Category Archives: Family

Turning the tables on homophobia – All You Need Is Love

marriage equality

I stumbled across this video thanks to a Facebook friend.  It’s 20 minutes long, but one of the best short films I’ve ever seen. Take the time to watch it. All you need is love. This is what homophobia would look like if the tables were turned. Powerful, powerful thoughts.     It gives a…

Mean children grow up to be mean adults

bullying

Walking down the street, they were sniggering and turning around to look at us.  They would take turns giggling then look back at their group.  The next one would say something and another would spin their head and stare straight at us and laugh. This is what happened recently when I was walking down the…

Does it sink in?

Gleenon Melton saying 2

  I’ll often be found, sitting with my kids answering question after tedious question.  Sometimes I’m silently counting to ten as they incessantly ask ‘But why?’ however, I continue to answer. I’m their teacher after all.  They are here to learn, and I’m here to help.  Eventually we’ll reach the point of me saying in…

That is why I started blogging…

summer 2013 4

Some time ago now, I opened up a blog, wrote my thoughts down and felt an instant relief.  I love writing: it’s like therapy for me and that is why I started blogging. Over the last month, I’ve had a break.  I stepped back and spent time over the summer with my children.  We swam…

My children may be brainwashed

My child is brainwashed

Today I’m running around like a headless chook getting things organised for the #BrightDelight event next week.  It’s getting exciting and crazy busy all at once. However, I couldn’t miss this opportunity to tell you how my Mr3 has been brainwashed!  It would seem that the ‘magic word’ has a different meaning in our house:…

Chocolate chip shortbread

chocolate chip shortbread 1

It’s the lead up to Christmas.  IT IS!   Whether or not you want to think about that yet, the reality is that the decorations are starting to creep into the shops, the carols are on the radio and the letters to santa are carefully being constructed. When it comes to teachers and carers, I…

Stop waiting for something to happen

live in the present

Most mornings I wake up with a spring in my step.  I bounce out of bed at an ungodly hour because I know I can start my day with a little bit of ‘me’ time.  The kids (usually) don’t wake up until 6 or so, which means I have an hour to have a coffee…

What did I achieve today?

O

Last night as I was trying to wind down and clear my mind, all I could think about were all the things I hadn’t done on my list.  At the moment, the to-do list is incredibly long with the upcoming event I’m organising and so my mind seems to click into overdrive as soon as…

Subscribe in a reader here. Or enter your email address to receive the latest posts: