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Monthly Archive for: ‘January, 2012’

  • Shattered

    My nights are cut in piecesThe fabric of sleep shatteredBy wails and wrigglesA hallucinatory no-timeBetween wake and sleepSuspended in longing for darkness and dreamsFor silence and space.Here I lie.Shattered.Crammed between two bodies that need me.That call me their mother.What am I?I cannot feel myself.I hold […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    My gratitudes for the week… Clear communication *** An end to endless editing! *** Raspberry Ripple ice cream – the name, the colour, the taste *** Crispy coated risotto balls oozing with mozzarella *** Spring springing *** Only one canine tooth left to emerge and […]

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  • Reclaiming the “I”

    The biggest message I got from my teachers at secondary school and University was – “don’t say “I”, we are not interested in what you think.” And so I learned to argue under the guide of detached, intellectual objectivity. This is the way of the […]

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  • A Mother’s Prayer

    Just going through the archives and saw this – love it, so wanted to share it again! All mothers  Who art down the road, in the house next door, all around the world, Hallowed be thy names, Thy time will come, thy work will be done. You give this day the daily […]

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  • Here it is….

    At last. After weeks of editing and seeking copyright permissions. It’s here. The e-version of my new baby. My very first book.  Moon Time: A guide to celebrating your menstrual cycle For sale exclusively from  www.thehappywomb.com 15% discount for the next two weeks  £5.99 Usual […]

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  • My Four Children

    I always thought I would have four children. Or rather I knew it. According to my step mother, as a little girl I spoke about it a lot. My husband and I spoke about it. When pregnant with my second I had a dream of […]

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  • Our cupboards are full…but there’s nothing to eat!

    Welcome to the January Carnival of Natural Parenting: Experiments in Natural Family LivingThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have reported on weeklong trials to make their […]

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  • 2012 – The Year of Abundant Rainbows!

    I have this sense that 2012 is going to be the year of abundance. The Year of Abundant Rainbows is the phrase that came to me! Which is ironic because on paper, our earnings are set to be at least a third lower than last year… […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    This week’s little gratitudes The first snowdrops of the year in our garden *** Treating the children to lovely days out – special treats and fun galore!***New words by the day from “baby” Ash *** Mr Dreaming Aloud doing all those technical things I can’t […]

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  • To all those who say “it doesn’t get any easier”

    To all those who say “it doesn’t get any easier, just different.” I say bollocks. And so does Mr Dreaming Aloud. As do many of our friends. We say – you forget just how hard little children were. Or perhaps you truly were lucky enough […]

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