I’m thinking this may be a little deep today but will hopefully make sense. During a laborious trip to town yesterday I was thinking about whether I was a failure or a success. I always used to think that I was a glass is half empty person, negative about everything but yesterday it struck me that … Continue reading On perception and relativity
“I didn’t plan this!” I feel those words come out of my mouth on a daily basis. Like I have to justify why I’m a single mum. When actually I am a single mum partly because I choose to be and partly because of circumstance. Seven years ago I chose to leave the children’s dad, … Continue reading On Being Single
So it’s been a while! Sorry about the gap, I’ve been very busy. I have moved twice (Yes I know, nuts hey) and not just a little, the first time I moved 15 miles, the second I moved over 90, returning to my amazing home city. A move which I have secretly wanted to make … Continue reading On Change
When I was in my twenties, a married, carefree teacher with no responsibilities except my mortgage and lesson plans, I found it easy to dream about how I would be the perfect mum. How my children’s faces and clothes would be always clean. How my children would not play tag, lie on the floor and … Continue reading Easy to judge
On Sunday, in the UK, it was Mother’s day or Mothering Sunday. Now lots of people have mixed feelings about this day. Is it just commercialism gone mad as flowers, meals out, cushions and candle prices are hiked up. Should we spend Millions celebrating our mum for one day or should we be spoiling our mums … Continue reading A Happy Mother’s Day
I honestly don’t think I am a superhero, I think I am struggling most of the time, getting by the rest of the time. And I don’t think this has to do with being a single mum or having three kids or three businesses or my epileptic Labrador (yes that’s a real thing). I think … Continue reading Being a Superhero
A year ago my life changed a lot. My ex who I had planned to grow old with walked out taking two step sons who I cared deeply about with him. To say he didn’t look back is an understatement. He left me shocked and grief stricken and my children were heartbroken. Four weeks later … Continue reading My Why!