Some advice for kids…(of all ages).

Dear Kids Whilst no parent has all the answers and whilst this mama is constantly, still learning, know this for sure: You are never alone Travel is the best teacher “No” is a good word. Use it often. It’s particularly lovely when there’s a dead silence and you offer no explanations “Please” and “thank you” never goes out of fashion Water heals. Oceans. Tears. 2 litres a day You … Continue reading Some advice for kids…(of all ages).

Dear Kids (A reflection from a greying Mama’s Heart)

Dear Kids Whilst no parent has all the answers and whilst this mama is constantly, still learning, know this for sure: You are never alone Travel is the best teacher “No” is a good word. Use it often. It’s particularly lovely when there’s a dead silence and you offer no explanations “Please” and “thank you” never goes out of fashion Water heals. Oceans. Tears. 2 … Continue reading Dear Kids (A reflection from a greying Mama’s Heart)

Dear Children: This Life is Messy

Dear Children,   Yes, this life is messy.   One moment you’re getting a gold star for helping your teacher, the next your heart is breaking because your only friend chose someone else for their birthday ring.   Yes, crap is hard. I know.   And, I know that the books tell you how the hard moments are supposed to make you stronger but gosh, that doesn’t … Continue reading Dear Children: This Life is Messy

Survival 101 for the Gentle Among Us

So, I spent the afternoon at a kids birthday party recently and watched my daughter be pushed from number 2 in the queue to number 15 in a line of 16 kids.   I watched the whole thing unfold in ultra slow motion. First one push, then another 3, then another before she was standing at the back.   Now, you have to understand how … Continue reading Survival 101 for the Gentle Among Us

Sweeping Things Under the Carpet (A story about leading by example)

My 2 year old took a tub of black eye shadow and sprinkled it all over our cream bedroom carpets. He didn’t spill. He sprinkled. Liberally.     I was very upset. And the look on his face told me that he understood how I felt about his “magic dust”.      After I calmed down, I took a small Persian rug and threw it … Continue reading Sweeping Things Under the Carpet (A story about leading by example)