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A glorious collection of musings from founder and MaMa TIger, Rachel Davis. Because perspective is everything.

Self care awareness for busy mums

Self care awareness 


Many of us know that as parents we have to prioritise self care in order to be able to take care of others. 
But if you're really honest, how many of these self care activities, the self-compassion things, are you actually doing? The importance of self care for mums cannot be overstated. Are you meditating? Dancing? Are you doing any of the self care ideas you read about or feel drawn to?

Or like most mums, are you doing nothing? A harsh lesson that we all have to learn if we want to grow and expand is that nobody is coming to save you. Nobody is coming to do this for you, and if you reach this point in your life and you're thinking this sucks,  there must be a better way. I promise you, there is!

 

 

 The real problem though, is that when we don't give love to ourselves, then we really don't have enough to give away to others. Disconnection from self and our own needs, leads to a lack of empathy for others.
When parents lack...

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Single Parenting after a Toxic Relationship

There can be nothing more damaging to a child than the ending of a toxic relationship between the parents,  especially if one of the parents does not have the child's best interest at heart, such as with narcissists or sociopaths.  Given that it can take years to finally pluck up the courage to leave a toxic relationship, when you finally make it to freedom, it can be a tough pill to swallow to find that not only will you never be truly free, your beautiful and wondrous child, who you most probably left to protect, will now be used to manipulate, control and hurt you further.  In fact many there are many mothers who stay in the relationship way longer than they should, simply to avoid having to send their children to the man that may well have systematically abused them and potentially their children for many years.  After years of gaslighting and emotional abuse, breaking free and reclaiming yourself and your mental health must be a priority,  if you want...

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