Motherhood and Judgement – It’s not about you!

    Motherhood and Judgement - It's not about you! This is one of my first blogs, which I'm resharing, judgement never seems to go away, so we need to learn to ignore it and move on. Through my work  I am privileged to meet so many  awesome mothers. Yet nearly every single one feels judged which really saddens annoys me. They talk about how they feel judged by others, how they are … [Read more...]

My Catalyst: Living in Limbo

 My Catalyst: Living in Limbo  It's day thirteen since mum was rushed to hospital. It was my first time in an emergency resuscitation room, somewhere I hope never return to. Thirteen days of sitting next to mum holding her hand, whispering encouragement, singing songs, telling her how much we all love her and waiting. Waiting for any sign that she will be OK and come through this. We take one step … [Read more...]

Child Behaviour: Making an Uninterrupted Phone Call with Kids

How to work from home with children   You child could be sitting there quite happily, playing away, when ring ring there goes the phone. The child looks up , its competitor - the phone has got mum's attention. "Yes, I know I was quite happily doing my own things a minute ago but now that you are on the phone, I really need your full attention!" "Look at me mum, look what I can do, let me … [Read more...]

Parenting: Alzheimer’s and my children “I don’t want granny to die”

Parenting: Alzheimers and my children "I don't want granny to die" When my seven year old son looks at me with  pockets of tears welling in his blue eyes and whispers in a broken voice as he tries to keep himself from crying uncontrollably "Mummy I don't want granny to die" I hug him. I hug him so very tight, kiss his forehead and  breathe my words out softly back "I don't want granny to die … [Read more...]

“Do you feel Invisible? Treated as if not seen”

Do you feel Invisible?"Invisible - Treated as if not seen" Invisible; that feeling of being totally alone, even when surrounded by people. Invisible; when entering the school playground and all the friendships are all ready formed, so you stand back on the side lines and smile whilst inside you wonder why? Why don't they like me? Invisible; when you go through a whole day and not one person has … [Read more...]

Where did I put my Happy?

Where did I put my Happy? Thanks to Kids Business for giving me the opportunity to contribute to their Happiness inspires Happiness blogs. Happiness is one area that I strive to have  a little of everyday. So much so that I  run a monthly challenge a while back called My Happy Place as I  was really struggling to feel happy as caring for my mum who has Alzheimer's was taking its toll on me. … [Read more...]

Crying:The Language of Tears By Pinky McKay

Crying: The Language of Tears By Pinky McKay Pinky McKay mentored me last year, to have Pinky guest posting here is an honour. It seems there is nothing like infant crying to stir up confusion and strong feelings among mothers – and anyone else who wants to offer their ‘two bobs worth’. How often do we hear, crying is good for the lungs (like bleeding is good for the veins?), or if you pick him up … [Read more...]