Tuesday, 20 December 2011

The Complete Buddhism for Mothers

Mmmmmm, a wee pre-Christmas gift to myself. 
First step, the chapter entitled 'What can I do about all the housework?' There is four months' worth of laundry piled up in our back room, and getting each member of the family dressed each morning involves a blind rummage and a hope for the best.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Getting to know me ...

Hello,  here’s a little bit about me:

In my ‘paid’ employment I’m a freelance writer and editor; my more compelling (and consuming) occupation is that of mummy to two amazing wee girls (at the time of writing, they’re both under the age of three).

My wishes for them are that they grow up to be confident, secure, well-balanced and, as far as possible, happy. I’m hoping they haven’t inherited my hair-trigger temper and, my tendency to brood and stew (over slights both real and imaginary).  I also hope that their ambitions are not stunted by a vague feeling  of ‘don’t know if I dare…’

Best way to make these things happen? Lead by example. So, here I am, aiming to become an oasis of serenity, equanimity and mindful awareness.

I am zen mummy, and I’m delighted to make your acquaintance.