I had planned to sit down today and blog away peacefully whilst my little guy took his afternoon nap - but my peacefulness has been seriously hampered by an electricity bill and then having to deal with the idiots who make up the random numbers to add to my bill each month before they send it out. I have this vision that they sit in their offices and spin a wheel with figures on it and wherever it lands, that's what they charge you. It drives me crazy!

On top of that, I really hate it when you call up and you have to go through the whole press 1 for something totally irrelevant and press 2 to kiss my arse palava.... and then when you get through you get "Justin" from Mumbai. Who is obviously not a Justin, who is so sorry for the inconvenience... blah blah blah and then you get more random numbers the following month. 

I am still listening to the online music whilst I type this so that might account for my continuing aggression on this topic .. I'm waiting for the reference number so when I have to call back again about the same problem next month and they say they have no record of me ever calling at least I'll have a reference number. OK, that's my rant ..... ommmm ... I'm taking a deep breath and letting it go.

Today I wanted to do something a little different and that is get your opinion (instead of just giving you mine, that is). Now, as you may or may not know I have been busily blogging away each day towards my 1 post a day for 365 days. But I am wondering if it is too much to take on as a reader. So my question is would you prefer to have one post a day or cut back to a certain number a week?? I know not everyone has time to read blogs every day. What would be your preference as a reader?? How many posts would you like to read a week?

Also, as you may have noticed I am not short of an opinion or story - but I was wondering if there are particular things you would like to read about??  Are there particular themes you would like to see tackled each week? Is there something you would like to read about in particular??

I know that some readers are happy to read but not so keen on the participation part but I would ask that you throw caution to the wind and give me your opinion anyway. Please .... pretty please.

All you need to do is put your info down the bottom of this post and give me your comment. You can even make a name up ... should you be in witness protection or just feel really private about sharing. You will not be signed up to anything, your name does not go onto a database in India to receive calls asking for your help to save the orphan pigmy possums at some time in the future, you won't be hearing from Justin either. It's just me and I would love your opinion.


Hi there and welcome to Motherload - the very first posting!! Da Da. I plan to  explore the rumblings, ruminations and rants of one everyday mother who was supposed to be extraondinary - but who's powers of "extraordinaryness" have yet  to arrive. Surely, I am not the only one who feels that they were supposed to be somewhere else at "this stage of the game" and sadly, are not?

I am a mother of two smallish children, 9 and 2, a wife and a stay at home mum. Something I have yet to come to terms with  .. the stay at home mum bit - not my children. I did not see my life turning in this particular direction until I was already standing there looking about vaguely thinking .. how the hell did that happen? Where is my stellar career, where is my purpose, why do I have no reason to get out of yoga pants? 

As a mother who is looking for an everyday stimulation outside the act of mothering, I have set myself a small challenge. Well, perhaps a big challenge... it depends on how motivated I really am once this is out there in cyberspace for all (or no-one) to see. I plan to blog
everyday for the next year. That's right - you heard it here. A post a day for
the next 365 days. 

I have started and abandoned two previous blogs, well, they are still there - just not me, they
don't seem to quite fit what I wanted and I was unsure of their direction - I am beginning to sense a theme here. But I have a feeling that setting this particular goal will keep me on track. I am a creative type, so I plan to  use Motherload to talk about the daily frustrations of a being stay at home mum,  the joys (alright - you got me... it's not ALL bad), some of my creative ventures and challenges and maybe even some tips and recommendations, should I
come across anything exciting enough to pass on.

So there it is, out there for the world to see. Or no-one. I could just be talking to
myself. But a challenge is a challenge. So.... challenge accepted!! Woohoo, here
we go! I can feel the adrenaline kicking in already or that could just be the
endorphins as I am just about to get back into 50 Shades of Grey - the
phenomena. I am yet to see what all the hoo haa is about but I am only 80 pages
in, so I'll keep you posted.