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  • Oh how sweet it is when your sister can tag-team on pool-play! It means I get a break and Emmie gets worn out - and when she asks for a MILO I’m happy to oblige 🤗 MILO now has 30% Less Added Sugar which is so great for growing bodies and peace of mind - it tastes the same and still has the benefits of calcium, vitamins A, C and D and Iron. 🌈💕🤸🏼‍♂️
Emmie said that means she can have 30% more...🤣🤣🤣How do you have your MILO? Em piles it on and eats it with just a dab of milk, making sure she gets every grain (so absolutely none went in the pool. Potentially) 💦 #milo30less #Milo #itsgottabemilo #sp @nestle
  • Oh how sweet it is when your sister can tag-team on pool-play! It means I get a break and Emmie gets worn out - and when she asks for a MILO I’m happy to oblige 🤗 MILO now has 30% Less Added Sugar which is so great for growing bodies and peace of mind - it tastes the same and still has the benefits of calcium, vitamins A, C and D and Iron. 🌈💕🤸🏼‍♂️
    Emmie said that means she can have 30% more...🤣🤣🤣How do you have your MILO? Em piles it on and eats it with just a dab of milk, making sure she gets every grain (so absolutely none went in the pool. Potentially) 💦 #milo30less #Milo #itsgottabemilo #sp @nestle
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  • Never were there truer words 🙏
  • Never were there truer words 🙏
  • 735 38 8 July, 2019
  • If you’d have told me this time last year that I would be completely over my marriage I would have laughed. I believed wholeheartedly that my marriage was the end game and it ending really was the end of me and love. But as he’s moving on in big ways I’ve started to see how little he means to me at all. I’m even struggling to believe it was love at all. 
The shit head swooped in at the right time in my life, I was with a boy who to put it politely had no get up and go, he just sort of bumbled through life with no idea what was happening tomorrow let alone thinking about a future. Then comes along the shit head promising commitment, marriage, babies and obviously at 23 my ovaries grew two sizes bigger, my womb exploded all over him and I was his for the taking. Now I’m not saying that what we had wasn’t good, what I’m saying is the idea of us was amazing but the reality was we just weren’t right for each other (especially after I lost weight and he happened to prefer a larger lady 🤷‍♀️). What I’m saying is that I’m at peace with the whole sorry mess. Don’t get me wrong it hasn’t been an easy place to get to and I’ve taken my time getting here but I’m done and it feels pretty good on the other side
#whoneedsahusbandanyway #separated #divorce #divorced #divorcedlife #better #deservebetter #gotbetter #happy #singlemum #singlemums #singlemumsclub #singlemumlife #singlemumsrock #soloparenting #coparenting #mademestronger #strongsinglemum #strongwomen #strongmum #stronggirl #wevegotthis #happier #happy
  • If you’d have told me this time last year that I would be completely over my marriage I would have laughed. I believed wholeheartedly that my marriage was the end game and it ending really was the end of me and love. But as he’s moving on in big ways I’ve started to see how little he means to me at all. I’m even struggling to believe it was love at all.
    The shit head swooped in at the right time in my life, I was with a boy who to put it politely had no get up and go, he just sort of bumbled through life with no idea what was happening tomorrow let alone thinking about a future. Then comes along the shit head promising commitment, marriage, babies and obviously at 23 my ovaries grew two sizes bigger, my womb exploded all over him and I was his for the taking. Now I’m not saying that what we had wasn’t good, what I’m saying is the idea of us was amazing but the reality was we just weren’t right for each other (especially after I lost weight and he happened to prefer a larger lady 🤷‍♀️). What I’m saying is that I’m at peace with the whole sorry mess. Don’t get me wrong it hasn’t been an easy place to get to and I’ve taken my time getting here but I’m done and it feels pretty good on the other side
    #whoneedsahusbandanyway #separated #divorce #divorced #divorcedlife #better #deservebetter #gotbetter #happy #singlemum #singlemums #singlemumsclub #singlemumlife #singlemumsrock #soloparenting #coparenting #mademestronger #strongsinglemum #strongwomen #strongmum #stronggirl #wevegotthis #happier #happy
  • 595 55 8 July, 2019

