the-family-gathering

The family gathering

I pick up the phone and make the call. “Hey Pumpkin, it’s mom.  Dad and I have something we would like to tell you.  Can you come over at 8:30, just on your own.” Miss J and R have a friend over to stay but this isn’t something I want to tell them.  For now, […]

letting-go-breathing-deep

Letting go, breathing deep

I wake up feeling groggy. Mr C’s alarm goes off.  A new day, a new year, and work begins again. I have not slept well. I have not been sleeping well for the longest time. Late to sleep, early to rise.  Not enough sleep.  By a long margin. I am fatigued, groggy, unproductive. I grab […]

dont-put-baby-in-a-single-box

Don’t put baby in a single box!

At the party on New Year’s Eve, I got chatting to a woman who I had met a few times before but whom I didn’t know all that well.  After chatting for a while, she said to me, “You’re such a homemaker! I can tell it comes naturally to you.” The comment took me a […]

change is on the horizon

Change is on the horizon

It’s been a while since my last post. The person about whom I wrote in that last post, read it and took to my personal FB page to tell me what a bully and an awful person I was in glorious detail.  I thought by omitting her name, or indeed any personal detail about her, […]