Tagged with vulnerability

How to spread love like norovirus

How to spread love like norovirus

Anyone who’s ever had a full blown, head on, entire family collision with the norovirus will know that it is a force to be reckoned with. You’ll know how it couldn’t give a monkeys whether it’s Christmas Day (as was once the case for me), your birthday or your wedding day. It couldn’t give a … Continue reading

A stateside Mother’s Day message

A stateside Mother’s Day message

For those of you in the US who read this all bemused back in March when it was Mother’s Day in the UK – now it’s your turn. Happy (stateside) Mother’s Day. Today I don’t feel like a mother deserving of the pinkness, the flowers, and the adulation of Mother’s Day. Today I am a … Continue reading

Like a Weeble, I wobble

Like a Weeble, I wobble

There are moments when my world shifts on its axis. There are moments when I no longer know which way is up anymore, and when I have to adjust to a new version of ‘normal’. There have been moments when my world has shifted as a result of something happy, and moments when the something … 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

Magic. Mess. Really?

Magic. Mess. Really?

Mess. I have a lot of it in my life. A lot of my energy day to day goes into tackling the physical kind. Three kids, a dog, and two adults – combined we make a lot of the stuff. I also expel a lot of hot air complaining about the mess. Pointing it out … Continue reading