Writers: Tui Fleming

Tui Fleming

Tui writes at dearmummy.co.nz. She believes to be the best mummy you can be means being the best YOU you can be and uses her extensive background in personal development to guide women with her musings, motivations and morsels that nourish the soul.

The space in between – when sleep eludes you

When sleep eludes you

As parents one of our key tasks is to help our children sleep so they can grow and flourish. In the early years, to this end we sacrifice our own sleep. You may be awake feeding or settling. Or, perhaps like me, since becoming a parent you now wake at the slightest noise – and can’t get back to sleep. This is the space in between. Space and time you can use for YOU. Continue reading »

You – yes YOU – are a successful mummy

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You – yes YOU – are a successful mummy

Instantly, some of you will have thought “no, I’m not”. If that’s you, stop right there. That’s storytelling: a story that your mind is telling yourself. I’ve got a different story for you, and everyone who’s ready to listen to a new truth. It’s the story of why you, me, all of us are successful mummies.

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Motherhood and Me-time – how to refill your cup

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I read an article a few weeks ago in New Zealand’s Canvas magazine, in which writer Megan Nicol Reed penned: “there is something inherently nauseating about talk of prioritising one’s own wants”. I wrote to her. We debated. Then we agreed: it’s not the concept of me-time that is hard for some to swallow; it’s that it’s become a sort of catch phrase that we throw around at things as though it’s the panacea to all that ails us.

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