Friday, August 20, 2010

How do I ask for help?

I actually wrote this post a few months ago in the middle of the night. I like it as it shows the very raw emotion that mums can feel at times.

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Sometimes I feel like one of those actors who has a heart attack up on stage and everyone applauds thinking it was part of the performance. Cover your eyes if you are easily offended …. “fuck them” … there I said it.

I have said that word twice in my life out loud, that is until last night when I said it about fifty times under my breath while trying  to get my daughter to sleep. I was not swearing at my gorgeous little girl, I was just swearing because it released the anger inside of me in a non-damaging way (okay so that would  be damaging if she were old enough to understand that word).  Smashing cups in the back yard, screaming into a pillow, punching a boxing bag, swearing are all relatively harmless ways to release some tension.

My little girl is screaming right now. Actually screaming at me because I sat her down on the floor at my feet for sixty seconds. I picked her up and she is kicking me and grizzling. This is unusual behaviour for my little girl, it started so suddenly about three days ago. I can’t cope.

One of my family members, a few months ago, suggested that I wasn’t asking for help in the right way. Does there have to be a right way?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hunter Valley Mums

I have been quiet for a while as I have been working on a special project. You remember the saying "If Mohammad can't go to the mountain, let the mountain come to Mohammad."

Introducing http://huntervalleymums.com

It was actually quite a lot of work. Setting up the domain name was the easy part. There was also email addresses, forum software, logo design and forum design. Business cards, postcards, flyers and email advertising. I even outsourced the styling of the forum to India.

I was actually part of an excellent city based forum in Toowoomba and was disappointed not to have a similar forum when I moved. So I set about creating one. Hunter Valley Mums is a regional based online forum. I am quite pleased with the results, though I have a lot of work ahead of me.

If you live in the Hunter Valley please come and register on the forum.

If you live elsewhere and would like a regional forum ... Just ask. Now that I have made one more will be easy.