Hi there! My name's Anne and I'm a 48 year old stay at home Mum, with 2 children. A girl aged 8 and a boy aged 6, living in a bayside suburb, about 22km out of Brisbane.
I like to think I am (blissfully) domesticated. I found it hard trying to do everything when the kids were little but as they're getting older I'm getting back on track. I love to have everything organised and everything in it's place. I don't think certain interior designs worry me anymore like I did before I had kids rather opting for a comfortable clean home that everyone feels safe and secure in. Bit like my Nanna's house, when she was alive. Nothing really matched but it was beautifully clean, homemade, recycled, fresh and a wonderful place to call home.
I've used the blog name as an acronym to describe a little about me. Here's a further explanation:
D-omesticated: Something my mother did teach me and that was how to be domesticated. She just didn't teach me how to do it AND raise children at the same time. I don't know how she managed with three girls.
O-bliging: Always obliging to the kids and the dogs but never myself. I don't mind. That's just the way it is.
M-ummy: If someone gave me a handbook, outlining what life would be like as a Mummy, I wouldn't have gone ahead and had children, honest. It is the most physical, emotional and demanding job I've ever, ever had. But it is also the most sentimental journey I have ever been on and my children teach me so much, especially unconditional love. I find myself smiling at any time of the day, thinking about something they've said or done. I love them to bits and wouldn't change it for the world.
E-ducator: Forever educating the children on life. I feel like I talk 24 hours a day, explaining things like why the sky is blue, why we have noses and how life works, in general. I love it though and would rather they find out from me.
S-avvy: I would like to think that I'm savvy when it comes to all things domestic. I like to make something out of nothing all the time and use up what I have around the house before having to buy more junk which just becomes landfill anyway.
B-lessed: To have given birth to two, healthy children with no disabilities and all fingers and toes. Especially only having them at aged 40 and 42, respectively, they were high risk pregnancies but we got through it.
L-oving: I'd like to think I'm loving to my family, the environment and everyone that I meet. My mantra in life is to do unto others as I would have them do unto me. It doesn't work all the time though but I keep at it.
I-ndustrious: Since having the kids I've been nothing but. Some days I feel like I get nowhere and don't have nothing to really show for my hard day's work except two happy, content little faces all snuggled up in bed every night. I guess that's reward enough.
S-ociable: I love to socialise and meet new people. Having kids has certainly opened up that side of my life again. It seems that motherhood is a very competitive thing though so there are a few more variables when deciding who you'd like to socialise with.
S-ympathetic: I'm forever sympathetic with the children, especially when they have a 'boo boo' or have their feelings hurt. It really hurts me and I can feel the tears well up but have to remain strong.
I-ntelligent: I think I'm intelligent enough to be able to string a few words together to form a sentence at the end of the day. If I can do that, I feel that I've 'made it'. Some nights I can't though.
T-enacious: Motherhood dictates that you can be nothing but tenacious. You have to make it to that finish line every day but someone keeps moving it. I can't give up. I just have to keep at it.
Y-earner: I'm always yearning for a better balance between motherhood and life as I knew it. I'm finding, that as the kids get older, there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I know that my life will never be the same as it was before kids. It will be better.
Hope you find something of interest on my blog.
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