Author Archives: Llew Dowley

Llew Dowley
Llew Dowley, mother of two beautiful children aged 3 and 6, launched her business The Buzz Writer, that she manages from home, in order to spend more quality time with her young family. Having completed studies in Small Business Marketing & Communications, specialising in web content, design and management, Llew’s drive is to help small business owners increase their online profiles, by creating new and engaging content in order to make them famous online. Llew is also the proud author of Crazy Mummy Syndrome – Toddlers, tantrums and the monsters in your head. An inspiring look at parenthood, depression and how spending time to look after your own mental health can have a positive effect on the whole family.

Help! Get my kids to listen & act, not fight me.

Help!  Get my kids to listen & act, not fight me.

Help! I’ve turned into my mother! Well it’s school holidays and the more the days go on, the more I find myself saying (yelling – let’s be honest) those age old phrases that our mother’s used to yell at us. It starts out with – I don’t care who started it, both of you just stop fighting!, Which is usually followed by – Go to your room, you are having 5 minutes time out! To which I usually get the reply – NO! and the result is me picking up the party in question, walking them to their room, sitting ...

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How to help a friend with postnatal depression

How to help a friend with postnatal depression

Postnatal Depression (PND) is what I call Crazy Mummy Syndrome. It is a dark feeling that you are not coping as a parent. That everything you are doing as a mother is incorrect. And that everyone is going to think that you are a bad mother because you think you are. Sometimes we hide our feelings from the people we love. Our partners, our family, our friends because we don’t want them to see us as weak. And the monsters in your head whisper, Everyone else can do this parent-thing, so why can’t I? What am I doing that is so ...

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Travel with kids on a plane – how to cope

Travel with kids on a plane – how to cope

Travelling without kids When I was in my twenties, my pet hate was having to hear kids screaming and throwing tantrums. The worst was when you were on a flight somewhere and you had to listen to a kid cry the entire way. I mean what was that parent doing? Just ignoring their child? Why wouldn’t they just make it stop?   Fast-forward ten years… Now I am that parent with the screaming children. The argumentative, rude and uncontrollable little kids that everyone is shaking their heads at are mine. It is just the worst. A confined space that you ...

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House of screams – Can’t take the screaming anymore, try laughing instead & other tactics that work!  

House of screams – Can’t take the screaming anymore, try laughing instead & other tactics that work!   

Ever feel like you live in the House Of Screams? An assortment of screaming and crying, emitting from your home everyday. There are days, when I feel like the people in the next suburb can hear what is coming from our house. The kids scream at each other. They scream at me. I’m screaming back at them. And then my husband comes home, and he has his turn yelling at the kids because I’ve had enough for the day. < insert audible sigh here > I don’t know how I became this person who screams all the time, gets frustrated ...

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