Parents and Protection

We went away over half term to meet with our friends as we often do.  But this time one family was not there.  The  primary-school-aged daughter had broken her leg very badly whilst ice skating.  Her femur snapped and fractured and she was in hospital for a number of days until she gained mobility.  My Read more

Sons – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

I wrote this last Saturday, after Youngest Son’s birthday….

‘It was youngest son’s birthday today and it’s been full on. Up, presents, breakfast, football pitch, lazer quest, football pitch, home, lego, bed.  Full on, non stop.  It took loads of organising too..texting parents, buying food, presents, balloons; you know how it goes.

But tonight I … Read more


Women and Divorce

I’m in the middle of writing my next book which is about how to make the best of the end of a relationship whether it is ending through divorce, separation or bereavement (they are more similar than you might think).

As you know, I’m divorced and I know lots of people who are also divorced.  … Read more


Kids can be good for your career

I’ve spent the day with two lovely women.  One a make up artist and one a photographer.

All of us work part time and/or run our own businesses.

We all started to do this when we had our kids.  Before that we had all worked full time, doing the career woman bit.

I think that … Read more


Wanting More More More

Remember that song: More More More (or am I showing my age here?  The video is so 70s it will make you laugh and cringe)

One of the pieces of feedback I got from the blog about contentment was how easy it is to keep looking for more, rather than being content with what we … Read more


Privacy

Today has just been one of those days where I don’t feel like  I’ve had my needs met..or rather, that I have managed to meet my own needs.

My lovely start to half term was a screaming worthy of raising the dead and which led into a half hour sharing circle to try and establish … Read more


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