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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2013’

  • My Husband’s a Stripper!: “Room for Improvement”

    “We’re heading to West Cork to see a friend, and Mr Dreaming Aloud is stripping…” So read my text to a friend who invited us to meet up this weekend… Stripping…wallpaper that is! Get those visions of my dear hubby out of your dirty minds […]

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  • Need some mothering support? This might be just what you need…

    How is life in your parenting world?  Are you like me and feeling ground down by the whole thing? Do you need a bit of inspiration, support and encouragement? Do you need a bit of gentle reassurance? Someone to hold your hand and let you […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    Little pockets of gratitude from the week… Making a late spring random act of beauty from the flowers in our garden Creating our little veggie garden being watched by our resident robin. *** Sublime baking – blueberry buttermilk cake yesterday and the BEST choc chip […]

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  • Shit or glory…

    I have paint on my fingers again. And I am reluctant to wash them. I love looking like a Creative Rainbow Mama! It wasn’t easy. To get back into painting. But a friend wanted me to do a picture for a book cover. I had […]

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  • What stands between us and the greatness of our potential?

    I have just been reminded of these words… Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.   Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, who am I to […]

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  • Lost in Living – The reality of the artist mother.

    “This is not how it was supposed to be.” There are two conspiracies in this world that you only become aware of too late as a woman.  The first, traditionalist argument, says that motherhood is the ultimate act of femininity. That it’s natural. That nothing […]

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  • Joy Pockets: two dreams in one week

    Last week was one enormous joy pocket, two dreams come true, and so I am departing from the normal Joy Pockets format to share them with you. When I was a little girl, aged 7 and 8,  I used to play by myself in the […]

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  • Never believe me when I say…

    This post was inspired by two things which happened moments apart. The first, my seven year old peeping over the top of my lap top, and saying in an incredulous voice: “Are you writing another book? I thought you weren’t doing any more!” ( It […]

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  • Time poverty and the modern mum.

    I learnt a new term this weekend at the Save Childhood Movement’s Flourish Summit in London this weekend: time poverty.The first speaker of the weekend identified it as one of the major factors shaping the modern landscape of parenting and child development. There was a […]

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