I will begin to trust you

I wrote this poem after I paused to reflect in mindfulness, to cultivate my ability to trust.  One afternoon, I was getting increasingly frustrated about the extended time one of my children was spending on the computer, in the name of homework and revision.  The conversation began with a casual reminder from me, to shut her laptop down once she … Continue reading I will begin to trust you

Making the Lifesaver Redundant

Staying strong amidst waves of discontent I cannot count the number of times I have made threats or laid down ultimatums that I am downright convinced I will follow through on. Yet as our children appear to be drowning in the ocean of misconduct, heading straight towards tragedy of consequence, the lifesaver in me is awakened. … Continue reading Making the Lifesaver Redundant

Softer around the edges

A reluctant change brings an unexpected result .  I live with a mini me. She is unashamedly goal orientated, organised, fiercely independent, easily annoyed by inefficiency and sticks to what she does well. This child came into our lives preloaded with a whole bunch of software that is ideal for a schooling and learning environment that … Continue reading Softer around the edges

Mother doesn’t always know best

One of parenting's greatest challenges is learning to trust and have faith.  We all have very different working styles. Rationally we know this to be true. We have dealt with colleagues and with enough work teams to know individuals have their own way of delivering outcomes. Somehow this rational understanding flew out the window when … Continue reading Mother doesn’t always know best