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  • Spent the morning moving things around to make Mylos "rec room" for all his consoles and games, which also involved carrying an extremely heavy armchair down the stairs myself. So now I can't move my back but the the wee man is delighted with his new room so it was worth it! But I will be chilling for the rest of the day with my book now. I've earned it! It might seem a little extreme to have the upstairs of the house mainly for my kid, but he is very introverted like me and needs his time alone, and as he's hitting his teens, he needs it more than ever. He's much happier since we moved the house around a few weeks ago, it just needed some tweaks, but I'm not in his face all the time, and now he has a place him and his friends can go without his mum hanging around. I have my gym in my room, my TV, and my bed is my couch during the day, I just prop cushions behind me and sit on top of it, and honestly, I don't need much room anyway. So I think it's a good compromise for us both. It's a tiny house and we both need our space. #backpain #bed #relaxing #reading #recroom #gaming #compromise #teen #introvert #anxiety #health #fitness #weighttraining #cardio #fitfam #girlswholift #girlswithtattoos #singlemum #motivation #positivity
  • Spent the morning moving things around to make Mylos "rec room" for all his consoles and games, which also involved carrying an extremely heavy armchair down the stairs myself. So now I can't move my back but the the wee man is delighted with his new room so it was worth it! But I will be chilling for the rest of the day with my book now. I've earned it! It might seem a little extreme to have the upstairs of the house mainly for my kid, but he is very introverted like me and needs his time alone, and as he's hitting his teens, he needs it more than ever. He's much happier since we moved the house around a few weeks ago, it just needed some tweaks, but I'm not in his face all the time, and now he has a place him and his friends can go without his mum hanging around. I have my gym in my room, my TV, and my bed is my couch during the day, I just prop cushions behind me and sit on top of it, and honestly, I don't need much room anyway. So I think it's a good compromise for us both. It's a tiny house and we both need our space. #backpain #bed #relaxing #reading #recroom #gaming #compromise #teen #introvert #anxiety #health #fitness #weighttraining #cardio #fitfam #girlswholift #girlswithtattoos #singlemum #motivation #positivity
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  • Instagram made a change today and I have to say that I am ALL for it! 
No longer will we base are self worth on the amount of ‘double taps’ our photos get. 
Well done Instagram 👏🏼 We are worth more than the likes on our Instagram photos 🖤 #selfworth #youareworthmore
  • Instagram made a change today and I have to say that I am ALL for it!
    No longer will we base are self worth on the amount of ‘double taps’ our photos get.
    Well done Instagram 👏🏼 We are worth more than the likes on our Instagram photos 🖤 #selfworth #youareworthmore
  • 38 2 43 minutes ago
  • Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.

I’m a simple person who hides a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile 
#smile #broken #strong #singlemum
  • Nothing you wear is more important than your smile.

    I’m a simple person who hides a thousand feelings behind the happiest smile
    #smile #broken #strong #singlemum
  • 4 0 50 minutes ago
  • I know that a lot of women can't wait for their kids to grow up when they are going through the rebellious teenage years. 
For me it was around 14/15 for the boys. But then I would quickly say that I don't want them too grow up too fast as then they would be gone.

You see I love being a Mum and I am in no hurry for the boys to leave. Sure there are times when it's a bloody tough gig, but when it all falls into place and you get those moments when they give you a big hug (and you now fit under their armpit) and say 'I love you Mum'... when you know that they love you unconditionally and they know that you love them unconditionally... it is a pure energy like no other. 
I have heard women tell me their stories of how this love had been eroded and they were estranged from their kids, which is truly sad. More often than not they had mistaken boundaries and behaviours and teaching of values, as translating to putting conditions on their love, which in turn causes a rift in the relationship. One needs to separate behaviours from Love. For example, I don't take kindly to lying. This is something one of my boys started to do when he was 14 and to be honest it did make me cross. But I was very clear with him that it was his behavior I didn't like as it was not in line with my value system... I never connected his inappropriate behaviour with his love for me, not did I ever portray to him that it damaged my love for him... that was unconditional.  I looked at his behaviour as my son needing something from me as a parent, whether that was tighter boundaries or someone to listen to him about what was troubling him without judgement. So my actions and my son's actions have never equated to how much we love each other... no matter how happy or angry we were with each other... I hope that makes sense.

