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Practice, practice, practice

Practice, practice, practice

I’ve been wanting to write about practice for the longest time. Mainly because it’s been such a massive game changer for me. Mainly because it’s given me permission and courage where previously there was none. Because seeing the world through the lens of “just practicing” is exciting and hopeful. Once again, it was Brene Brown’s … Continue reading

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

The minefield that is parenting in public

The minefield that is parenting in public

Parenting, when its a private affair, is intimate, personal, flawed and just so much easier. In public it becomes an exhausting performance art, parenting in a restaurant, or a waiting room, or in your own house when you have guests, when your parenting ‘skills’ are under the potential scrutiny of those you have invited to … Continue reading

on feeling inadequate at the school gates…

This post I wrote back in September. Feels like a lifetime ago, and makes me realise how fast the kids ‘mature’…. Today was the first day back at school. My most passionate and complex child had already admitted he felt nervous about returning to school after the summer. He quickly became overwhelmed during the scrum … Continue reading