On holidays the camera never lies, but the photographer sometimes does.

Once again this year I carefully selected my favourite photographs of our holiday to showcase on Facebook. Funnily enough I didn’t take any pictures of the less than memorable moments, and like any family holiday, there were quite a lot of them. Our recent getaways have been peppered with illness, car breakdowns and near death…

My Sunflower

Such a lovely sweet poem by a mother about her baby who has learnt to sit, Source: My Sunflower

The Cost of Children vs the Value of Children?

I recently heard a couple of discussions on the radio about family sizes and the cost of children. I’m trying to figure out whether or not I chose to have my four kids (I do choose to keep them though), I certainly was clueless about how much it would cost us, financially, emotionally and physically….

Moving a mountain one coffee spoon at a time.

I have just finished writing Chapter Ten. Progress is achingly slow, I have a hundred little distractions (like this, and I need a cuppa coffee). Yesterday it took me from 12pm til 6pm to sit still long enough in order to type a meaningful sentence. How do people write huge volumes? I feel like the…

100 Posts, 100 Words

My 100th blog post! Fifteen months ago I took a risk and applied for a job knew I wouldn’t get. (I was right, I didn’t). I had very little of the experience required but it sounded like my dream job. However, in the application process, I discovered the wonderful world of blogging, which is inhabited…

May I suggest some Design Improvements in children?

Babies and Children could do with some Basic Improvements -IMHO. With all due respect to the wonderful way children are made, I would like to suggest a couple of improvements in their basic design. These are simply for making my life easier as a Mum. BTW I’m a professional Mum – I have 60 years…

A Cord of Three Strands…

Gosh, I just realised something – I think I inadvertently told a few lies when I got married!! I’d better tell my hubby and apologise (it’s been over two decades of deceit, hope he understands). I seem to remember that I promised to love him UNconditionally, for better or worse, ’til death, or something to…

It’s six months since my little nephew died.

On the 17th December 2016 my little 8 year old nephew died after a brief fight with illness following a strep throat which triggered a very rare and fatal syndrome called HLH (Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis). The easiest part of parenting is talking to other parents about how very hard it is to be a parent. The…

#ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail: Week 1

Originally posted on Mom Of Two Little Girls:
Hi all. Welcome to my new feature: #ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail. The aim of this feature is to have parents share their most memorable “winning at parenting” moment AND their most memorable “failing at parenting” moment too. By doing this I hope to share the love and help…

Trying-not-to-get-into-a-Hump, day.

Today is Wednesday, or ‘hump’ day because it’s is the hump you have to get over in the middle of the week, it’s downhill to the weekend from here. Reason enough for a celebration – YAY. Except I have an awful confession – there was a time I used to dread the weekends when the…