Love is something that can be fostered daily. The best way... is to tell your child (no matter what the age) that you LOVE them. Say it without expecting anything in return. Then, depending on their age, spend regular time with them (young ones daily, older weekly or fortnightly). Never underestimate the effect of love on your wellness and happiness. It truly is magical.
  • I know that a lot of women can't wait for their kids to grow up when they are going through the rebellious teenage years.
    For me it was around 14/15 for the boys. But then I would quickly say that I don't want them too grow up too fast as then they would be gone.

    You see I love being a Mum and I am in no hurry for the boys to leave. Sure there are times when it's a bloody tough gig, but when it all falls into place and you get those moments when they give you a big hug (and you now fit under their armpit) and say 'I love you Mum'... when you know that they love you unconditionally and they know that you love them unconditionally... it is a pure energy like no other.
    I have heard women tell me their stories of how this love had been eroded and they were estranged from their kids, which is truly sad. More often than not they had mistaken boundaries and behaviours and teaching of values, as translating to putting conditions on their love, which in turn causes a rift in the relationship. One needs to separate behaviours from Love. For example, I don't take kindly to lying. This is something one of my boys started to do when he was 14 and to be honest it did make me cross. But I was very clear with him that it was his behavior I didn't like as it was not in line with my value system... I never connected his inappropriate behaviour with his love for me, not did I ever portray to him that it damaged my love for him... that was unconditional. I looked at his behaviour as my son needing something from me as a parent, whether that was tighter boundaries or someone to listen to him about what was troubling him without judgement. So my actions and my son's actions have never equated to how much we love each other... no matter how happy or angry we were with each other... I hope that makes sense.

    Love is something that can be fostered daily. The best way... is to tell your child (no matter what the age) that you LOVE them. Say it without expecting anything in return. Then, depending on their age, spend regular time with them (young ones daily, older weekly or fortnightly). Never underestimate the effect of love on your wellness and happiness. It truly is magical.
  • 2 1 59 minutes ago
  • Today. Started great, went bad, turned ok then peaked at seriously shit house. I had no other option than to pull my head in, put on my uggs and call my bestie to bring emergency wine for sunset on the balcony of our new home. Day ended not to shabby ☀️ It’s the little wins. How was everyone else day? Let’s blame the moon or something 🌖 Loving apartment living. @mirvac_residential @waapartmentadvocacy
  • Today. Started great, went bad, turned ok then peaked at seriously shit house. I had no other option than to pull my head in, put on my uggs and call my bestie to bring emergency wine for sunset on the balcony of our new home. Day ended not to shabby ☀️ It’s the little wins. How was everyone else day? Let’s blame the moon or something 🌖 Loving apartment living. @mirvac_residential @waapartmentadvocacy
  • 233 19 1 hour ago
  • Public Speaking Used To Give Me The Absolute FEAR!
Rewind 5 Years Ago And I Had No Confidence, No Belief, No Worth.
This Industry Completely Changed That For Me.
Since March I’ve Felt All Those Insecurities Creep Back In Not Gonna Lie.
These Last 2 Weeks I’ve Focussed Only On Me! I’m Working Hard On Myself Everyday. In No Way Is That Selfish. It’s What Was Needed To Get Me Back On Track.
I’ve Got Some Phenomenal People Around Me Who Lift My Spirits Everyday But I Also Allowed Some Selfish, Arrogant, Egotistic People In Too Who Only Brought Me Down Everyday.
Any Day Can Be A New Day And I’m Choosing Today.

Whatever Your FEARS, WORRIES, INSECURITIES Are Right Now, Crumple Them Up And Throw Them In The “FUCK IT” Bin!!! I GOT THIS! AND SO HAVE YOU!!!! 😘
  • Public Speaking Used To Give Me The Absolute FEAR!
    Rewind 5 Years Ago And I Had No Confidence, No Belief, No Worth.
    This Industry Completely Changed That For Me.
    Since March I’ve Felt All Those Insecurities Creep Back In Not Gonna Lie.
    These Last 2 Weeks I’ve Focussed Only On Me! I’m Working Hard On Myself Everyday. In No Way Is That Selfish. It’s What Was Needed To Get Me Back On Track.
    I’ve Got Some Phenomenal People Around Me Who Lift My Spirits Everyday But I Also Allowed Some Selfish, Arrogant, Egotistic People In Too Who Only Brought Me Down Everyday.
    Any Day Can Be A New Day And I’m Choosing Today.

