For the sake of my kids and society at large I am practiced at putting on a brave face but I am struggling a lot at the moment; every now and then the facade cracks and I spill awkward tears before strangers. These past six months have been a dark time and possibly the name… Continue reading Fear, Anxiety and Worry- the three false lovers I’m breaking-up with.
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… Continue reading A Cord of Three Strands…
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… Continue reading It’s six months since my little nephew died.
I had an opportunity to share a story on a parenting blog I follow. I’m not brave enough to share my worst parenting fails just yet but here’s one of them. Plus a win which I truly take delight in. Take a peek at her site over here:
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 everyone realise that there are no perfect parents, just lots of perfect and imperfect moments that make this whole job what it is, the blessing we are all grateful for. I want to provide a platform for us to share our most proud parenting win moment (however small it might be, as long as it was huge for you), and our most awful (and quite possibly hilarious) parenting fail moment because we’ve all had a few of those.
My first volunteer for this feature is Liberty Henwick from Liberty On The Lighter Side. Here’s what she has to share:
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The more we talk about her, the more I realise that women of my generation (who watched TV between 1975 and 1979) are in love with Wonder Woman. So the making of this film (by a female director) has been timed to perfection, here we are little girls grown big, yearning for a big bit… Continue reading Wonder Woman – ‘little girl me’ meets ‘big girl me’ at the cinema.
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… Continue reading Trying-not-to-get-into-a-Hump, day.
I recently heard an Israeli man speak at a Christian meeting and some of the things he said took me by surprise, some of it shocked me and some shamed me. I am amazed that these things have been in front of my eyes for so long and yet I haven't seen them! Perhaps I'm not… Continue reading An Open Letter of Apology from a Christian to the Jews – Our Common Stumbling Block.