I’ve returned from two nights staying at ‘home,’ the house I grew up in, where my mum still lives and the heart of my family beats. It’s filled me, as it always does, with nostalgia for days long gone and prompted me to look up an old post I wrote three years ago. I’ve polished … More Home, where my families heart still beats
You may recall reading my posts expressing mixed emotions of lonliness and pride as I waved two of my four children off to college. You’ve kindly continued to read my blog as I’ve waaahed about my family being halved, and the fact I can’t seem to adjust my cooking to allow for the reduction. Well … More What’s the opposite of empty nest?
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Those who follow this blog, know that all is not well in my world. A young boy, childhood Leukemia, and a bone marrow transplant, have consumed me. We celebrated cancers defeat, but my young friend, is now battling a very rare infection. It is now I see, the very fine line, we walk each and … More When words are not enough
I am back! After a few days away visiting my mum, I have returned to my own family. Sadly within hours I have managed to mess up! In my absence my husband and son had managed well. My husband had made two dinners, beef stroganoff and chicken curry. They had stroganoff day one, they had … More Am I The Worst Mother Ever?
Tomorrow I will pack my two youngest, into the car, and we will drive off to Dublin, to stay with my mum for a few days. Even though I left Dublin, over twenty five years ago, to live 200km away in Cork, with my husband and subsequent children, I still say when I head to … More Going Home!
In every home, school, family or workplace we label people. It may be a physical label, or a characteristic label. But every single person we know is labeled. I am due a visit to my mom soon. Its always something I look forward to. That draw within you, that pull bringing you home. When I … More Whats Your Label?
Remember when you first moved in together. How exciting life was. You decorated and bought the furniture for your new home. Every item was debated. The colour scheme was so important. Your house reflected your personality as a couple. And then you discovered you were expecting your first child. You began to put the necessary … More When Your House Becomes A Home.