    Whatever Your FEARS, WORRIES, INSECURITIES Are Right Now, Crumple Them Up And Throw Them In The “FUCK IT” Bin!!! I GOT THIS! AND SO HAVE YOU!!!! 😘
  • 2 3 1 hour ago
  • light #action #camera 
Iam nervous and I won't hide lie about it. This weekend I set into a new space, one that I said back in 2017 that I wanted to dip my toes in. 
Now, of course, am nowhere close to that impact I want to create, but every journey starts with a step.
It gives me amazing pleasure to announce, that today I fly to an undisclosed location (for now ) to shoot a piece for the book/anthology I have been working on for over a year now.
I couldn't have done it without some serious warriors, victors, and superwomen beside. Ladies thanks for trusting me with the process, you all have been uber awesome.
We will share our journey over the weekend with you all.
PS- for those who want to be included in vol# 2, note we have started interviewing so email my assistant sarah@avabrown.org to have a chat with me about being involved. Spaces are limited so hurry and join the movement.
#singlemum
  • light #action #camera
    Iam nervous and I won't hide lie about it. This weekend I set into a new space, one that I said back in 2017 that I wanted to dip my toes in.
    Now, of course, am nowhere close to that impact I want to create, but every journey starts with a step.
    It gives me amazing pleasure to announce, that today I fly to an undisclosed location (for now ) to shoot a piece for the book/anthology I have been working on for over a year now.
    I couldn't have done it without some serious warriors, victors, and superwomen beside. Ladies thanks for trusting me with the process, you all have been uber awesome.
    We will share our journey over the weekend with you all.
    PS- for those who want to be included in vol# 2, note we have started interviewing so email my assistant sarah@avabrown.org to have a chat with me about being involved. Spaces are limited so hurry and join the movement.
    #singlemum
  • 8 2 1 hour ago
  • Proud Mama! Celebrity stylist Toyin Lawani showers son with heart warming words in emotional note as he graduates

Son of Nigerian celebrity stylist and entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, Jermaine Oluwatenola Kensington Womadi Jnr a.k.a Lord Maine graduated from pre school yesterday, Wednesday July 17, 2019 and his mum who couldn't hold back her joy took to social media to celebrate him with sweet words, saying he was the best decision she ever made.

Her son was singled out as an outstanding pupil, an exceptional swimmer with good social and mathematical skills. "Best Decision I have ever made was to Have you oluwatenola jermaine aka @lordmaine2 I’m super proud of what you have achieved so far , not only cause I’m your mom, But cause you Are a super kid, the world Ain’t seen nothing yet shine on star boy Happy Grad day son let’s go shopping" she wrote.

See pics;

#preschool #graduation #proudmama #singlemum #singlemotherhood #celebrity #celebritykids #fashionist #celebritystylist #toyinlawani #boy #education #academics #happy #motherhood #motherslove #lordmaine #success #achievement
  • Proud Mama! Celebrity stylist Toyin Lawani showers son with heart warming words in emotional note as he graduates

    Son of Nigerian celebrity stylist and entrepreneur, Toyin Lawani, Jermaine Oluwatenola Kensington Womadi Jnr a.k.a Lord Maine graduated from pre school yesterday, Wednesday July 17, 2019 and his mum who couldn't hold back her joy took to social media to celebrate him with sweet words, saying he was the best decision she ever made.

    Her son was singled out as an outstanding pupil, an exceptional swimmer with good social and mathematical skills. "Best Decision I have ever made was to Have you oluwatenola jermaine aka @lordmaine2 I’m super proud of what you have achieved so far , not only cause I’m your mom, But cause you Are a super kid, the world Ain’t seen nothing yet shine on star boy Happy Grad day son let’s go shopping" she wrote.

