When housework gets profound

When housework gets profound

One of the things I have to manifest in the world, is that I can find an analogy anywhere. In particular, I seem able to find the profound in the ridiculous or the mundane – often as I undertake menial and apparently meaningless tasks. Take vacuuming the floor. Living as I do with four humans … Continue reading

How to create the life you want in 2015

How to create the life you want in 2015

Of late I’ve been opening doors. Not actual doors. Metaphorical ones. I’ve been opening metaphorical doors, and peering to see what’s behind them. Some doors I’ve just nudged open a crack with my foot, stood back and let the air circulate. Other doors I’ve flung open and walked right through. This blog post is one of … Continue reading

How to take charge of your Christmas stress

How to take charge of your Christmas stress

This weekend I found myself in a crowded shopping centre during a weekend away. Which was not on the agenda, but became a necessity after my smallest boy misfired during an alfresco wee, and required new trousers, pronto. As we approached a department store, we watched as the doors opened, and hundreds of cheerless shoppers … Continue reading

The Grug Crood School of Helicopter Parenting

The Grug Crood School of Helicopter Parenting

I don’t think I’m a ‘helicopter parent’. My parenting style’s always been a bit more chaotic and on the hoof than helicopter parenting allows for. But as the kids are getting older, and are under my watch less than ever, I totally get the impulse to hover anxiously, and micromanage their existence, even if its … Continue reading