It’s been a strange week. The reality of three children leaving home at the same time is dawning. It’s not all bad I can assure you. I’m already beginning to take more than a little delight in the quietness, lack of laundry, the joy of no ‘stuff’ strewn about the hall and the amount of … More Can you describe parenting in one word?
There is a saying “look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves”, I think the same is true in parenting. As parents we worry about the big things, our childrens education, relationships, friends, achievements. However if I look back on my own childhood, with the benefit of hindsight, it is the little … More The pennies and pounds of parenting.
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.
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?
When I was a child, my greatest wish, was to be a boy. I would not wear dresses or skirts, and liked nothing better, than to go climbing or play football with the boys. As the years went by, I did grow into my female self, and liked what it offered me. However I always … More Women Are Right?
Here follows an account of the dangers of oestrogen meeting testosterone I am, I like to think, a relatively laid back parent, not overly prone to anger. However on one memorable occasion I saw bright red. I think looking back it may have been an excessive release of oestrogen! What ever caused it I definitely … More Testosterone meets Oestrogen.