Advent:ure – Connection Challenge 2020

December is upon us tomorrow, and with it all the craziness that is often associated with the season, albeit oddly muted this year. I don’t know about you, but I am feeling mildly disorientated with everything still in various levels of restriction around the UK (and the rest of the world). I get the sense…

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Why reading ‘The Gruffalo’ is still ‘Doing the Work’.

How keeping your creative skills sharp, doesn’t always have to look the way you expect it, and maybe it isn’t really about that anyway.

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Connection vs Control

My eldest and I were at logger heads one afternoon. I wanted her to do something, but she was (to my hurried eyes) acting mopey and dragging her feet. We were getting more frustrated with each other, and I found myself becoming more rigid and unkind with her in my irritation, whilst she got more…

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How do you find the time to practice creativity?

How can busy Mums even find the time to be creative?

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Grief, Growth and Gratitude

Oh the confusing nature of grief. This is our fourth go around with the anniversary of our baby daughter.We lost her to a late miscarriage at about 20 weeks. I still got to deliver her, but the experience of birthing a dead child into the world was vastly different to delivering a live and healthy…

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Being present to the moment.

Being in the moment is not just an ‘actor-thing’… it’s a life lesson we will both fail and succeed at regularly, throughout life. But what is the cost of not being present?

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