Calm mum wannabe

I'm just a calm mum wannabe, muddling on through from tantrum to tantrum, one big deep breath at a time. Ommmm....

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The critic within

Aaaaaargh! I don't know where to go from here. Over the last few days since my first post, my head has been swimming with ideas, all being crossed out with a big black X by my inner critic. (Crossing out with an X is something my 3.5 year old loves to do when he is angry about something: "X in your face, Mummy").

Why on earth did I claim I was going to deliver pearls of wisdom in my blog? That was enough to make anything resembling wisdom vanish from my head in a big puff of smoke, right there and then. If it was ever there in the first place. I'm feeling horribly naked here, having exposed my dream to the big wide world. (Well, to my three readers -soon to be more, I'm thinking of inviting my mum).

So I think I'm going to have to twiddle with my blog theme a little. With my first post I definitely set myself up to overpromise and underachieve, and not vice versa as an old boss of mine once advised me to do. I feel my blog objectives need amending with this important addition: "Chit chat. Mummy ramblings. And sometimes I'm just going to talk crap." There, much better.

There may not be a pearl of wisdom in every post, or indeed in any posts. But don't de-follow me just yet, OK Mum? Mum! Come baaaaaaaaack!

Monday, 28 March 2011

From Mom to Om

Hi. I'm Louisa, a calm mum wannabe and dream-seeker. Join me on the journey to calm parenting and going after a more fulfilling life.

Ever since I was a teenager I've felt the need to disappear into nature every now and again, and replenish the "om" as an antidote to the fast pace of city life. Now I'm a mum of two boys aged 2 and 3.5, who are continuously finding ways to put my parenting skills to the test, the need to find the "om" within has taken on a whole new level.

Before I began this motherhood malarkey, I never thought I had anger issues. Not easy-going, laid back me? Yup. So over the last few years I've dabbled with meditation, yoga and all things a little bit hippy, in the search for new ways of getting to calm.

My  reasons for writing this blog are to search for and share little pearls of calm parenting related wisdom and to connect with like-minded people. Well, that and to go after my dream of being a writer. Did I really just share that with this giant scary thing that is the blogosphere? Gulp! Can we delete posts? Anyone know?!

Might as well follow that up by embarrassing myself further with a cheesy quote. Here it is, an old childhood favourite from the musical South Pacific: "You've got to have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how're you gonna have a dream come true?" (I should warn you that my cheese-o-meter exploded years ago).

You see whilst I'm on the meandering path towards my dreams, I'd like to reach out to people doing similar soul searching. I'd love to inspire others to follow the direction of their dreams as well.

So that's a bit about me, and what I'm aiming to do with this 'ere blog. It's been hard to take the plunge and actually post here. I've procrastinated on this so long, it should probably be called the "Um in Mum", plus I'm a Brit, so that's how I spell it anyway. Boom boom.

Did I just break the first rule in blogging? Keep it brief. Oops.