#Day 19 – Tell The Story Of Their Birth

We all need to know where we’ve come from – how we came into the world – what it was like. Knowing the story of our beginning helps us to know who we are. I’ve known for years that I was a 30-hour labour for my mother, that her and my dad got to the…

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Water-play, learning, anticipation & joy

These past couple of weeks have gone by in a bit of a blur. The kids have both had colds, and I has been teething again, so sleep has evaded us. G has been asserting herself in quite loud and demanding ways of late, as per being two and three quarters in age, she has…

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Five Minute Friday – HOLD.

**Five Minute Friday is an initiative set up by Lisa-Jo Baker over at Surprised by Motherhood. It has now been taken over by Kate over at Heading Home. The basic premise is to take the word Kate gives and write, non-stop for 5 minutes. Then you stop and post. Read more about it here. My…

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Bullied

‘You’re Fat’ she said. That was her biggest dread, It hurt to hear that, But hear it she did, From Gemma, the prettiest kid, Whom everyone fancied. The girl who wore make-up. Who could break up any couple, Or friendship. Then watch you trip, And laugh as you hurt your knee. But she didn’t know,…

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“So you’re just going to have fifteen children then are you?!?!?”

I hear this sort of a comment from many people, particularly Christians, when they hear that my husband and I don’t use contraception. Usually it’s accompanied by an incredulous and pitiful look, strongly implying that we must be imbeciles/weirdos/out of date catholics/uneducated (pick your favourite),  followed by the comment that we obviously won’t be able…

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Heart of Everything

Rain tumbles down the windows, Blearing the image of the outside world So that I cannot see. Dark, wet and uninviting, Cacooned in a duvet seems the best place to be, Even if it is because I feel unwell, Dizzy. Children in my ear, restless and clingy – Can take their toll. But before I…

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