When Life Gives you Lemons…

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 […]

A brave New World

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 […]

Mediocre Failures

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 […]

The Perils of Parenting.

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 […]

Moods of Motherhood

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 […]

The key to career success 2014

In conversation with my son, 16, on the way home from 6th form today,we got to talking about ‘the real world’ and his career prospects. Now my boy has wanted to be a police officer for as long as I can remember, and only now is he spreading his attentions to other avenues.

Why it’s so hard to write the Truth

  They say’ Write what’s hardest to write.’ Write what makes you cry’.’ Be Real’. But what if that very act of writing what is true for you, will break another’s heart? What if your every motivation is to be a kind and  healing force, but your very existence is the epitome of pain and […]

It feels like it’s time…for a list.

Lists seem to be very popular in the blogosphere, so I thought I might compile one: A list of Great Ways to Feel Better.    This seems like a good List to start with because, after all, we all want to feel ‘better’, don’t we…?…Leaves a moment for provocative question to sink in… Why? Why […]