For as long as I can remember, â€śfoodâ€ť has been a huge part of our family. Childhood memories of porridge on winter mornings with a pool of fresh cream and brown sugar, working on the farm and coming in for a hot lunch, hanging out with Grandma over the stove on a crisp winter day at the farm eating homemade heart-warming vege soup from Grandma’s garden.Â Continue reading »
Blogs: Parenting Alone
How often in separation do children end up changing schools?
How do you go about finding the right school?
What do you do when you have very little choice?
A timely article inspired by my daughter who turns 6 tomorrow. The years are going by fast, but very early on I started thinking about traditions and celebrations and dreamt of how I would do these with my girl, and I dreamt of a full family with two parents and laughter and fun times and lots of love and treasured moments. Continue reading »
This month’s blog is on â€śCreative Familiesâ€ť. Right on cue once again the universe provides I open up my email and I found this sitting in my inbox: Continue reading »
â€śLife is not about waiting for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rainâ€ť.
This could so apply to parenting couldnâ€™t it? Parenting is a constant dance. Continue reading »
â€śRun for the hills, donâ€™t look backâ€ť she screams as the horde of male sperm are swimming towards her ovaries (I smile at the image and my whacky sense of humour)â€¦ yes I can safely say I wasnâ€™t sure how to write this monthâ€™s blog. Continue reading »
A note given to me by my beautiful daughter recently. A reminder of what is really important to her as a 5 year old.
We are parents. Solo or not, we all know how tiring it is on a daily basis being in a job that is underpaid, undervalued and has contractual hours of 24/7. MY GOODNESS, no one in their right mind would ordinarily work under those working conditions, but we made a pact at the point when we decided to keep our child, to be parents for life, and very actively in their life until they reach the age of 18. Continue reading »
When Kiwi Families invited me to write from the view of a solo parent I was excited and felt that it was a great way to turn my situation into something positive. As the deadline got closer, the outside voices started creeping in to tell me I am not a writer, people wouldnâ€™t want to hear what I have to say, and I am certainly no Susan Devoy. Then my heart spoke up and told me that at the end of the day we are all parents, and all seeking to connect. Ignore the voices and speak from the heart. Continue reading »