Can I just say, you are my inspiration!
Last week I wrote about being kind to yourself and giving your kids permission to follow their dreams by acting that role yourself. And WOW! The response I got was enough to make me cry.
So many emails from Mums (and Dads!) who said they really needed to hear that message right then! In the midst of chasing their dreams there are still bills to pay and households to run all while studying, working, trying to be a decent parent and just survive! We humans put so much pressure on ourselves!
But some of the stories that you shared with me were epic! They may seem like nothing now, but one day your kids will look back like “Yep, my mum was a superstar. She went for it!” And we have to celebrate that shit!
So right now. Give yourself a bloody well deserved pat on the back for whatever it is you are doing! High five the air! Right back at ya!
And now, I would like you to think of someone else in your life who is totally worth celebrating. And I mean anyone!
Whether they are the cutest darn baby you just gave birth to? Or a grown up baby graduating from uni. Or another mother doing something epic!
I have a special something for you… let’s take a trip down memory lane.
Do you remember the Ballarat News?
The free paper delivered each week, and the only reason you opened it was to see the Baby Announcements and the Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down? Sometimes I looked at the real estate guide or the catalogues, but it was really the babies & the thumbs for me!
These days, who wants to pay for a few lines in the paper about their squishy new bundle of joy, for nobody to read? I put a notice in for my little boy a couple of years ago, it cost me a bucket, and nobody saw it! I had to TELL my family to buy the paper just so they knew it was in there! It’s a bit of a let down.
Well, we’ve brought it back!
Not the thumbs down! But the Announcements pages in our magazine!
Each issue, Ballarat FAMILY Magazine has a section dedicated especially to YOU!
- Announce your gorgeous new babies
- Pronounce your love and devotion to your new fiance
- And simply celebrate success in your family and tell a loved one that you are proud of them for whatever they are doing! Graduating, doing a deb, making the team, or just doing a darn good job of their chores or surviving the daily grind!
As you know, the magazine is out every 3 months, so you’ll see your announcements online in the beautiful flip mag which you can screenshot for all your friends to see! Or just tell them to go download it.
AND mail subscribers will get yours in the post to keep forever and treasure! So if you haven’t got a mail subscription, click here to get one !
So let’s celebrate the shit out of our families!
Our kids, our partners, our loved ones! Big and small. We can’t all have 2 billion people watching our wedding live on TV. Sometimes, just knowing that our kids are doing OK in life is occassion enough to celebrate! But click here to pop in your details and tell the good folk of Ballarat how proud you are!
And as my Nanna Ivy always used to write in my birthday cards.
Stay as sweet as you are!
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