Category Archives: family

Why we Shouldn’t Worry about the Kids

I waste a lot of time worrying about my children. Are they happy, are they hungry, are they thirsty, do they need more discipline, am I being too hard on them, am I being too soft on them, do they … Continue reading

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I’ve Got the January Blues

Today is my birthday (subdued cheer). I have decided to postpone my celebrations while I play Nurse Mummy to my younger daughter. She had a couple of medical procedures in hospital earlier this week, and her recovery is painful and … Continue reading

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Settling a New Rescue Dog at Home

You may have seen my earlier blog posts about the struggle we faced when trying to re-home a dog late last year. Our beloved Staffy X rescue dog died peacefully last August having spent a wonderful eleven years in our … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

We made it! Today we welcome in a brand-new year and a brand-new decade. The past ten years have been busy, as I got married, had two children, began my professional writing career, published several novels, suffered bereavements, and worked … Continue reading

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Kids go FREE on Your 2020 short break to LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

Book your Short Break to LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort now with an overnight stay and 2 days in the Theme Park from just £28 per person (based on 2 adults, 2 children, Kids Go FREE & Second day Free applied). Enjoy … Continue reading

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A Painful End to a Traumatic Year

I joined the social network for A Chronic Voice earlier this year because I needed to find people who understand what life is like with chronic pain. Today I have written a post using the December link-up prompts, to show … Continue reading

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Please Give me a Dog! #AdoptDontShop

It has been just over three months since our dog died. We had him for eleven years, and he was found on the streets in North Wales, lost, lonely and nervous. It took some time for us to realise how … Continue reading

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Why we Need our NHS #WATWB

Today is Black Friday, but I want to talk about We Are the World BlogFest (#WATWB). The small story of humanity that I wish to share comes from our National Health Service in the UK, and more specifically, the Royal … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Lessons Learned

This week our American friends celebrate Thanksgiving, and I like to give thanks for my blessings as we slip into the dark season. My family is experiencing more trauma, but it was expected, and we can get through this. I … Continue reading

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Sometimes You Just Need a Hug

My family is recovering from serious trauma. Nearly six years ago, my father-in-law was seriously injured in a cycling accident. He was training for an event where he would cycle from one end of Ireland to the other, having previously … Continue reading

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