• The white heat of mama anger

    Good mamas are supposed to be nice, gentle, calm, loving, quiet…. so goes the myth. Bad mothers are angry, violent…. We aspire to be gentle parents. Peaceful parents. Natural parents. So we should know better, do better…right?  Wrong! Some scenes from this week…My child keeps […]

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  • Something for the weekend

    A quote“if a woman does a useless thing, none reproves her, if she does a harmful thing, few seek to restrain her; but if she seeks to imitate the goddess and to encourage others, all those in authority accuse her of corruption. So it is more dangerous to teach truth than […]

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  • To school or not to school… one year on!

    Chicken pox arrived in our house at the most opportune of times. Our school-going son is daily questioning his school going, and as a wanna-be home schooling mama, and wanna be writer, I find myself completely torn. I shared the agonising decision almost a year ago […]

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  • Shared sleep

    You are there to greet me when I crawl into bed, willing the covers to be silent as I pull them over us. Your moth breath, your long lashes on cream cheeks, hands curled into soft chubby fists. My heart is still… and pounding at […]

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  • I don’t want to go to bed

    I don’t want to go to bed. Because going to bed means putting myself away. Giving myself up. Giving up. Sure as night follows day another morning rolls in. Of fighting and whinging and sandwich making, dishwasher stacking, breastfeeding, uniform finding. And really I haven’t […]

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  • I am your mama bear…

    I am your mama bear. And you are my cub. Forever and ever I love you… I will growl at the badness in the world, and keep you safe from harm… but I will not do everything for you or wrap you in cotton wool […]

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  • Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours

    Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours  With a little understanding,  You can find the perfect blend. Neighbours should be there for one another, That’s when good neighbours become good friends. The sun was shining, the sky was blue…  Up went the bunting and out came the […]

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  • This is your life!

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  • Happy days

    The sky was blue Not a cloud to be seen And a boy still home from school with chicken pox – how we are both enjoying these precious home schooling days. They are just what the doctor ordered. We made gingerbread robots, stars and planets, […]

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  • International Dreaming Aloud Day – give away!

    If you’ve just stopped off here for the first time, you’re very welcome here!  Today is International Dreaming Aloud Day!! So says me! I am celebrating: seven months as a blogger; being half way through a wonderful 2011; the beginning of my birthday month (yup I’m […]

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