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After years of silence I have decided to open up about my life. I am writing this for me, not for you and for one reason only: because I was told not to. I really don’t know how it took so long to see it for what it was, the emotional abuse which was my … More The Mountain of Lies (a fable)
After too many years living within the benefits system of the UK- due to my partners physical challenges, my mental health and raising two children; a time of enormous change is finally upon us. We have long yearned to break out of the safety net of benefits and earn our own living, but were scared … More When Life Gives you Lemons…
I am astounded at the sheer numbers of BRAVE individuals I have come across today: those heart-centred souls who have chosen to put their X in the box marked GREEN, I know that the GREEN PARTY have little chance of becoming the next government – but that is not the point. Democracy does not mean … More A brave New World
YES! This! Whoop Whoop! At last somwone has had the balls and the sense to say what a lot of us have been thinking for so long. As an ex-parent governor i have long asked for skills based learning to be introduced, the opportunity for ALL children to discover what they are good at and … More Mediocre Failures
I am at that place as a parent. The one where I need to learn to let go all over again. My son is 17 in one week and is having a few personal issues in his life; school work, future plans, girlfriend, the usual. But as a mum I have always prided myself on maintaining … More The Perils of Parenting.
Reading Lucy Pearce’s blog moods of motherhood I see that she is sharing blogs from mothers around the world about the journey of motherhood and the roller coaster of experiences. I read a blog from Karina Ladet and was reminded of my own journey, and on this, the Birthing Day of my now 14 year … More Moods of Motherhood