• 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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  • A wild woman riding the waves

    It occurs to me as I get buffeted by the storm winds of life, that all this is really research for my writing. I have learned not to panic, not to freak out, not to go running for help when it all gets a little choppy. […]

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  • I Can Only Be Me! (And You Can Only Be You!)

    So it seems, for the first time in years, perhaps ever, I am dancing into the New Year. Literally. OK, well nearly literally, the party was on the 30th, and it finished at 9.30pm as we all had to take kiddies home to bed! But […]

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  • Mama’s home!

    So after my last post and a couple of comments (all of which I deeply appreciated – they touched my soul), I saw the light. I realised I could ask for what I needed, which was to escape. I asked in love. Mr Dreaming Aloud […]

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  • The confessions of a domesticated wild woman

    As we head into a New Year, my soul is calling to be free. I am so sick and tired. Literally and metaphorically. Tired, tired, tired of the complications of emotional relationships on every level. Tired of family. This Christmas season has been fraught in […]

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  • Operation Christmas Spirit

    Operation Christmas spirit: this is my last ditch attempt to feel festive, after feeling decidedly meh! after the pottery Christmas party yesterday. So up with kiddies at 8.30, despite a lousy night, despite it being my writing day. And straight into the kitchen. I unleashed […]

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  • Losing my religion

    That’s me in the spotlight, That’s me in the corner,  losing my religion. (REM) I have a feeling that part of the problem with Christmas this year, is that it’s the first year in my life when I really, truly know that I don’t believe. […]

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