Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life: September 2012

Friday, 28 September 2012

Confessions of a New Mum - Part Five - Losing My Confidence | Motherhood

There have been quite a few days lately where I've been questioning whether or not I'm really cut out for this job of 'Mum'.

I'm generally a fairly confident person. And even when I am not feeling confident in myself or my abilities I generally try to at least project that I am confident because I know from experience that you really can fake it till you make, so to speak. When other people see me having confidence in myself they tend to then have confidence in me, which then in turn boosts my confidence in myself. If that makes sense.

So it's hard to admit that I really don't know what the hell I am doing when it comes to being a Mum. To admit that

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Or as Dave calls it, The Book with the Shit Ending

I used to read a LOT of books. If you click on the 'books' label in my label cloud over in the sidebar you'll see there are a lot of posts. I also used to review the books I read on the blog. But since having the munchkin the only books I've really had a chance to read are kids books, so I thought I might as well write about some of those.

Before Punky was born I bought a lot of books to read with her, in fact I bought quite a few kids books before I was even pregnant, as I knew that once we actually had a baby I wouldn't have as much money to spend anymore. We have heaps of books now, thankfully, as Punky loves to read.

When I was a kid I always thought everything was innocent and I was oblivious to the hidden meanings in many books, songs and movies. Stuff that as I got older I heard again and thought, "Oooo, that's rude" or "Oh that's not what I thought they meant!". I reckon the same could be said for many kids books and TV shows. I mean come on, you can't tell me people weren't on drugs when they came up with some of those shows. Have you seen In the Night Garden? That's a bad acid trip if ever I saw one.