Blog, Parenting, Uncategorized

On a Diet

I have begun a diet and this time, I think I’ve made some headway with it (although sometimes it doesn’t look or feel that way). I never weigh myself as a rule and leave that and the outcome to it with those in the medical profession who do it because they need to. I have… Continue reading On a Diet

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Parenting, Uncategorized

Charity Starts at Home (and so does giving a damn)

It is a rotten little cliché isn’t it? Charity starts at home. I believe in that. I don’t think you should go save the world if your family needs saving first. For me, it is a very localised, immediate thing. It is about making sure those around you are okay, before lending yourself and your… Continue reading Charity Starts at Home (and so does giving a damn)

Parenting

My Rainbow is Becoming a Brownie

One of those big huge hairy milestone being flung at me in the world of motherhood: my older daughter has finished Rainbows and is now about turn into a Brownie. Just – what? In November, my little girl (not so little – literally, she’s like Buddy Elf when stood with her classmates) hangs up the… Continue reading My Rainbow is Becoming a Brownie

Blog, Parenting

Lucy & Bryonie’s Story

It is my eldest daughters 8th Birthday today in heaven. They passed away in April and May 2007. Not a moment goes by when we do not love them, miss them or want them. They are everything, just like their two little rainbow sisters. This was written in 2007, just after my eldest daughter passed… Continue reading Lucy & Bryonie’s Story

Parenting

I’m Sorry, But I Can’t Remember What You Got My Child!

I am extremely grateful for everything my daughters get from doting family and friends. It is great to know that they thought of my girls and that means a lot when you are a Mum. However... there is this one aspect that bothers me: remembering who bought them what. The last time this happened to… Continue reading I’m Sorry, But I Can’t Remember What You Got My Child!

Parenting

You Build Your Children’s Foundations

I am often want to say to my husband, that childhood is the foundation that we, as parents, lay down for our children. It is the base on top of which they will build the adult they will turn out to be. Your children will follow your example, not your advice. When they are adults,… Continue reading You Build Your Children’s Foundations

Parenting

The Perils of Soft Play Centres

On a recent trip back home to St Helens, my step mum suggested we took the kids, as well as my niece and nephew, to a soft play centre nearby. I don’t mind them too much, as long as they are not absolutely heaving, in which case no. Not so much. This one was four… Continue reading The Perils of Soft Play Centres

Emotional Memory Series, Parenting

Emotional Memory Series #3: The Greatest Love of All

I have started and stopped and then started again to write this entry in my Emotional Memory Series. It has proven much harder to put this into words than the other two previous entries, because words aren’t always capable of demonstrating this human emotion. I have begun with examining two versions of ‘romantic’ love, if… Continue reading Emotional Memory Series #3: The Greatest Love of All