Being a wife has its own challenges right? Here I discuss and sometimes rant about mine

My husband quit his job, and started his own business. Introducing Ootrey!

ootreyOotrey” he said. That’s what I’m going to call my business one day. I think he continued speaking but I had just switched off by this point. The way I understand it, one day is the place you put all your hopes and dreams for yourself and your family. The place you go when you dream of when things are ideal. (Which as we all know is never). When he told me about it I honestly never thought we would be here. Chasing dreams and all that. (more…)

Dear husband, stop supporting me already!

Last week I shared about my mental battle with breastfeeding. And then I just went quiet. I got such positive feedback. Thank you to everyone who read my post and felt the need to comment it means so much to me. Some people said, stop slow down you are pushing yourself so hard. Which after reading them I was, guess what? Relieved to read. I needed someone to just say. Hey! It’s okay. Not someone though. My husband. He has been supporting me this whole time. It is how I got this far. But now… Dear husband, stop supporting me please. (more…)

How to not ditch your husband after you have a baby!

“Me and you sitting in a tree – K.I.S.S.I.N.G, first comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes a baby in a baby carriage!” And then? And then what? Well, I googled it – and the rest of the song says “Sucking his thumb, wetting his pants, doing the hula, hula dance!” They got that part right! But the me and you is no longer important after you have a baby comes. We don’t even feature in the song anymore. (more…)

Mom Guilt: The Payback Factor

I have been AWOL (absent without leave) for a week, whilst my life has been less than its usual imperfect self. All the while looking back now I tried to maintain some normality – which as we know raises even more havoc!The #ECMeetUp was on my calendar (side note: this was amazing!) for a really long time, but early last week it seemed this plan was destined to fail. Is this a Murphy’s Law thing? Because I really, really could do with a break here! (more…)

Angry cleaning – are you guilty too?

angry cleaning

At first I thought I was the only one who cleaned when I was angry or anxious. When I did a bit of research as to why I do this – I actually found out “angry cleaning” and “cleaning rage” is an actual thing. Most people feel a compulsive urge to clean something when they are annoyed or frustrated about or with someone.  (more…)