Children, Food, Friends, Health, Home & Garden, Self-care, Work

How to cope when it’s all a bit much

In case you haven't noticed, we have a lot of life going on at the moment. We have turmoil, the horrors of year 6, the preparation for building work, lots of training at work for me and travel for himself, plus large boy's unmentionable leg (post to follow later when it's hopefully resolved), running frustrations,… Continue reading How to cope when it’s all a bit much

Children, Friends, Politics & Equality, Work

Inspirational Women

Disclaimer, I wrote this post in summer 2019. However, I wanted to share it again because today is International Women's day. My thoughts and feelings about these women haven't changed. They remain examples that I work towards. There was a question on my Twitter feed a couple of weeks ago, about real women who inspire.… Continue reading Inspirational Women

Children, Friends

To friend (verb) or not?

I follow the wonderful That MidLife MaMa Donna on Facebook and she's ace. In particular, one of her posts caught my eye recently. https://www.facebook.com/100063737432941/posts/pfbid08qsLmXzsnDUZpw6LhbFHqzjDG4XSXf2WC29NTVq1To3JsNe5Qr2wLpGq3qgyTYFhl/ WordPress seems to trim the text there, here's what Donna said: Find your daughter’s teacher on social media and friend her. This is the advice I received last night. Immediately I… Continue reading To friend (verb) or not?

Children, Friends, Writing

Snatched moments

Snatched moments A few minutes of company Pleasure in easy companionship Mundane chatter about nothing Twenty minutes of a return to before Being friends is no longer an everyday pastime Long lunches distant memories Yoga classes no more Because Children change everything And, most days, it's a fair exchange I managed a short lunchtime walk… Continue reading Snatched moments

Friends, Politics & Equality, Work

You look tired…

OK, so potentially debatable opinion: I hate Zoom. Work has just switched to Zoom for conference calls and that means more video calls. I've managed to avoid them so far for the most part - himself almost always interrupts my regular Wednesday group meeting and I've started making him wave at the other participants in… Continue reading You look tired…

Any advice
Children, Family, Friends, Miscarriage, Writing

Any advice for entering a new phase?

I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?