Learning from Other People

My six year old daughter once taught me a lesson in forgiveness. During a day at school, she'd made some lovely artwork. She'd proudly waved it in front of me, excited to show her father when he got home. But within seconds of showing me, her classmate randomly came along and defaced it. The boy did … [Read more...]

You Don’t Have to be Perfect

Many of the people I come across in my life, are generally very shocked to hear how busy my life is. They'll make comments such as, "You're wonderwoman!", "You're supermum!". Then they'll awe in amazement and follow it up with, "I can't believe you have 3 young kids and write as well... How do you … [Read more...]

The Kindness of Your Own Heart

Every day, you hear amazing stories about people who save the lives of strangers. You read about how they jeopardised their health, their safety, their whole entire life; to save someone else's. And as remarkable it is, you wonder to yourself how anyone could be so brave, so selfless; to care that … [Read more...]

It’s Never Too Late

A paediatrician once said to me: "It doesn't matter how your daughter's behavioural issues came to be, all that matters is what you do for her NOW". Those words have stayed with me for the past 2 years. I've always been someone who tackles problems head on. I like to seek out the cause of things … [Read more...]

The Truth Behind Unsolicited Advice

It was once said: "Those who know the least will always know it the loudest". I believe this statement is very true. Some people find it difficult to keep their opinions to themselves and will go to extreme lengths to express it. But the irony lies in that their opinion may not be of any … [Read more...]

What It Really Means to Be a Parent

It is often commonplace to associate parenting with nappies, feeds, and the endless amount of toys. But there is so much more to parenting than that. For me, being a parent is about maintaining a child's innocence, while at the same time, shaping who they later become in life. I am often … [Read more...]

Parenting: Modelling Good Behaviour

Parents often take on many roles: teacher, motivator, entertainer, cleaner; each role diverse to the others. But in the 4 years that I have been a parent, I have discovered that only one role has been, by far, the most important. And that is my responsibility to be a good role model. People often … [Read more...]