To those of you who read this after putting your little ones to bed, to those of you who dream, as you drown in everyday parenting, to those of you who cannot remember life before children, I have only one thing to say… it does end, and as you look back you will shake your … More As off you go.
And so you are gone. This is how it should be. You, all grown up and seeking new adventure; the nest too small; the world calling you. Yet not too many years ago I was your world and you were mine. There is one moment, clearly etched in my mind, when the small baby that … More May all your dreams come true.
As I help my son pack up to leave home until September, I am reminded of a story a friend of mine told me. She is from a large, very close, farming family. Her parents worked extraordinarily hard, as did she and her siblings when they were not at school. Being a typical Irish family … More My new year begins with a challenge.
I’m jumping off the pre Christmas crazy train. Today I ignored the palpitations I felt as I checked and double checked how few days are left until Christmas. I resisted the urge to rush to the shops to continue to buy presents. Today I decided to just be. Yesterday my two eldest children returned from … More Stop the clock!
Are your children going back to school soon? Do you ever forget, even for a moment? Or am I the only one counting down the weeks, days, or even at times hours, until the official day I get my house back? Please tell me I’m not alone. Today I woke up to yet another million … More Am I the only one?
“Wear your ruby shoes when you’re far away, so you’ll always stay home in your heart”. (love and happiness) From the moment my first baby was placed in my arms I became a different person. Life was no longer about me. When she smiled my heart soared, when she cried my heart broke. When she … More I hold my breath until I see you again.
Do you ever look forward to something and when it happens you realise the anticipation was almost as good as the event? The waiting, and imagining. The time spent watching the calendar and mentally ticking off the days. Equally there are days looming in our future which we dread. I wonder when they come will … More Final days.