Proud Parents

Parents evenings are part of any parent’s life, and, of course, any teacher’s, and I have been to many in my life, on both sides of the table.

But a recent parents evening, one where I was ‘the teacher’, really moved me.

Two fathers really had an impact on me.  All the parents were lovely … Read more


What is loss?

P asked me what the loss of a parent is like.

It is cutting trees by the river with your mum’s pruning saw and dropping it in the water, shouting ‘No! No! No!’ as you grab for it and can’t reach it and watch it sink into darkness away from you.

It is a sick … Read more


Mothers and Spiritual Practice

Today I want to be at the sweat lodge. Today I want to be with my kids.  I can’t do both. I’m sitting at home writing this rather than driving to the sweat lodge because I chose family over spirituality.  How can mothers combine the two?

Feeling Torn

I hate the word ‘spirituality’ for all … 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


Let’s talk about Sex….and ego states

Hi all..there were a whole load of photos for this post but I’m in Croatia on a nightmare of an internet connection and  they’re not  loading so I’ll have to use word.  Sorry.

So I’ve been thinking about sex in a long term relationship and wondering if/how/what keeps the passion going once the two year … Read more


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