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Super Sarah White
Super Sarah White

What about me you ask? What has been going on in my life? Well, sit back, relax and let me tell you a story. The last year of my life has been such a journey. Sadly it’s not really been one of those inspirational journeys where everyone ends up enlightened and better people as the […]

Melbourne – redacted.
Melbourne - redacted.

I remember making the same mistake last year after the Aussie Bloggers Conference, I started reading everyone’s incredible recap posts and suddenly developed a terrible case of doubting myself. It didn’t help that I had been having some serious concerns about the state of my blog and I wasn’t entirely sure that I really wanted […]

Not so good.
Not so good.

I haven’t been doing so well this last week. I don’t know quite what happened, I think it’s a combination of a lot of things. Time of year, weather, fatigue. Hormones. Whatever it was that triggered it is kind of irrelevant, the end result is the same. I feel bad. I feel tired, lethargic, self-sabotaging. […]

A race well run.
A race well run.

I did it! 10kms done and dusted. All in all it was a good race, bloody hot and long and I didn’t manage to run the whole way, oh, and my time, well it was slow, 1hr15m actually which is an average pace of more than 7 minutes a km. But I am proud. Proud, achey and […]

Part three – Running, my obsession
Part three - Running, my obsession

Halfway through this year my bootcamp instructor convinced me to register for a 9km run across the harbour bridge in September. I decided not to do the third bootcamp because my Mum was coming over for a two week visit and money was a bit tight. Ron also wanted a bit more freedom during the […]

Part Two – fitness
Part Two - fitness

In Part two of my three part series on Weightloss, Bootcamp and Running I am going to talk about how I finally got my flabby bottom to a bootcamp after promising myself I would in January 2010. After a year of weekend boxing and mindful eating my weight was 87kgs, a 6.3kg loss in a […]

Part One – weight loss
Part One - weight loss

My journey to weight loss and fitness has been a long one with many twists in the road. In fact for the majority of my adult life I have had a love/hate relationship with diets, food, fitness and my body. I think that I might even have a diagnosable case of body dysmorphia because despite […]

Running.
Running.

Yesterday I realised a dream I have held for a long time. Along with 35,000 other runners I was part of a Sydney running festival across the Harbour Bridge and round the streets of this beautiful city! My bootcamp instructor registered a team for the 9km run and two of my very close friends decided […]

10 years on.
10 years on.

Its hard not to think about the anniversary of September 11. Right now the news is full of recognised threats against New York and tragic reminders of how that day played out ten years ago. We all have our memories of how the terrorists attacks on the World Trade Center changed our worlds. My memories […]

Through a lens.
Through a lens.

In 1994 I was 17 years old, I had just finished high school and was on my way to study a Bachelor of Journalism in a small university town in South Africa. I was young, so very young and so very idealistic. I had great belief that I was going to change the world and […]

After.
After.

After last week’s post about THE SHOES, I got an email from my Mum which really got me thinking. There has been lots of sadness and negativity around lately, lots of bad things happening to good people and in particular some close friends of my Mum’s. A friend had a hip replacement and then a […]

I just wanted you to know.
I just wanted you to know.

There is lots going on and not much happening at the moment. Its a funny time of year and despite my love of colder weather, I am over winter. Its wet, freezing and restricting me from doing all the things I love right now, like running, taking photographs and hanging out with my children and […]

This is me.

This week a blogger I like and respect wrote a very interesting blog post which made me do a lot of deep thinking. For a while, since the blogging conference I attended in March, I have been feeling confused about why I blog. I have been wrapped up in what other bloggers think, feeling sad […]

Happy Mothers Day, Mum!
Happy Mothers Day, Mum!

One of the very hardest things about living in Australia, is living so far away from my Mum. I should be used to it now, I went off to boarding school when I was 11 and have lived away from home pretty much ever since. Gosh that sounds harsh. The truth is that I decided […]

Take a breath.
Take a breath.

A few weeks ago I had a morning to myself for a photoshoot with a new baby and her proud parents at their house in the inner city suburbs. Amy was at preschool, Stella was with my friend Julie as part of our shared childcare arrangement and I was on my own. I gave myself […]

Flat
Flat

I have been feeling really flat this week, the ‘blogover’ from the awesome Aussie Bloggers Conference lingers along with a sense of melancholy. Its a combination of relief, Stella’s appointment with the Speech Pathologist went fantastically well, and exhaustion. The relief is wonderful, I have a post about our experience at the Speech Therapist coming […]

#AusBlogCon2011
#AusBlogCon2011

I am having difficulty knowing where to start in describing yesterday’s inaugural Aussie Bloggers Conference 2011. A room full of inspirational writers/bloggers/social commentators. Meeting people whom I have admired and followed for months and years. Talking to other women who are just like me, who have the same dreams, aspirations, fears. Listening to amazing people […]

I blog, therefore I am.

There is a lot of excitement in the Australian blogosphere this week. On Saturday morning, 184 bloggers are meeting at a hotel in Sydney for the first inaugural Australian Bloggers Conference 2011. A reality that began as a dream and with lots of hardwork and enthusiasm, has grown into what will prove to be an […]

Grown-up dilemmas
Grown-up dilemmas

Last week was a hardcore parenting week. Amy is back to throwing massive hissy fits whenever I say no and Stella has decided to traumatise me by ingesting money and burning up with a 40 degree temperatue. Parenting right now feels like the same battle, different day, rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat. I have lots of […]

Parenting – added bonus
Parenting - added bonus

There are many things about parenting that I didn’t anticipate, the fact that child vomit and wee and poo is not nearly as retch-inducing as I thought it would be, the fact that sleep is something a person can actually manage without and that even though my life is more different that I had capacity […]

Moving my blog

Right, so in case you didn’t know, I am going to be an attendee at the inaugural Australian Bloggers Conference which is happening here in Sydney next month. Its an incredibly exciting event and hopefully the start of great things in the world of blogging here in Australia. Its also been a source of some […]

New hair

I did post this on facebook but this is for Mum! I am loving my new hair, I had it cut on Thursday last week, its super short at the back, the tendril type bits tuck behind my ear when I am busy and it takes me two minutes to wash it and dry it. […]

Happy Anniversary!

Today Ron and I are celebrating our seven year wedding anniversary. Ron suprised me with beautiful flowers and this evening we cooked a delicious rib eye steak and served it with a fresh spinach salad with sundried tomatos, red onion, pine nuts and feta cheese. Just when I thought that was it, he brought out another […]

Emotional clutter

I have had a strange week. We have been on holiday but have stayed home, Ron went to day 2 of the final Ashes test on Tuesday and then played golf on Thursday so I have had a fair bit of time at home with the girls. That coupled with the fact that because I […]

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