Ask a Question (It Might Just Change Things)

Forgive me. This is going to be one of the posts that involves a little toot of horn-blowing. I mean I don’t want to boast or anything, but this morning I had small triumph. This was a simple win arising out of very little effort on my part, just thought and action. It began with … Continue reading Ask a Question (It Might Just Change Things)

Seasons and Sapiens, A Long-Held Love Affair

As I sit here, the chill of the walk to nursery just beginning to peel off in the warmth of the café, it’s a curious feeling that the air outside is a lot colder than in here for the first time in months. I’m an Australian living in England and about to face the first … Continue reading Seasons and Sapiens, A Long-Held Love Affair

Resilience, And How To Build It

…especially with your children This article was inspired by a post on Bath Mums, a local mum’s forum in our home city of Bath in England. A mother was bearing her soul and expressing her lack of resources to help her young daughter with high sensitivity and coping at school. The little girl was having real … Continue reading Resilience, And How To Build It

Embercombe: How A Special Place Helped Us Get Real

Late on a Friday afternoon after a few hours of driving through Glastonbury and the South West countryside of England, we arrived at Embercombe where our four-strong family had been invited to spend a weekend. This general area of the country, especially around Totnes, is conventionally regarded as home to some of the more alternative British … Continue reading Embercombe: How A Special Place Helped Us Get Real

The Myth Of The Terrible Teen, And How We May Carve Out An Alternative

Have you heard that expression, ‘the golden years’? Sometimes it is applied to the years after our kids move out of home when we seemingly will have hours in the day to roam freely through fields of yellow tulips and spend sun-drenched moments with gorgeous relatives around tables filled with food, a string of coloured … Continue reading The Myth Of The Terrible Teen, And How We May Carve Out An Alternative

Making Change, The True Story

Originally, this was going to be an article about change – glorifying it, giving you strategies for how to gracefully achieve it and offering tips and tricks on how to pull it off. I truly thought this would be a wonderful way to help people bust out of their comfort zones and create excitement and … Continue reading Making Change, The True Story

The Top 3 Things Saving My Life Right Now

This past month has been a massive one for me and our family of four. We have relocated to Bath, England, and set up all the big-ticket items – car, school, home, work. It sounds so very simple to write them in a list like that, however the reality of coming to a new country … Continue reading The Top 3 Things Saving My Life Right Now

Check Out the Moves On Us (in which we go overseas to live in a very pretty place)

A short ten days ago I had been in six different countries in just over three weeks. I’ll be honest, one of those countries was Australia, where I used to live, and another of them is England, where I now live. Still, sounds exciting to write it like that.My family of four and I picked … Continue reading Check Out the Moves On Us (in which we go overseas to live in a very pretty place)