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I have about 5 shows a week that I make an effort to watch. Most weeks I forget, so in the comfort of my bed – late on a Saturday night with my Ipad propped up on a pillow – I try to catch up. A cup of tea and a silent home. Bliss. One […]

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The challenge of parenting is the difficulty in seeing how today shapes the future. A few weeks back I took my kids with me to the physio. I had a sports injury (how cool!) and while the lovely young man was fixing my foot my daughter said to him ‘do you know I have two […]

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  Yesterday I published the first half of an interview with Denyse from Denyse Whelan. Life stories.┬áJump back and read it if you missed it. Here is the second half of the interview and the story of a great love.   How are you and your husband navigating the journey together as you grow older? […]

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Denyse isnt what I pictured as the typical social media savvy woman when I started writing online. She’s a grandma, a retired principal and a passionate educational advocate. I noticed her commenting, chatting, tweeting and networking when I first dipped my toe into the blogosphere. Earlier this year she sent me a lovely note IN […]

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Tash contacted me a few months ago asking for some room to explore her space between her man and his illness. After a few speed bumps we managed to get the interview together and what we finished up with was a poignantly funny piece about living for now, having a love and hanging with your […]

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Go on, cook one! The man and I went out for dinner last night sans kids…we talked like excitable puppies finishing off conversations we started about six months ago, the incessant ‘excuse me’s’ meant we never got around to finishing them. The “Hey what happened to that dude at work in February who did that […]

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Every day I scan the news for stories that interest me. It depends on my mood as to what prompts me to click. This morning there was news (and I use the word news in the loosest sense of the word) about a new parenting book written by Mayim Bialik. Shes an actress, has a […]