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My barbecue sauce

My barbecue sauce

When my husband and I started adjusting to the fact that we were the parents of three small children, we laughed as we listened to the older two chatter away at us, and fight to be heard at the dinner table. We said – looking at our burbling third born – imagine what it’ll be … Continue reading

Authenticity and me

Authenticity and me

I used to be unashamedly who I was (see the girl in the picture). Fitting in was neither here nor there. Then, at some undetermined point in my history, I got to thinking that I was uniquely unusual. I used to think that my upbringing, combined with my hometown, combined with my personality, combined with … Continue reading

The consciously incompetent parent

The consciously incompetent parent

I am a consciously incompetent parent. As time goes on I get more and more aware of how much I don’t know, what I am not prepared for, and how at times I am simply flailing around in the vain hope of doing my best. Sure, by baby number 3 my nappy changing skills were … Continue reading