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Motherhood

The bittersweet taste of my future

This week is strange to say the least. I am feeling somewhat lost as my mum duties have been seriously reduced. Matthew has disappeared off on a residential trip with the school. My little boy, suddenly grown up, not so little. This is what the future holds. There will be days when he is getting […]

Should we ban toy guns and other weapons?

When I was a child I didn’t play with guns. Swords: yes, but never guns. At Zach’s preschool there seems to be a high proportion of boys and every time I visit they are anxious to show me their sticks/constructed StickleBrick guns which are hurriedly transformed to ‘water pistols’ by the staff. Matthew and Anya […]

A-Z of positive personality traits to inspire in our children

Being a parent is a huge responsibility as well as a huge joy. For work I spend time with teenagers and it got me thinking about what traits I want to instil in my own children before I send them out into the big wide world, to cope with all of life’s challenges and lead […]

Should children attend funerals?

Last week we unfortunately had to attend a funeral. I won’t go into details but it was to celebrate the life of a wonderful 93 year old who was the last link with my paternal grandparents: family through love not blood. Sadly we have had many funerals over the last 8 years. Matthew attended his […]

What’s in Zach’s preschool bag?

OK so this is my third time of setting a child on their education journey at the wonderful local preschool. I think that nearly qualifies me as an expert in what to pack for a preschool session (because basically I’ve learned from my mistakes from Matthew and Anya!) Here are the contents of Zach’s bag: […]