• Joy Pockets

    I haven’t done Joy Pockets for ages. I miss my weekly doses of gratitude in the midst of mundanity. So here they are… My mad, cute family… *** My second book about to go to the printers – wahoo! *** Holding my nose into touseled […]

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  • And the leaves fall down

    The falling leaves drift by my window The falling leaves of red and gold Eva Cassidy I am tired. Bone tired. Dead tired. I feel about 150. On a good day.  Dark moon, plus chesty cough, plus an end of a lot of demanding commitments find me […]

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  • Down to the Bare Bones – Cutting (the fat of) Child Benefit

    Let us take care of our children, for they have a long way to go. Let us take care of our elders, for they have come a long way.  Let us take care of those of us in between, for we are doing the work. […]

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  • BlogMarch against Child Benefit Cuts

    We are on day 2 of the BlogMarch of 10 members of the Irish Parenting Bloggers group. A plan I dreamed up on the toilet last Friday morning and shared on the Irish Parenting Bloggers Facebook page. Over the next 48 hours magic happened through the incredible enthusiasm and hard […]

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  • What’s the hurry?

    As I await the final proof of my second book this year, I am working on the second draft of my third book – The Rainbow Way – which you all very kindly helped me to name! It could potentially be three books published in […]

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  • The Dog’s Vagina

    Have you ever been hugged in your inbox? I know, it sounds a bit dodgy. But it’s wonderful. You go to your inbox, expecting the usual deluge of penile enhancement… (ASIDE) “Yo, mo-fo! I have a VAGINA! Get that, I don’t need no enhancement. I […]

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  • A Writer Celebrates…

    This week I am mainly having a good writer’s week. So I wanted to share my celebrations with you! Every couple of weeks I get the most special emails from grateful readers. I want to share this week’s one from a reader in Australia, that […]

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  • Houston we have a title!

    Firstly, thank you all for your thoughts and feedback for my book title. How wonderful having twenty other women’s brains buzzing with ideas – I love crowd-sourcing – you came up with so many angles that I had not considered. I’ve been listening to all […]

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  • I Need YOUR Help to Name my Next Book

    OK, dearest readers, YOUR help is needed! (And there’s a prize!)I have now printed out a complete second draft of my next book – the one I have been referring to as “The Creative Rainbow Mama”, which I hope to have out early in the […]

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  • Damn Compulsory Education – Part 2

    So I keep being asked how it goes. With the whole school thing. (For Part 1 see here) The short answer is… it goes. The long answer is it’s been a pretty shit week in my world. I have felt in conflict with my husband […]

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