• To do list

    At the end of August I started a new job. It is challenging, exciting and fabulous, but with that fabulous challenge has come a new level of crazy demands on my time and I have found myself inseparable from my trusty best friend: my 'to do list'. In those first few manic weeks I made list after list of things I was terrified I might otherwise forget. I wrote lists on my phone; I wrote lists in my diary; I wrote lists in my planner; and I wrote frantic, super important, MUST NOT FORGET lists on every available space on my hands. Pretty soon, someone showed me how to use sticky notes on my desktop and 'hey presto' I had another format for more and more lists that grew ever more complex and ever more detailed. And what lists they were. There were some lists that had a specific focus....
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  • The story of my life

    It was my birthday yesterday and I realised, once again, that birthdays as a parent can be a little less about sitting back while people are unfailingly nice to you,....
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  • I love you more than life itself

    As I was leaving the house to go to work the other day, my eldest daughter, Ana, called out to me “I love you more than life itself!”.   Rushing to....
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  • Sibling Rivalry

    My children argue.  Like many other sibling pairs, they will argue about anything and everything. In between times, they like to shock me by playing beautifully together and appearing to....
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  • Time to be.

    I love my job as a teacher: it's engaging, challenging and often fun.....but it's simultaneously exhausting and all-consuming and, when you add in the rush and noise of family life,....
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  • Getting it right (sometimes).

    The summer holidays are now in full swing and our family have been busy filling our days with activity.  Of course the sound of my children moaning, arguing, complaining and....
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