• Is the silencing of mama anger a feminist issue?

    I have been thinking much the past few days about mama anger…after my post at the weekend. My dear girls are down with chicken pox, part of me is feeling bad about being angry, part of me is relieved that there was a reason for […]

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  • Caught red handed…

    Summer for me is strawberries. It is perhaps no coincidence that we live across the road from a strawberry farm. Or that my birthday is mid strawberry season. So today Itook the strawberries outside to hull them in the sun, before my husband magicked them […]

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  • 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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