• A SALUTE TO THE DREAMERS OF THE WORLD

    The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.  But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.   ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance What I love about my work is that in doing it I come across other like minded people around the world, dreaming the […]

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  • Adventures without sleep

    Adventures without Sleep: how to survive a nightwaking child -2000 word article -published in JUNO, Winter 2010 WHOEVER COINED THE phrase “sleeping like a baby” was not, I would bet, a parent. Of course, there are some who are blessed with wonder-babies who sleep through the […]

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  • Have you got Rhythm? Or has Routine got you?

    (First published in JUNO magazine) “Have you got that baby into a routine yet?” My skin crawls at that question. I object to it on so many levels: have I imposed my way of being onto my baby? Do we live a fixed pattern dictated […]

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  • Coming home to ourselves

    (1500 word article, first published in JUNO) I am an old-school Romantic. At university I fell in love twice: first with my husband and then the European Romantics and American Transcendentalists: Emerson, Thoreau, Schelling, Coleridge etc. Through their nearly 200 year old words I discovered […]

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  • To school or not to school?

    My son turned five this summer, and so the need to act on the issue of schooling is now upon us. Not that I had been avoiding the issue. Far from it.  From the moment he was born, in fact, since before I was ever […]

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  • OUR COMMUNITY SOCIAL GROUP IS BORN

    Today I made a snap decision. And I rather like it. It has been ages since I have organised anything. And so, me being me,  went from “why not see if anyone else wants to try bellydancing?”, to setting up a women’s community activity group […]

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  • Breastfeeding myths busted

    Breastfeeding myths – busted – 1000 word article, published in Modern Mum The hospital, your doctor, everyone will tell you when you’re pregnant: breast is best. However, because breastfeeding has been a dying art for so long in our culture, many of the common myths […]

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  • Starting out

    After a couple of years of resisting a blog, I am diving head first in. This is mainly because getting round to writing for publication is seeming a more distant reality by the day. So rather than park my musings all alone on my computer, […]

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