In Praise of Football
This is a blog I never thought I would write.
I was going to have daughters. As a rampant feminist in my 20s I had ordered girl children only. I was going to be colouring in butterflies with gel pens, going to ballet classes, and brushing hair into plaits. I can do all of these … Read more
Eating my words: epic fail on the raising teenage boy front
So there I was …writing about the eclipse and how we need to be giving our young people the opportunity for direct learning in schools and now I’m eating humble pie…again.
Friday night found us in the village hall playing bingo with lots of other families to raise money for the community playground which is … Read more
Happy Mothers day Mums
This is unashamedly in praise of other mothers..thank you so much for being there.
Teresa was there to look after me when I was pregnant and home alone from Spain when my own house was rented out.
Suzanne gave me all her baby clothes, some handknitted by her nan. I used her baby bath and … Read more
Independence, compromise and collaboration
Spring has come which is why the rainbows are visiting our early morning wall paper..beautiful.
I don’t know if you have this in your relationships, especially with your significant others, but we seem to struggle with getting the balance right between what each of individually needs and what the group called ‘family’ needs.
When we … Read more
The last blog was all about power, control and responsibility.
Which then got me thinking about that word ‘responsible’
Able to respond.
Doh…I’d not thought of it like that before.
- So what does ‘being able to respond’ mean to you?
Able to respond to someone else.
Responding to someone else is different from … Read more
Responsibility, control and power
- What do ‘power’, ‘control’ and ‘responsibility’ look like to you?
I’ve been watching my kids and the people around me, as well as myself, and wondering what the relationship is between these words. I started off looking at it from a family perspective and then got to thinking about it at work and it strikes … Read more