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Dear Pebbles: On your third birthday

September 25, 2016

Dearest darling Pebbles, Today you are three. From the moment you were conceived you have been a catalyst for change. To this very day, you continue to be my greatest challenge and my greatest joy all rolled into one. You are my devil and my angel. You are my storm … Read more

The Modern Family

May 8, 2016

Since the end of my marriage in January, there has been a steady stream of “firsts” for me to navigate as a single mother. Our first Easter, family holiday away, kid’s birthday, etc. Yesterday is was our first major family event – a wedding – and today was, of course, … Read more

Moving forward

April 15, 2016

It’s hard to believe it has been over a month since I last blogged. I’d love to say that during this time life around here has found a new rhythm, but in many ways, and for many reasons, it hasn’t. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t moving forward. Some days … Read more


March 7, 2016

Do you ever feel like you are playing a waiting game in life? I have reached this point where I feel I have absolutely no control. A major trauma has occurred and while the crisis point has passed, I still can’t move forward. I certainly can’t move backwards either, although … Read more

Dear Wilful One

March 2, 2016

Dear Wilful One, It’s been a while since I’ve written to you and so much has happened in the last twelve months. Last year was a tough one for you. After a playground incident resulting in a nasty injury and ongoing bullying, you developed some horrible symptoms because of anxiety. … Read more

Dear Ralphy: An open letter to a troll

February 27, 2016

Earlier this week I received some not-so constructive criticism from someone who has been a long-time reader and, up until a short while ago, someone I believed was a fan of my work. Now, I’m not usually one for feeding trolls, but this particular person, let’s call them Ralphy, raised … Read more