#@$*

My sisters and I were brought up in a household that not only encouraged, but demanded respectful language. We weren’t allowed to say shut up, bloody, bugger, or crap. One aunty didn’t even let us say fart or bum. Your typical four letter swear words were definitely off limits. This wasn’t just a rule for... 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 →

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 →

Panic

Anxiety can be a silent struggle and is too often misunderstood. As a parent, regardless of whether you struggle with anxiety or not, parenting a child with anxiety is a difficult challenge. Sometimes I think struggling with anxiety complicates my decisions on how to parent a child with anxiety even though I have empathy and... Continue Reading →

Stereotypes are Limiting

Stereotypes are an inescapable fact of life. They are going to exist because (at least I think) it’s in human nature to over simplify things so that they fit into a neat little box or category. Most stereotypes, if not all, are somewhat damaging. Each time I have a child I am again overwhelmed with... Continue Reading →

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