THe Elephant in the Room

This may possibly be the hardest thing I have ever written, but I feel I cannot write about parenting without at some point addressing The Elephant in the Room: Post Natal Depression So many of you will have experienced this, or watched your partner struggle with life at a time when everyone tells you you […]

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 […]

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 […]