Greer Robson (Wheel of Fortune) talks about motherhood in today’s Sunday Star Times:
“…not having a clue what I was doing. Then I became a mother of two and was trying to figure out how on earth I was meant to prioritise between two crying babies. There aren’t a lot of backstops for me if illness strikes my family or any other unplanned dilemma that life can throw your way.
My negative feelings tend to occur more often at the end of a long day when I am exhausted and naturally less resilient, so I feel unresourced to deal with the ‘challenges’ my pre-schoolers – who are also tired by this time – decide to throw my way.
I try to not let my husband and children come second to anything else in my life as, without them, none of the other aspiration in my life would feel worthwhile. Sometimes I think women can start to put 100% of their energies into their children and the whole reason we had for starting a family – ie, we met the love of our lives – gets forgotten. In my view it’s important to nurture the primary relationship between a husband and wife equally alongside the relationship with the children to keep your family unit tight. I believe this creates a lot of positive effects that flow on to your children to make them feel happy and secure.”