    See pics;

    #preschool #graduation #proudmama #singlemum #singlemotherhood #celebrity #celebritykids #fashionist #celebritystylist #toyinlawani #boy #education #academics #happy #motherhood #motherslove #lordmaine #success #achievement
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  • 11 3 2 hours ago
  • Not my usual style post but something I had to share 💕
The universe has a way of answering what we put out 🙏 on this day 2 years ago this was my status 👇😪 again I'd missed another sports day and had mum guilt 💔 so I made another promise that it wouldnt happen again and 2 years later it hasn't happened since 😍
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Did it just happen and land in my lap? Am i just lucky 💁‍♀️ NO! I've worked for what I have and looked out for signs along the way like the one just over 3 years ago sat on that sun lounger wanting the world to swallow me 🌍 yes it was just another post from a girl claiming there was a better way but if I had said no and listened to all the people who hated and had doubts guess what 🙈..................
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NOTHING WOULD HAVE CHANGED 🙌
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No mum should have to choose between providing for their family and actually being present for them and I'm so glad I found a way to do both because statuses like these would have been a daily occurrence 😪👇 .
Mums of the world there is another way and although it's not what people are "used" to believe me when I say it's the way the world is changing and us mums really can have it all 😘👩‍👦
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#mumlife #mumguilt #lifesajourney #mumboss #singlemum #tiredmumsclub #workingmum #struggles #mumuk #mumandson #wifiwage #joinus #freshstart #lawofattraction #themagic #universe #inspiringothers #dontlookback #womenonamission #thursday #memories
  • Not my usual style post but something I had to share 💕
    The universe has a way of answering what we put out 🙏 on this day 2 years ago this was my status 👇😪 again I'd missed another sports day and had mum guilt 💔 so I made another promise that it wouldnt happen again and 2 years later it hasn't happened since 😍
    .
    Did it just happen and land in my lap? Am i just lucky 💁‍♀️ NO! I've worked for what I have and looked out for signs along the way like the one just over 3 years ago sat on that sun lounger wanting the world to swallow me 🌍 yes it was just another post from a girl claiming there was a better way but if I had said no and listened to all the people who hated and had doubts guess what 🙈..................
    .
    NOTHING WOULD HAVE CHANGED 🙌
    .
    No mum should have to choose between providing for their family and actually being present for them and I'm so glad I found a way to do both because statuses like these would have been a daily occurrence 😪👇 .
    Mums of the world there is another way and although it's not what people are "used" to believe me when I say it's the way the world is changing and us mums really can have it all 😘👩‍👦
    .
    #mumlife #mumguilt #lifesajourney #mumboss #singlemum #tiredmumsclub #workingmum #struggles #mumuk #mumandson #wifiwage #joinus #freshstart #lawofattraction #themagic #universe #inspiringothers #dontlookback #womenonamission #thursday #memories
  • 3 0 2 hours ago
  • Some days I am happy and some days I feel like I can throw in the towel...The other day someone told me “you must be happy your life looks easy coz you’re always just home I mean what’s hard about that?” My first instinct was to hit back and be like what do you know about being a stay home mum anyways then after breathing and thinking of something sensible to say to her I was like wooow I must make it look easy to her...
Lesson I taught myself is nobody owes me anything...Learning to do it all by myself and managing,while at it being happy coz my baby doesn’t need bad energy 😂...but I look at it this way I have so many reasons to be happy and so many things to keep me going like 
1.I think my sons lower teeth are about to pop I’m seeing white stuff and that got me excited today...
So let’s remember to keep it positive and spread love and kindness always❤️
#singlemum#youngmum
  • Some days I am happy and some days I feel like I can throw in the towel...The other day someone told me “you must be happy your life looks easy coz you’re always just home I mean what’s hard about that?” My first instinct was to hit back and be like what do you know about being a stay home mum anyways then after breathing and thinking of something sensible to say to her I was like wooow I must make it look easy to her...
    Lesson I taught myself is nobody owes me anything...Learning to do it all by myself and managing,while at it being happy coz my baby doesn’t need bad energy 😂...but I look at it this way I have so many reasons to be happy and so many things to keep me going like
