A few months ago I was interviewed by a lovely journalist Kellie Scott from ABC life about becoming a parent and all it entailed, ABC interviewed multiple parents at different stages of parenthood and asked questions that will really help other people make an informed decision about becoming a parent.
It’s been a few months in the making and is a 4 part series, two parts have been published and you can find them here. I’ve had a read and it’s a really great series!
All the parents involved really shared their hearts and souls and I was really open about my struggles and my biggest fears for my girls, the fear that they will walk the same wrong paths I walked, face the same struggles I face and make the same mistakes I made and still make today.
I am determined for my children to break the cycles that plague my family, alcohol abuse, DV, sexual abuse, young parenthood, lack of education and remaining low income earners. I have a very large family and many of us broke some of those cycles but not all and I want the girls to know that with education and a strong, independent role model they do not have to accept that this is going to be their lives no matter what has happened in the past but that’s a whole different blog!!
So take a look at the series, I’ll post the next two links when they’re available and whether you are already a parent or plan on becoming one let me know what the scariest part about being a parent is for you?
When I fell pregnant at 20 with Tigah Rose I had a horrible pregnancy, I was sick, run down, constantly exhausted and couldn’t keep a thing down which resulted in shingles.
Shingles is an extremely painful viral disease that causes severe nerve pain and attacks the immune system, since then I get them on my face and spine up to 4 times a year, every time I get them I get migraines for weeks and not much can help it besides meds.
I had never thought to use natural therapies or essential oils and can honestly say I probably wouldn’t have if the absolutely gorgeous Amy hadn’t reached out to me and offered to send me an introductory kit to doTERRA oils. After a quick chat Amy asked what I really would like to work on and when I mentioned I had shingles and migraines she knew exactly what could help and sent me a blend called Past tense along with lavender, lemon and peppermint oils.
I won’t win any friends here but I need to get this off my chest, I used to be THAT woman, you know the one that was jealous of other women’s success, I was A mean girl!
Ewwww it feels like I’m spitting poison just saying that out loud and leaves a filthy taste in my mouth!
Don’t get me wrong, I was no Regina George out to destroy everyone all with a passive aggressive smile plastered across my face and when other women achieved greatness I was genuinely happy for them cheering them on from the side lines, Pom Poms at the ready but I still felt that pang of jealousy take aim and throat punch me making near impossible for me to breathe.
I couldn’t help think to myself ‘I want that’, ‘why didn’t I think of that’ or ‘how can she be better than me everything?’
Conversations with my girlfriends are what keep me sane some days being able to call them (or much more likely they call me because if you know me you know I’m hopeless!) and have a chat about work, kids, dating, men or whatever is that we need to have a gossip fest about helps connect us and keep the friendship strong. Something pretty special that my friends and I have is the ability to be as blunt as a kindergarten kids colouring pencil with each other and no offence is ever taken! (Well not that they’ve ever admitted to me…..)