Catching up

source I’m full of cold right now and I was awake half the night because my chest was so tight, I was having to take really shallow breaths and it was making me feel panicky. Feeling a little better this morning, just sleepy! So the girls have gone to the library with their Dad, leaving me home alone for the first time in ages!!! I’ve finished another painting whilst they’ve been out and now it’s time for some online work! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about which direction I want to move in with my art. I would love to be able to do some craft fairs next year – right now I don’t have the confidence. I’ve decided that I’m going to set up an etsy shop, I’m busy working on it now, and hopefully it will be up and running soon. I’m also going to be making a few small changes around here… I’ve bought my own domain name, so I now own PixieMama.co.uk!!! All that as well as having 3 girls, 3 cats and a house to look after! If I only had a few extra hours in my day or a pause button…

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Words of Wisdom

  IN MYSELF I MUST BELIEVE The road may be longIn myself I must believeBecause my heart is strong The mountain may be steepIn myself I must believeTherefore I will not weep In the face of adversityIn myself I must believeI’m the master of my destiny When facing an angry waveIn myself I must believeBecause I’ll always be brave In spite of life’s complexityIn myself I must believeBecause I will trust serenity I’ll always do my best to striveFor in myself I’ll always believeBecause my soul is joyful and alive

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I am enough

For a long time, I have felt inadequate as a person. I’ve felt that nothing about me measures up to any one else. I’ve spent my life chasing after a version of me that just doesn’t exist. I always thought that if I could just be more like ‘X’ then everything would be fine, or if I do exactly what ‘Y’ has done then things will work out. I hated myself so much that I couldn’t see any thing good in me, I couldn’t see how any one else could like let alone love me. I had no faith in myself, I didn’t trust myself to make the right decision, or the confidence to just be myself.   Trying to be someone else has done me no good. I’ve struggled and struggled through life, hating every inch of myself. Wishing to vanish. The one thing that has slowly started to make a difference in the last 6 months is to accept that I am enough. I don’t need to be anyone else, I don’t need to do what someone else does, or think what they think, or like what they like. I am on my own path, and I have…

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Living Life Your Way… Interview with Tara Wagner

I’ve been working hard the last few months at overcoming my fears and following my dreams. So I’m running a series of interview with inspiring people to see what part fear has played in their life and how they’ve overcome it to live life their way… First up, this week is Tara Wagner, the woman behind the amazing ‘The Organic Sister’ blog. * Hi Tara, tell us a little about yourself and your family. I’m a mama to an unschooling 11 year old son, Zeb. And a wife to an unjobbing hubby, Justin. We travel full-time, work for ourselves and learn independently without school. I’m a writer, mindful parenting and unschooling coach, photographer and dreamer. I’m crazy passionate about living inspired, self-directed or self-created lives, sustainability, hooping, learning and a million other things. I’m crazy in love with my family and my life.  *How long have you been travelling for, and do you have any ideas on how long you’ll stay on the road for? We started traveling in March of 2010. It started as a one year trip in hopes of finding a new home. But we’re enjoying it so much (and we’ve yet to find any place that makes…

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