Motherhood: It is like forgetting the words to your favourite song, and remembering every single Thomas the Tank Engine Character. It is helping your child search for the chocolate treats, that you actually ate last night.
So Motherhood is about Balance….
Like if you have eaten salads and shakes for the week, you balance that out with pizza and wine. Or you have worn your work pants for three days straight, you throw on some track pants for the next three days.
Motherhood encompasses many activities that require balance, and so does your child’s life. I always believe in letting my son be a child and run around in the mud, and have unstructured activities. Yet I balance that with set activities that we do during the week. Having these activities scheduled, helps my son grow as he is extremely social, active and likes to have some structure and routine. So whilst we were looking for a new weekend activity for Autumn, we were approached by the lovely team at “Soccer Time Kids.”
Soccer Time Kids is an organisation that runs a sports programme specifically designed for children aged 1 to 5 years old. The activities that they run during the session encourage participation of children in physical play, with soccer-based activities that develop their early gross motor skills.
What I have enjoyed the most so far, is seeing the excitement on my sons face when Saturday Morning rolls around, and his uniform is laid out. He absolutely adores the coaches, saying “Yes Coach” and listening throughout the session. (I seriously need to find out how these coaches manage to get an entire room of kids, to sit, listen and follow instructions.)
As some of you may already know I am quite artistic, and book orientated but I also believe in the power of sport and play. Because sport is important in that it is an environment that provides children with the confidence and skills to succeed not only in a sports sense, but in life.
For more details on Soccer Time Kids, or to enquire about a program near you, please visit:
Signing off now,
as a Mother who drank three espressos before 9am, and needs to balance that with a latte,
Rosanna Wilson is currently a full time mum to one and student.
She writes about her relationship with coffee, and how it parallels to her role as a mother. She is on a journey to find kid friendly, fashionable cafes for herself and her social two year old. She lives a breathes locale bayside
Rosanna Wilson. Brighton. Melbourne
Founder of MumBubandaBarista