We are not all equal

We are all born free and equal. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.  The lines above are the first of the children’s book ‘We are all Born Free – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in... Continue Reading →

Untitled

To the people who watch me from a far, I don't know what you think of me. I assume I come across as a confident, together kind of person. Opinionated and sure of myself.  A person who doesn't struggle with life. Hopefully I also come across as a compassionate and devoted person.For the most part... Continue Reading →

SETTLE FOR HAPPINESS

I am amazed by the amount of people who, if my intuition is correct, sell themselves short and settle. Settle for less than they deserve. Settle for less than fulfilled. Settle for less than happy. People don’t seem to value happiness. Or perhaps they don’t realise that happiness is a real thing that people actually... Continue Reading →

The Only One

You’re the only one who knows the inevitable ebbs and flows. People can try I suppose, to empathise with the regular lows, or imagine the blissful love your child bestows. But you can’t transpose, In any number of photos or detailed stories you disclose, the phenomenal triumphs and agonising woes. You’re the only one who... Continue Reading →

Green Kids

Sustainability is a hot topic these days and has been now for over a decade. If I define sustainability as adopting living patterns that satisfy the needs of now and don’t compromise the ability to meet the needs of the future, then sustainability is all encompassing of the way humans interact with each other as... Continue Reading →

Phobia

This is a story that I posted on an old blog of mine that has since been shut down. I remembered this moment today and thought you would appreciate an extra smile, or an additional chance to laugh today. I will warn you though. This parenting story is about poo. It is not one of those... Continue Reading →

A Girl and a Baby

Teenager – noun A person aged between 13 and 19 years. Synonyms: adolescent, youth, young person, minor, juvenile. Mother – noun A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth. Synonyms: female parent, matriarch. Ninety-nine percent. It may as well be one hundred. Or so I thought before I... Continue Reading →

Nurtured

Perspective. A wonderful thing. When you have it. Lost in self-consumption. Self-consumption spent white knuckled, bracing for the next wave. Maintain balance; avoid capsize. Life is not about staying dry. Clean and dry leaves endless facets ignored. Simplicity, not empty. Step back. The boat is still. Who knows how long for; cramped hands. Intuition. Familiar... Continue Reading →

Strength in Fragility

My Dear Friend,  You called today and I am so grateful I was able to answer as too often I’m not.  When I got to your door I saw a strong woman. A woman with a fighting spirit and a fierce ambition to be the master of all trades. I saw a woman I admire... Continue Reading →

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