Parenting is Hard… and Hurrah for the Sisterhood


I don’t want to use this forum as a base to whinge and complain, but I just want to throw it out there. Being a parent is really hard!

For all the wonderful things our children bring us, the yin and yang of life says that they bring equally difficult, ghastly or down right horrible moments too.  [Read more…]

What I Learned In High School

Cover Image - What I learned in High SchoolToday I am writing with my group of ‘Blog With Pip’ online friends and we are all writing on the same topic: What I Learned In High School. Dani is leading the gang with her post, which you can read at ‘Eat My Street‘. Feel free to join the conversation and add your comments at the bottom or have a read of some other bloggers who may share links to the same post they’ve written (in the comments).

Finishing High School is a big deal and our experience at school can shape who we become. When I reflect on what I learned at school, I can honestly say that most of what I know now, I learnt after I left school.

Don’t get me wrong – I had an excellent education but if I’m honest … history and english and maths, they don’t stand out.

What really stands out for me, is what I learnt about how it feels to be part of something. I learnt what it really means to truly belong to a community; and how important that is. I left school 25 years ago and for various reason have found myself back in the school grounds on various occasions over the years (mostly for weddings, but also reunions and the odd funeral). [Read more…]