    1.I think my sons lower teeth are about to pop I’m seeing white stuff and that got me excited today...
    So let’s remember to keep it positive and spread love and kindness always❤️
    #singlemum #youngmum
  • 13 0 3 hours ago
  • • 18 weeks • 
And we are still screaming in the car 🙈
 I’ve tried:
• moving from capsule to seat • timing when due for a sleep
• straight after a feed • an hour after a feed
• lots of toys to play with • mirror to see me • talking to him • Chiro 
Please tell me there is some magic trick I havn’t tried ?
  • • 18 weeks •
    And we are still screaming in the car 🙈
    I’ve tried:
    • moving from capsule to seat • timing when due for a sleep
    • straight after a feed • an hour after a feed
    • lots of toys to play with • mirror to see me • talking to him • Chiro
    Please tell me there is some magic trick I havn’t tried ?
  • 29 12 3 hours ago
  • We pick emotionally unavailable partners, because it safeguards staying emotionally unavailable ourselves. 
It's a safe choice, because we won’t actually be challenged to reveal our vulnerabilities. We can hide behind being the more “available” one, and present as if we are emotionally open; when in fact, we are equally frightened of intimacy just like those we label as unavailable.
  • We pick emotionally unavailable partners, because it safeguards staying emotionally unavailable ourselves.
    It's a safe choice, because we won’t actually be challenged to reveal our vulnerabilities. We can hide behind being the more “available” one, and present as if we are emotionally open; when in fact, we are equally frightened of intimacy just like those we label as unavailable.
  • 6 3 4 hours ago
  • I have had the top of my ear pierced for about 2 years now but I finally went and got my second set of earrings done today. After being forbidden from doing this for 13 years of my life, I’m loving the freedom to do what I want to do, dress how I want to dress. The journey to finding me again has honestly been the best journey. 
Never ever will I let someone control me again 💪 #domesticviolencesurvivor #doingwhatiwant #journeytofindingme #piercings #lovingyourself #singlemum
  • I have had the top of my ear pierced for about 2 years now but I finally went and got my second set of earrings done today. After being forbidden from doing this for 13 years of my life, I’m loving the freedom to do what I want to do, dress how I want to dress. The journey to finding me again has honestly been the best journey.
    Never ever will I let someone control me again 💪 #domesticviolencesurvivor #doingwhatiwant #journeytofindingme #piercings #lovingyourself #singlemum
  • 2 0 4 hours ago
  • https://www.menshealth.com/uk/mental-strength/a28394418/robbie-williams-agoraphobia/. It makes me sad to read about people spending years in the grips of poor mental health when help is available. Even if you can’t afford a therapist, there are many free resources as well as inexpensive books. I think education about how the brain and mind work is one of the first steps towards transforming your experience of the world. As I continue to master my mindset, I know that the capabilities of my mind are practically limitless, and I have accessed a tiny proportion of this. One thing I know is, with a clear direction, my mind is working for me, not the other way around.
  • https://www.menshealth.com/uk/mental-strength/a28394418/robbie-williams-agoraphobia/. It makes me sad to read about people spending years in the grips of poor mental health when help is available. Even if you can’t afford a therapist, there are many free resources as well as inexpensive books. I think education about how the brain and mind work is one of the first steps towards transforming your experience of the world. As I continue to master my mindset, I know that the capabilities of my mind are practically limitless, and I have accessed a tiny proportion of this. One thing I know is, with a clear direction, my mind is working for me, not the other way around.
  • 7 3 4 hours ago
  • Tomorrow I turn 47 and I’ve been thinking about my life and how it has evolved over the last few years. 
Five years ago I was trying desperately to save a marriage in which I had disappeared. I was clinging to a 25 year relationship with the belief that it’s demise would also be my own. I could not imagine what could lie beyond.
I started to practise yoga the month in which I decided to leave. Through the practice, I faced daily physical challenges - I fell when I tried to balance; I met resistance when I attempted to keep up with the class. It was a new language and I was lost. It forced me to examine my sense of self and to see some of my limitations. I found a place to release the tears, the disappointment, the frustrations and confront the fears.
Yoga also gave me the strength and the space to grow.
