What I believe

by | Oct 22, 2012 | Little Angie, Little Blogger, Little Life | 4 comments

What I Believe

When I first started writing here at The Little Mumma, I wrote whatever the fuck I wanted. I expressed myself very authentically.

As time went on and more people started to read my words, I began hesitating about how I expressed myself. Over time, I toned down the colourful language. I thought carefully about the things I wanted to reveal.

In short, I started to censor myself.

In some ways, that's good and necessary. I am always mindful about what I choose to share about Bren and the kids. And that won't ever change.

But in other ways, it makes my writing less Angie. And that defeats the purpose of what I do here. 

So why tone down the language? There are people who might find it lazy or gratuitous. If you met me, you would find that is exactly the way I swear. I am gratuitous – as fuck. I could apologise but that wouldn't be honest. The truth is that when Gwyneth Paltrow dropped the c on a chat show, I fell in love, then and there. I just did. I'm sorry. No, wait, I'm not! 

And there are other things I've held back from mentioning, things that are important and relevant to me and my journey as a mother and a woman, because I didn't want to offend anyone, spark a debate or attract haters.

To be clear, I think debate and difference of opinion can be healthy and wonderful. But that's not what I want this space to be about. I like the idea that people come here to identify and relate, not shape up for a fight. 

But while I don't seek to be controversial here, I don't want to suppress my thoughts either.

I like to think that the things I believe are worth believing in. That not everyone has to agree with me. And that despite this, there might still be a whole lot of common ground for us anyway. 

So just for the record, I believe in;

–  love

– weekend trips to Bunnings for a BBQ sausage in bread

– marriage equality

– dancing like a crazy to the music of my youth (think 90s, think Seattle)

– forgiveness

– global warming 

– the redeeming qualities of my children's laughter

– family

– second chances

– long showers (sorry global warming!)

– dishwashers

– vaccination

– recycling

– loud music

– having a good cry

– compassion – particularly in world leaders

– clean sheet day


– natural birth AND modern medicine

– breastfeeding

– legalising drugs – addicts should be treated as a health concern, not a legal one

– a woman's right to choose

– changing the gears myself

– doing good to feel good

– Ryan Gosling

– God (obviously – how else to explain Ryan?)

– friendship and especially my women friends

– my mum's cheesecake

– a good book

– that Atticus Finch is the greatest character ever written


– random acts of kindness

– exercise endorphins

Father Bob

– snail mail

– happy endings (not that kind….oh, okay, those, too)


There is more. I know there is. But it's a start.

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I’m Angie!  I mum. I write. I wife. My husband would say this is the correct order.  He’s so neeeedy. I live with my family in Melbourne, Australia, where I complain about the weather for 90% of the year – but I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Except maybe in Lake Como, waving to my neighbours George and Amal each morning.

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  1. zanni, heart mama

    My beliefs are so similar! Except your mum’s cheese cake. I’ve never tasted that but I’m sure it’s good!

  2. Birdwithachip

    I’m sorry you feel the need to censor yourself. I wish it wasn’t like that. Oh, and with a belief list like that, I know why I love your blog – and let’s be honest, you – so! X

  3. Kate

    Love it, totally get everything except the Ryan Gosling & The 90’s music, but that’s because I am a child of the 80’s and for me it’s Keanu! 😀

    YOU are SO right about Atticus Finch! Amazing man. I wish our kids could enjoy the anticipation of a letter in the post, but it doesn’t happen much anymore.

    Love your work Angie, it’s Fucking Brilliant!

  4. Madeleine

    Clean sheet day… YES! There needs to be a religion based on that alone.

    We share a lot of beliefs. Love this post. xx


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