Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sunshine and Happy Days....

Pic uploaded from Nanagyei on Flickr

Well I just feel SO lucky! I have attended two Sunny Mummy events in the past week! If you are a mummy, please visit Stacey's website, check out her blog and definitely the facebook page (if facebook's your thing)! Plus there is a bunch of tool and info on the main site.

But what is it? It's all about 'enjoying' not 'enduring' motherhood! Realising that you can't be the perfect everything to everyone, and especially if you aren't taking care of yourself first! It's a very supportive and uplifting community that I am finding is not only online, but in person also! It's recently been dubbed the Sunny Mummy Sisterhood! I love it  :)

So the first event was the Buffet of Life breakfast at Darling Harbour on Saturday morning. I decided to make the most of my 'child free time' and caught the train into the city. And what do I do on this train... I read a book! A Sophie Kinsella book! Pure luxury...  So what was the breakfast about? Well all the things I mentioned above. Stacey spoke of the beginning of Sunny Mummy (read her blog for more info... I hadn't planned on crying), and spoke of her experience, and said so many things that really hit home. There was also a guest speaker Joanne Felder who spoke of her experiences which lead to her new book (soon to be released) 'When hungry, Eat'. She talked to the similarities between food/eating and life, and our tendency to over stuff our selves. Very funny lady! I was also very fortunate to have been sitting at the table that 'won everything'! I won a Health & Well-Being Journal as well as getting one of the jam packed goodie bags! You can check out Steph's Blog over at MooBear Designs who also attended, and got some WONDERFUL pics!  Sadly I forgot my camera. A new friend, Leanne has also blogged about the event here.

And this morning I attended the Mums, Dads and Bubs club at Castle Hill RSL. It was a wonderful morning out, hearing from Stacey about the stages of Motherhood, and getting to chat to other lovely Mums! (No dad's today) There were so many times that Stacey would say something, and I wished we could pause and break into groups to discuss. Although this would have made for a very long day  :-)

Has my life changed in the past week? Yes! How can I tell? Well I have taken two bubble baths for the first time in a long time, and I have deleted my series recording of Home & Away  :-)

Pic uploaded from Or Hiltch on Flikr

Do yourself a favour and put a ray of sunshine in your life today!


  1. Lisa (Snugglebug)June 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM

    Great post Naomi!! You just said everything I would have LIKED to have said but don't know how. (Although, unfortunately I can only dream of a lovely bath - ours is as big as a bird bath)! :)

  2. Thanks Lisa!! I really could have said so much more, but thought the post was long enough already. I dream about the bath in the pic... :)

  3. WOW... you did Sunny Mummy justice!! That's incredible!! Thanks for the link too!! Being a Sunny Mummy is so inspiring. It's even more inspiring knowing that there are more Mummies out there shining bright!!

    xo Steph

  4. Thanks Steph! I totally meant to write back on your blog and let you know I was going to link to yours, but think I forgot in all the madness of life!