Thoughtful Thursday – 17th May 2013

Thoughtful Thursday

So, I know it’s Friday, but I wanted to share this with you.

I wrote last week about how I’m struggling lately, you can read it {here} to catch up. I don’t think it’s all down to depression, but more lack of sleep, lack of confidence in my parenting and just generally feeling a bit overwhelmed.

I need to change my trail of thinking. I need to think positively and not negatively. I need to “turn that frown upside down”.

In my previous post, I decided I was going to write weekly all the positive and good things that have happened during the week. That I was going to try and find the good in the children and try to be a better mummy and person.

I had planned to write the post on a Friday, but I thought I’d switch it to a Thursday as, well, I couldn’t find any nice positive F words 🙂

Going forward, this post will be published on a Thursday, but for now, here’s my Thoughtful Thursday; on a Friday.

I admit here and now that this week has not been good. I have had my buttons pushed more times than an impatient pedestrian at a Pelican crossing, but I have tries really hard to see what good has happened this week. So here goes:


*Our 5th Wedding Anniversary
*Kids were relatively well behaved whilst out in town.


*I managed some time to myself (it was a 10k sponsored walk).


*Older 2 weren’t too bad getting ready for school.
*Toddler behaved really well at baby weigh clinic.
*Toddler napped nicely.


*Toddler napped nicely.


*Baby had a long lie in (even though he’d been up all night screaming)
*Toddler napped nicely.
*Had a quick 30 minute nap.


*Met up with a friend.
*Toddler got in the pushchair when asked, no arguments or tantrums.
*Toddler walked nicely and I didn’t have to ask her to stay by me.
*Toddler ate her lunch nicely.

I know it doesn’t seem like a lot and my “positives” are fairly trivial at the moment, but it’s all a step in the right direction??



  1. May 17, 2013 / 11:31 am

    I should do this. Finding positives each day xx

    • Confessions of a SAHM
      May 17, 2013 / 11:39 am

      It’s hard, but I’m hoping it’ll get easier. I need to change the way I think and hoping this will help.

      Please let me know if you do this, would love to know how others get on x