Since launching girledworld through the University of Melbourne with my cracker-jack Co-founder Edwina Kolomanski a few months ago, many people have asked me about my own four girls, and my approach to mothering. In other words, how am I helping them rise to meet their potential and what does the everyday stuff of life and parenting look like in our house?
What I can say is that like any working parents bringing up their bambinos, it is perfectly chaotic, and we have all the usual thrills and spills and almost-didn't-make-it-where's-my-sports-top-eggs-for-dinner-no-toilet-paper-get-in-the-car-what-do-you-mean-you-need-to-build-the-city-of-Pompei-at-scale-and-bring-it-to-school-tomorrow-WTF moments.
But that's normal. And we're lucky. And we seriously do take stock of our good fortune regularly. We don't have to look too far to see suffering. Reminds us to carpe diem, and give when and where we can to communities around us that need a hand.
I thought this article on our family and in particular bringing up girls that featured on The Grace Tales summed up the stuff of our life better than I can rehash here.
Enjoy. And thanks for reading. MG x
Read The Grace Tales: The Tale of Madeleine, Violet, Audrey, Harriet & Olive Grummet here.