Monthly Archives: August 2012

My dad

I should be getting ready for Snack Shack duty at the school but I just had a phone conversation with my dad, which prompted this blog post. That happens you know. You have no thoughts, nothing to give and then … Continue reading

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Insecurity and comparison

Saw this quote in response to a beautiful post Sarah Wilson wrote. “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” – Steven Furtick Don’t we just. Read Sarah’s post if you … Continue reading

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Dreams for my kids

Ever wondered how your kids will turn out? I have. There’s the way you want them to turn out and then there’s the way they will turn out. Two diametrically opposed outcomes because I doubt whether any of us ended … Continue reading

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A lesson learnt

I heard something recently that I haven’t been able to forget. It’s been chewing at my mind and it doesn’t help that I’m pre-mental. Seriously, what’s the point of menstruating when you’ve finished breeding – there should be an off-button … Continue reading

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And so it starts…

There’s a brand new phenomenon in this house – it’s called Touch and you can download it onto your iPod Touch or iPhone and you can ask others to join and then you’re able to free text/message them. Big deal … Continue reading

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Understanding our child’s moods

Here’s some more from the most fabulous book “The Whole-brain Child” by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson. My last post referred to the left and right brain. This post is about the upstairs and downstairs parts of the brain … Continue reading

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The Whole-Brain Child

I’m fascinated about what makes people tick and that fascination extends very much to my own kids. I’ve just read a very enlightening book which I hope I can do justice by trying to explain what it’s about! According to … Continue reading

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