” a friend sent me a picture that made me laugh really loudly (in a cafe =S) I am so grateful for friends that don’t just ignore when I say “I’m about to explode” and they ignore…They actually try to make me laugh. Sometimes all I need is that 5 minutes of pure laughter. I am also doubly grateful that over this entire last year I have found those friends..SO much gratefulness!

Day 6: My ex – What a weird concept to be grateful for an ex! My first love (we’ll name him Reno) and I were together for about 3 years, the break up wasn’t really messy between us. However, there was a girl who created a lot of problems and it ended up badly. After a few years though we reconnected and now he is one of my best friends and I am so grateful for that! He keeps proving to me that he knows me better than anyone and gives me amazing guy advice. The last couple of months have been rough for me and he never seems to be mind when I get upset with men in general. I’ve been talking to him this past week and he knows not to keep going on about my last ex, but he keeps a conversation going. I realised a lot of people only seem to talk to me when they think I’m down rather than just having a normal conversation (or when they want something). Not Reno though, I didn’t realise until I started thinking about this whole grateful thing. Sometimes a “normal conversation” can be just what I need, so not everything is still about “him”.

Day 7: Books – It felt like such a funny thing to be grateful about. I am so grateful that I have had a good education to read the books that I enjoy. There are so many people out there that do not have the some luxuries that I have been able to have in my life. One of these is a good education which means that I am able to read the books that I enjoy and love so much. That gives my mind a break from the “real world”.

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