The feminine mystique

A heart that whispers

I am ready to love

A body yearning

So fragile

delicate

but ready to touch

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Her spirit

Her essence

Her breath entwined

Thoughts that magic sprinkle

A mysterious mind

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A beauty alluring

Complex

unique

Compelling

Universal celebration

Looking within

The feminine mystique

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Photo by Sue Vincent

Transition

From her tippy toes to the top of her head

Warmth rising

Flushing her cheeks

To a glorious rosy red

*

Giddiness, joy, elation

Her head did spin

Was it the champagne

Or daily life intoxication

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A beautiful memory

A face looking at her

Feeling nostalgic

oh dear how young we were

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Her life of spectacular moments

Tells story upon her beautiful face

Softness, fine lines

Charming, full of grace

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Youth lays behind

Only in time

Keep dreaming of that life

Passion keeps you in prime

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A turning point

A time of transition

A time in life

A new definition

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From light to dark

She will shine inside

It’s grey, Imperfect

Move effortlessly through to the other side

*

Wisdom and experience

As she enters a new phase

Elegance, truth and love

She will continue to navigate life’s maze

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Welcome to middle age a time of transition. It doesn’t have to be a time of darkness. Stay in the light 💋💋💋

#thursday prompt Sue Vincent

That life inside of you ❤️

To my fellow middle aged mums, do you remember this moment. Those beautiful moments of feeling your baby move. Knowing you are growing a precious life inside you. This little human is part of you, is you and is now your life. Your world. My children are now 23 and 21. They are still my world, my life, my everything’s. Who else still feels like this?

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Did you feel me move

I’m playing in your tummy

I am coming very soon

I can’t wait to meet you mummy

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Daddy lay your hands on me

Gently touch mummy’s tummy

I will be your most precious human

irreplaceable, no amount of money

*

I’m coming into your world

I’ll be here very soon

I’ll shine brighter than all the stars

More brilliant than the fullest moon

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Nine months inside your body

I’ve listened to your heartbeat

dear mummy, one day soon

We are really going to meet

*

I picked myself a mummy

I picked myself a daddy

I found two people to comfort me,

Wipe my button nose, when it’s runny

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I will be your adored little girl

No longer just a dream

You will look at me with love

Gentle words and eyes agleam

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I cannot wait to see your face

I cannot wait to feel your touch

Swaddle me with your love

There will never be too much

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What color will my eyes be

Blue, brown, or green

I’m going to have the prettiest eyes

That you both have ever seen

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Do you promise to kiss me every night

on my perfect lips and nose,

Do you promise to play with me,

count my little fingers and toes

*

This little piggy,

Daddy can we play

Be by my side always

Never go away

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I want to have bubble baths

I want to cuddle a teddy bear

but most of all I just want

my mum and dad to always be there

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Teach me about this thing called life

I want to do everything

Good,

wondrous

learn from all the strife

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Teach me how to count

Teach me how to cook

Teach me the alphabet

And how to read a book

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Lets pick flowers

Cuddle for hours

Teach me kindness

So my morals are the finest

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Teach me to be like you two

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We will run in puddles

Play in the rain

Eat ice cream

Again and again

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I have so much to look forward to

I love you both so much

My best day is yet to come

When I feel your loving touch

💗💗💗💗

What was I looking for?

We women pride ourselves on our ability to multitask.

Do you agree?

Well this mornings multitasking effort consisted of only two jobs.

One was having a conversation on the phone whilst on it was on speaker, the other was drinking my cup of coffee.

As I finish my cup of coffee I walked to the sink, put my phone down on the bench, and continued to chat into my empty coffee cup as I walked out of the kitchen. Hmmmm I wondered why they did not answer me.

Hello brain fog, ovary brain, menopausal brain.

Do you experience forgetful moments? Well you are not alone.

So in the last two blogs we’ve talked about the symptoms of menopause.

As I have mentioned the symptoms menopause are different for each and every woman and can include anything from night sweats, to weight gain to thinning hair, but as I’ve gone through today, many women also report feeling forgetful or having a general brain fog that makes it hard for them to concentrate.

Example number two. I’m sharing just to let you know you’re not the only one. This happened a couple weeks ago. I just FORGOT to share ha ha

Starting work at 6.30am (yes seriously) until 9.30am. At 9:45am I hop in my car to head home, this is all of 5 minutes away. At 10am I’m still happily driving, but where?

I found myself about 5 km past my scheduled destination, driving along the stunning Mornington Peninsula esplanade to an unknown destination.

Bingo…

Another case of brain fog and as I said it’s quite common amongst us peri menopausal girls. Researchers say that some 60% of middle age women report difficulty concentrating and other issues with cognition. This can tend to spike a little bit more for women who are perimenopausal. I will add that my personal opinion is , we are mums with busy lifestyles, you possibly work, you probably have Children, you’re doing housework, you’re thinking about what to have for dinner tonight, you have to make time to get to the shops, it’s grandma’s birthday on the weekend, with all that’s going on in our brains is it any wonder that we get a bit foggy at times. My personal though opinion ha ha. Back to the real story menopausal brain fog

What causes the foggy thinking, it’s to do with hormone changes.

Your sleep quality may add to the brain fog and sleep problems is one of the symptoms of menopause or hormonal imbalance

Did you know one of the most common underlying denominators with all women and hormone imbalance is stress so take some time out relax.

Have you ever tried meditation?

Take 5 to 30 minutes a day and sit outside in the sunshine (Vit D is so good for you ) close your eyes and just listen to what is going on around you. Try not to think about anything and just RELAX & BREATHE

Try a Yoga or Pilates class. Did you know these modes of exercise also train your brain as well as your body? It improves your memory, makes you smarter, and if you bring along the boys maybe they can learn to multitask. 😂😂😂

Letting that little hand go

It’s my first born sons birthday tomorrow and I wrote a little something from the heart

i made a wish, once upon a time

That everything in my life

would work out fine

Enter one little boy we named Kade

My heart was full

He was more perfect than for all I had prayed

The cutest little man I ever did see

Innocence, cheekiness, mischievousness was bestowed upon me

He held my hand for many years

As he got older, he let go

I shed motherly tears

It’s ok though

Seeds you must sow

Live your life

I’ll watch you beautifully grow

Your hand may no longer be in mine

My love for you in one sentence I define

I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow

I love you to the moon and back infinity

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Happy birthday from the proudest Mum in the world