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Blowholes And A Potentially Bad Analogy...

Oh my goodness!! I have just had one of those weeks where I am pretty sure the kids are all ganging up on me and their sole purpose is to destroy me! So if you thought you'd follow me on my socials because I had all my shit together, sorry/not sorry to disappoint. I do REAL, I do AUTHENTIC, and I think a life that isn't that, is a life that's not fully lived. I believe that if we can truly love ourselves for who we are, faults and all, and live that out in our community, and our families, then we can change the world baby! The world needs more of YOU, the real YOU! So, back to being real... I had kids fighting, kids not listening, kids just blatantly opposing me and my requests for perfectly reasonable things! And let me tell you that screaming into my pillow did NOT help! I heard myself say, "Mummy is about to explode!"

This beautiful blowhole is exactly what it felt like.

I mean the ocean has the ability to be ferocious all on it's own, but a blowhole is an amazing way for nature to show it's anger.

Here are some blowhole facts you may not have known:

1. Blowholes are created by constant stress

2. Blowholes are created over a long period of time

3. As the constant pressure and stress of the water hits the rocks, they weaken.

4. As the rock is unable to endure the pressure, the rock crumbles, and water shoots up into the air.

Yes, I am equating myself to a rock on a cliff...

The water, AKA kids being kids, with worse than usual behaviour, put so much stress and pressure on me, that it broke through and I blew up.

And I know all the right things to do, the stress relief, the breathing, the walking away, changing perspective, empathy, all the right things that are meant to help me deal, when the stress of motherhood overwhelms.

But huzzah, I am only human. And I fail and that's ok! And in the wise words of the Jonas Brothers, "It's only human, you know that it's real, so why would you fight or try to deny the way that you feel?"

I am not beating myself up about it, and my encouragement to you today is to let go of the guilt of not being perfect. YOU are doing an awesome job! Much love, Nina x


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