Tell us about a journey — whether a physical trip you took, or an emotional one. Today my eldest, my firstborn left the nest. There is silence about her going, as we all come to terms with the empty space she has left. Today I cannot help but grieve. Twenty one years ago, I began … More Empty nest.
When our babies are young, we watch them like hawks. New mothers stare for hours at the faces, of their newborn. The idea of leaving them for even a short time, fills us with angst. Eventually we have to loosen the ties. Initially we trust only our husbands for babysitting, but in time we get … More Who can I trust to mind my child?
I met my future over twenty five years ago. And he changed me forever. He was everything I did not look for, and I became all I frowned upon. He was solid, steady, and clean shaven, an all round good looking “nice” guy. I became a love sick puppy, who chased her man shamelessly. Of … More One Pillow.
I have no faith. No belief in an afterlife. This is it. As good as it gets. I do not feel the need to argue over it, nor to tell others with strong faith, that they are wrong. Who knows maybe they are not. I grew up as a Catholic, and attended mass and was … More Miracle or coincidence?
Despite visiting my grandparents regularly on holidays, and my grandfather coming to live with us, after my grandmothers death, I never really knew them. I never asked the right questions, or showed any interest in who they were, or what sort of life they had lived. What I would give to be able to turn … More What Makes Me Me?
We all judge. Fact. It is a trait within us all. Some of us judge more regularly than others, Some more harshly or vocally. But we all do it. I have been reading quite a few parenting blogs recently, who have felt they were judged, and are unhappy with the judgement However in my humble … More How judgemental are you?
I’m pregnant! Oh the elation. It was an easy decision for me, to give up my career, and stay at home. Eventually becoming a mum to four. That was over twenty years ago. Before I had children, I knew who I was. A confident individual, who knew what they wanted, and had no conscience about, … More I lost myself in motherhood!
We all try to teach our children about fairness, and being good sports. However I have found that in most cases, children seen to naturally have these qualities, so perhaps it is us adults who corrupt them. The first time I pondered if this were the case, was a few years ago. I was teaching … More A Lesson Learned From An Eight Year Old!
I have the delight of having two children doing state exams. One is doing his leaving certificate, the other the junior (of no real purpose) certificate. We only have a few more weeks to wait, until both are questioned and judged. Luckily they seem to have taken after their Dad. Both appear happy to slog … More You are more than a good memory!
As a child I dreamed of being a mom, to eight children. I never really thought about the dad. In fact when I played with the boy next door, He got to be the dad, and in the game that meant he went to work, (around the side of the house), and spent hours there, … More My Life, A Dream That Didn’t Come True.