A Lot Can Change in a Year

Whenever a year draws to a close, many of us start planning the year ahead. We feel determined to put the past behind us, we ponder about our new year's resolutions and we want the next year to be better than the last. But sometimes, we shouldn't just focus all our energy on moving forward. We … [Read more...]

You Can Change the World

I recently had a two-hour long conversation with a stranger I met in a car park. I was enjoying a picnic lunch with my youngest daughter. We were sitting at a park that was located next to a medical surgery. My daughter and I were munching on our sandwiches, when a man about the age of 55, came … [Read more...]

Overcoming a Life Without Confidence

I've had some horrible things said to me during my life. When I had a nail biting habit, I was told that nobody would love me - that no-one would want to hold my filthy hand, let alone marry me. I've been repeatedly called stupid. I've been told to lose weight because nobody likes a fat girl. I've … [Read more...]

It’s Okay to Ask for Help

Have you ever heard of the term 'Shark music'? Last year, I attended a mother's group for my second daughter to help manage her anxiety issues, and I was introduced to this metaphor. In the famous 'Jaws' films, there's always that same eerie music that plays as the shark swims nearby. It basically … [Read more...]

Success Means No Excuses

Imagine you're going for a job interview the next day. It's for a position you've had your eye on for a while. You've been preparing for weeks, practising your responses, laying out the right outfit. You've got everything down pat. Then you get a phone call. Maybe someone close to you has passed … [Read more...]

Being Unique is Important

Being a writer is such a scary thing. Every time I publish a piece of writing, I'm putting my thoughts on the line and opening myself up to rejection. It's nerve-wracking, but exhilarating at the same time. However, for someone like me, who never imagined she'd become a writer, it's all the more … [Read more...]

This is Your Life

I'm not an angry person. Emotional, yes. Angry, no. If something upsets me; I might feel hurt, I might even cry if I feel that bad. But recently, something absolutely infuriated me. You probably know by now that I got married and had children quite young. I don't regret any of my decisions for a … [Read more...]

There is No Success Without Failure

It's incredible how fast your perception of a situation can change. Once upon a time, I thought nobody was reading my blog. In April 2011, I set up this blog to write about my parenting experiences so others would feel less alone. As the months went by and the time cut into my busy schedule as a … [Read more...]

You Are What You Believe You Are

I've learned a lot about myself since becoming a mother. I've learned even more about life. You see, I have 3 young children - a 2, 4 and 6 year old. All of them have a speech and language delay. And it's been tough on me; emotionally, mentally and physically. But in my six years of parenting, I've … [Read more...]

The Greatest Love of All… Comes From Within

Four years ago, someone very close to me lost a loved one. It wasn't due to illness, it wasn't due to death. His seemingly perfect relationship with his partner had come to an abrupt end. He lost the girl he thought he would spend the rest of his life with; the woman who he thought had completed … [Read more...]