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  • Definition
    I love defining things. Feelings, concepts, goals, my eyebrows, even words I thought I kind of knew but wasn’t 100% certain. Defining is finite. As soon as I have defined a feeling or a concept it feels as if I…
  • Right back atcha
    Today I asked Aiden to help me hang the laundry. Let’s ignore the fact that it was after 3pm when I remembered I had put a load of washing on at 8am. If I wasn’t so peeved I’d have taken…
  • Schooled
    Exam time. Correction. Tests and assessment time. “Mom, it’s not exams okaaay?” My boy was not wrong. Test was the right word. Testing my patience. It would have been exams but thanks to Corona, it was tests. A pamphlet outlining…
  • Change Acknowledged
    I was asked the other day if I have taken the time to acknowledge and reflect on the changes that have recently taken place in my life. My initial thought was “what changes?” I love reading Mark Manson’s Mindf*ck Monday…
  • Glamour Guilt
    That face. The single glistening tear rolling down her cheek. Those eyes filled with sadness, staring deep into my soul. What horrid thing might have evoked such an emotional response? I was about to leave for my regular Saturday morning…
  • Lost & Found
    My son is phenomenal in so many ways. His imagination, empathy, his agile sporting abilities – he nonchalantly does 3 backflips finished off with a casual forward somersault dismount from a trampoline (or my bed) when he thinks no one…
  • Tricked, and a treat
    So Halloween came and went. Honestly it’s terrifying. Utterly terrifying. Not the decorations and the costumes. I actually don’t mind a wicked fancy dress party. I’m talking about all the kids overdosing on sweets…. at night!  It’s bad enough that…
  • Hump Day
    It used to mean the middle of the work week and that as soon as you are over the hump, it’s all downhill to the weekend baby. Until today. Today’s hump day refers to being annoyed and upset. Okay okay……
  • Mom Octopus Tragedy Analogy
    I have viewed My Octopus Teacher, Netflix’s latest documentary, twice. Note that’s double the amount of times an Octopus has sex. I watched it on my own and then again with the kids. Not only was it filmed in South…
  • The First 10 Days – Self imposed social media free September
    Day 1 It was tough. It felt like something was missing. Several times during the day I found myself opening up the facebook app unconsciously and had to quickly close it. It was a weird feeling, like I have been cut…
  • My Self Imposed Social Media Free September
    01 September 2020 My Why I felt that my discipline and control over the distraction of social media had come undone. I was checking it incessantly to the point that I was opening the app as soon as I had…
  • School mornings…. what can I say?
    “Wakey wakey rise ‘n shine” …in the voice of Mary Poppins x 3…in the voice of Mrs Doubtfire x 3…in the voice of Fran from the Nanny x 3…in the voice of Al Pacino x 1 “Eat your breakfast”(As per…