Parenting 3 teenage boys alone is challenging - they reveal and push buttons I didn’t know I had. Each time I come to the mat to set a ‘sancalpa’, a dedication for my practice, I call on what I need to develop in myself to manage the struggles I have in parenting. 
In releasing my past and my fears for the future I have learned to embrace this moment. 
I am blessed with the love of a magnificent man 
@midnightyogi - but I don’t need him. I have the support of my family and friends and the yoga community and they have encouraged me to pursue my passion.
I am more myself than I have even been and I embrace all of that - even the parts that I dislike.
I write this not to prove just how good I am but rather to give hope to those who believe that light cannot come after darkness. When we trust our instincts and follow our truth, the path eventually becomes clearer. 
#yoga #yogalife #balance #fear #struggle #yogachallenge #yogaliving #mindfulness #selfbelief #parenting #singlemum #yogaeveryday #yogajourney #hope #sancalpa #sirsasana #headstand #strength #truth #yogapath #yogateacher #melbourneyoga #melbourneyogateacher
  • Tomorrow I turn 47 and I’ve been thinking about my life and how it has evolved over the last few years.
    Five years ago I was trying desperately to save a marriage in which I had disappeared. I was clinging to a 25 year relationship with the belief that it’s demise would also be my own. I could not imagine what could lie beyond.
    I started to practise yoga the month in which I decided to leave. Through the practice, I faced daily physical challenges - I fell when I tried to balance; I met resistance when I attempted to keep up with the class. It was a new language and I was lost. It forced me to examine my sense of self and to see some of my limitations. I found a place to release the tears, the disappointment, the frustrations and confront the fears.
    Yoga also gave me the strength and the space to grow.
    Parenting 3 teenage boys alone is challenging - they reveal and push buttons I didn’t know I had. Each time I come to the mat to set a ‘sancalpa’, a dedication for my practice, I call on what I need to develop in myself to manage the struggles I have in parenting.
    In releasing my past and my fears for the future I have learned to embrace this moment.
    I am blessed with the love of a magnificent man
    @midnightyogi - but I don’t need him. I have the support of my family and friends and the yoga community and they have encouraged me to pursue my passion.
    I am more myself than I have even been and I embrace all of that - even the parts that I dislike.
    I write this not to prove just how good I am but rather to give hope to those who believe that light cannot come after darkness. When we trust our instincts and follow our truth, the path eventually becomes clearer.
    #yoga #yogalife #balance #fear #struggle #yogachallenge #yogaliving #mindfulness #selfbelief #parenting #singlemum #yogaeveryday #yogajourney #hope #sancalpa #sirsasana #headstand #strength #truth #yogapath #yogateacher #melbourneyoga #melbourneyogateacher
  • 62 28 4 hours ago
  • Two years ago today: I bet other parents can sympathise with this? 
The things you let them do so you can drink your tea in peace ☕️ Although I regretted sacrificing my legs when it was really hot and sunny the next day! 😂
#tbt
#memories
#bodyart 
#cupofteainpeace 
#desperatetimes 
#mumlife
  • Two years ago today: I bet other parents can sympathise with this?
    The things you let them do so you can drink your tea in peace ☕️ Although I regretted sacrificing my legs when it was really hot and sunny the next day! 😂
    #tbt
    #memories
    #bodyart
    #cupofteainpeace
    #desperatetimes
    #mumlife
  • 17 3 4 hours ago
  • When your two year old has better fashion sense than you?! 🙄
  • When your two year old has better fashion sense than you?! 🙄
  • 13 2 4 hours ago
  • Just saying...I am sure many of you, ladies and gentlemen, can relate with me. LOL !! Nevertheless, my colourful life in mid forties is definitely worth living for. How about yours ?!
  • Just saying...I am sure many of you, ladies and gentlemen, can relate with me. LOL !! Nevertheless, my colourful life in mid forties is definitely worth living for. How about yours ?!
  • 3 2 4 hours ago
  • It's Thursday... Full day of playgroup today... Its not just you who's happy Alice #toddlerlife #singlemum
  • It's Thursday... Full day of playgroup today... Its not just you who's happy Alice #toddlerlife #singlemum
  • 3 0 4 hours ago
  • We CAN create our own reality.
If you envision something and truly BELIEVE it you will manifest all your dreams into reality.

Don't settle for what's 'normal' we all have magic, every single one of us.🎆
  • We CAN create our own reality.
    If you envision something and truly BELIEVE it you will manifest all your dreams into reality.

    Don't settle for what's 'normal' we all have magic, every single one of us.🎆
  • 8 1 5 hours ago