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Children, Reading, Review

December 2022 and January 2023 Reading

I do a monthly round up for everything we've read each month. Himself focuses on science articles and forums and news, so he's not getting a section - books only! I think I've done well extracting reviews from them this month, especially from large boy. Large boy The Novice, The Inquisition, The Battlemage, and The… Continue reading December 2022 and January 2023 Reading

Children, Lessons in Loss, Miscarriage, Self-care

Fog of Grief

Yesterday (31 January 2023) marked four years since baby boy3 made an unexpected and far too early exit from my body. I'm not someone who dwells or wallows in the grief I feel for his loss. I acknowledge it, I'm honest about it with myself and with others. I don't shy away from talking about… Continue reading Fog of Grief

Learning, Self-care, Work

Self-Discovery and Understanding

At work over the last couple of years I've been lucky enough to have had some amazing mentoring and leadership development opportunities. Through 2021 and the start of 2022, I was involved in a one-to-one mentoring program, which was exciting and scary. Then, mid-way through 2022 I was surprised to be nominated for a much… Continue reading Self-Discovery and Understanding

Politics & Equality, Writing

The Trouble with Isms

Between the stuff in the new about the "self-proclaimed misogynist" arrest in Romania, comments about autism and criminality, and various other things that have been going on in my real world lately, I've been thinking about the trouble with all the isms. Here's my conclusion. All the isms are based on the precept that different… Continue reading The Trouble with Isms

Climate change

Climate Change Collective Post 5: How Our Need to Shop is Ruining Our Planet

The wonderful Alison from Sustainably Simple Life has shared the fifth post in the series being run by the Climate Change Collective. We live in a world that is dominated by capitalism and consumerism–and it is ruining our planet. Not everyone reading this post will live in a capitalist society, but I bet a lot of… Continue reading Climate Change Collective Post 5: How Our Need to Shop is Ruining Our Planet