Audience of One

I’m lost, I’m overwhelmed, I can’t find the way forward…. How am I supposed to live up to this title of Mother? Sometimes, the process of mothering can feel like we are drowning in a tidal wave of expectations – real or imaginary.We are barely able to grab the proverbial driftwood and stay afloat, let…

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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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Hope

I learnt the song that expresses my hope for your future.It is full of promises –No more weeping, No more hurt or pain – ‘You hold me now’ is the heartfelt refrain. I weep as I practice releasing these words,Wishing that you had heard my cries, Known my heartache,As I brought you forth, Tiny, remarkably…

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Autumn, connection and kindness

Find yourself feeling reflective as the days draw to an earlier close? Pondering where your dreams are taking you or how to find meaningful pause in family life?
Walking can help…

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