The Modern Family

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, my first Mother’s Day flying …

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Limbo

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 I’d give anything to turn …

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Dear Wilful One

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. Some days you would be …

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Goodbye my lover

It is said that the end of a significant relationship is like a death. You need to grieve what was, and what could have been, before you can move on. The funny thing about grief is that it can get all kamikaze on you. Just when you think “I’ve got this!”, grief does its best …

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One February afternoon

This afternoon I posted this photo to my Instagram feed. If I was a glossy ‘highlight reel’ kind of blogger, I probably would have left it at that, giving the impression of a sublime afternoon out at the beach with my wonderful charges. But we all know that I am definitely not that type of …

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Plot Twist

Here I sit, on the eve of what would have been my 12th wedding anniversary, pondering the plot twists that life dishes out. Never in a million years could I have predicted that my marriage would end the way it did. Never could I have predicted that I would be a single mum of 3 …

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