‘Wherever you go, there you are.’ Its one of those lines isn’t it? You have to read it over a few times, let the words roll around your tongue and then you realise yes, yes! Thats it! Ive been running for as long as I can remember, the years between finishing school and now have passed by […]

The end of term is closing in. When my step daughters were the age of my daughter I would scoff at peoples suggestion about the exhaustion that comes from 10 weeks of listening and learning. There have been tears most days this week, over-tired excitement and a snippet of light into the teenage years as […]

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 […]

My daughter likes to order her lunch. She is also focussed on the canteen ladies. She knows who the most important movers and shakers are at school. Last week on her order she asked them ‘what did you do on the weekend’. She loves to chat with people and I guess this was a little […]

My daughter has had a rocky start to the school year…her teacher said she seemed ‘change resistant’ last week and I laughed because its the thing I remember most about growing up….on the eve of my tenth birthday I was panicked about the idea of turning double digits because I was so frightened everything would […]

  image from here  I had to go away from home last night. Easy some might say, a chance to escape the school run, lunchboxes, life in general. But its not so easy. I havent been a single mum technically in almost 4 years. My girl was 2 1/2 when I moved in with my […]

Image from here  Today is the last day of the NSW school holidays. Im a pretty flexible person but even I have felt the exhaustion of 6 long weeks of keeping little people fed and watered. I didn’t notice it too much until I went back to work this week and suddenly my exhaustion was […]

Ive been chatting about this and that this week. But not necessarily here. We’ve been away from home for the last few weeks so I guess my writing did the same! So jump over to the amazingly popular (and more importantly) informative Childhood 101 to read my thoughts on my daughters first day of school […]