Tweens & Those Tricky Little Questions!

There are some skills that my kids don’t seem to have managed to imbue into me. The chief of all lacking skills is my inability to read their mind. It would be incredibly helpful for me to understand both the root cause of their feelings and more importantly WHAT they are actually feeling. A case […]

Long Journeys & Long Faces!

I’m a little worried that by writing this post I may unleash some extremely stressful memories. The particular journey in question was a short drive from Liverpool to Dover, to Paris.. and back 4 days later. The reason I’m telling you this story is simply to weave in some tips (& don’t-do tips) in response […]

NaPoWriMo -or Words as Therapy

Don’t think that I’ll be posting this regularly- it just so happens that this post at Verily, Victoria Vocalises struck a chord. More precisely, a gong. When something hits you smack bang in the face & compels you to respond. Quite like the clarion call of an early rising child in our household; ..’Mum, mum, mum, MUM, […]