The Fall

I was pulling out of a junction this morning. In the distance was a family, there was a lady, and two children. The little boy, about 3 years, was running, as fast as he could, he tripped, he fell. Smack on the floor. He stood up, he was in shock, he was in pain, he... Continue Reading →



Imagine you were me. Imagine I screamed at you, in your face. Imagine you tried your best, but it was never enough. Imagine all you hear, is how awful my life is. Imagine that even though you are exhausted, I wanted more... Imagine your Time, Attention, Love, Fun, Empathy, is never enough. Imagine you loved... Continue Reading →

Calm and Peaceful

It was our first Christmas. The children had moved in 9 months previously. I was still on adoption leave, so had time to prepare. I wanted to make new memories. To create new traditions. To create some magic. The house resembled a garden centre festive display. There were lights everywhere. Tinsel hung off absolutely everything.... Continue Reading →

I’m Sorry

I'm sorry my son set off the fire alarm, again, when it was raining and cold outside. I'm sorry he disrupted yet another lesson. I'm sorry you heard him swearing, and shouting. I'm sorry you actually saw him thumping the wall with his fist. I'm sorry he smokes. I'm sorry he makes annoying random noises.... Continue Reading →

Broken Ties

The boy has only gone a broken his collar bone! It was after a tackle during a football match at school. He heard the bone crack. We waited in casualty to have the news that he had fractured his clavicle, he would need to wear a sling, he would need to come back to fracture... Continue Reading →

Sharing Melt Downs

A colleague at work told me they had thought of me the day before. She asked if we had any meltdowns recently. I asked what she meant. She told me what a melt down was to her, a stroppy out burst; a defiance to an instruction; a refusal to eat tea. She then said our... Continue Reading →

Taking Care

Caring for the Caretakers * Be gentle with yourself. Remind yourself you are an enabler, not a magician. * We cannot change anyone else. We can only change how we relate to them. * Find a hermit spot. Use it daily. * Give support, encouragement, and praise. Learn to accept it when you can. *... Continue Reading →

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