I am excited to share with you my latest article to be published. Writing is a much longer journey for me these days. Once I could spend all weekend scribbling in my notebook, or a whole train journey plotting out a story. I wasted hours of my unfettered evenings with trash TV or - gasp!… Continue reading Working Hard, or Hardly Working
After gathering the kids in our usual morning maelstrom of finding shoes, packing nappies and snacks and herding everyone towards the car, worrying we were running late, delighted to realise we were running early (So the show starts at 11am, not 10am, you say? Of course I knew that already!), and seriously regretting my decision… Continue reading Maelstrom, or Life With Children
Has any society reached a pinnacle higher than the public library?
I didn’t do a review of 2017. I was so blindsided by the sleeplessness and the stress of having a 3 month old who never slept at night and a 3 year old who wanted me awake in the day, that is was all i could do to get from one end of the day to… Continue reading 2018: A Year In Review
Many lifetimes ago, when at university, I studied child development. My lecturer was a particular fan of D. W. Winnicott. Winnicott believed that most problems, whether personal or societally, begin at home with how children are raised. He famously said "There is no such thing as a baby", meaning that outside of a relationship with… Continue reading Being Good Enough