Summer freedom

My latest article is out now at https://www.thelocalanswer.co.uk/news/parenting-and-guardianship/parenting-and-guardianship/1808-all-aug-18-parenting-and-guardianship.aspx?area=all You can catch up on all my Parenting and Guardianship insight and advice in the archives. I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic and what you would like me to cover in the future. Advertisements

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 […]