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When the winter blues set it

For me the winter blues doesn’t mean depression it means darkness, cold, isolation through sickness and well just sickness.

I’m all armed and rearing to go. Well I’m in the pre tense planning phase as I’m going to get the flu shot for Matisse and I.  I’m prepared for those tears, probably my tears she is much more relaxed than me. But it’s time.

With child care germs, work germs other family germs I’m in a state as to what else to help her get through. Weirdly I wasn’t so worried last year maybe that Facebook video about children getting hospitalised and potentially seriously ill triggered an alarm bell in me.

The household has been hit already hence my little break giving me fair warning as to what is about to come. On the flip side Matisse now takes panadol. A constant battle since she was born and now she just does it herself. All those hours figuring out how I could possibly get it in to her and all of a sudden she is asking for it because she is sick.

What is your best defense for the bugs currently going round?


Hi! I'm Kate, I hail from Melbourne with my three loves, Willow, Matisse and my husband Dan. I enjoy staying active, attempting to be crafty, discovering new recipes and fun things to do with my daughters. I have found that becoming a mum has tapped in to this raw positive energy that I never knew I had. In this weird new world I live in I've found that I need to look after myself more to keep myself healthy and be a positive role model for the littler ones. Keeping this in mind has kept me on track to create the best me and be a better Mum. Well it's a work in progress but we all need to aspire to something right? I am also a writer, chugging away at that elusive novel but now is the time people. I am writing and you get to hear all about it, just joking, I won't bore you with that. If you want to know where I'm at please feel free to ask it might give me a boot to get me going in my less motivated of moments. I'm passionate about women's rights, equality, children's rights and mental health. I want to say social justice as a whole but it is so broad. I believe we all have the right to be the best that we can. I look forward to getting to know you all and sharing my crazy life.

One thought on “When the winter blues set it

  1. We had our flu vaccine a week ago now. Matisse had no adverse reaction to the shot and although she hated the injection itself the jelly beans at the end made it all worth it. The weirdo chose the black one too, it was her first time, we will forgive her. Now we have to do it all again as for this age group they give it in half doses and now she knows what is happening I don’t think it will be as calm.


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