2019-06-24
Thinking by window

I’m sorry – Surviving Domestic Abuse

TRIGGER WARNING – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE I stayed for five years. I stayed with him for five, long, years. When I eventually managed to escape I did not know what the real world looked like. I was questioned by friends and family about why I put up with it? Why did I let it
-> Continue reading I’m sorry – Surviving Domestic Abuse

Thinking by window

What its like having an anti-vax mum – 39 years on

Growing up I was always sick. I was a sickly kid, I caught every bug going, and then some. My mum told me that I would have a good immune system when I was older as I had every cough and cold going. I had no idea about vaccinations or that illnesses like measles, mumps,
-> Continue reading What its like having an anti-vax mum – 39 years on

Writing in pencil on lined paper with pencil shavings

The myth that boys hurt girls because they like them

Every girl has been told at some point in her life that if a boy pulls your hair, hurts you or does things to annoy you when you are growing up, it’s not because they are being mean, its because they actually like you and have no way to express their feelings. The only thing
-> Continue reading The myth that boys hurt girls because they like them

Fortnite – The Game That Changed my Son

It was December 2017 when my son, Nathan, started playing Fortnite. I was fed up of the sitting room being hogged by video games on the Xbox that for his Christmas I redecorated his bedroom and moved the console into his room. I was recovering from being in hospital and having the sofa and TV
-> Continue reading Fortnite – The Game That Changed my Son

Discussing sexuality with your child

The topic of sexuality and gender is one that is discussed more freely with the current generation.¬† As a parent, I will honestly hold my hand up and say that I do not fully understand, the now vast, list of labels that are associated with sexuality and gender that are in use by today’s society.
-> Continue reading Discussing sexuality with your child

Fun drinking game for patents

Parenting should come with a manual

Babies should be delivered with Haynes style manuals, with yearly updates and special add on instruction, bounus additions, for kids who decide to confuse parents even further with their new and exciting kid goings on. My boy is now 11 and I admit that it’s not been all smiles and rainbows. There have been a
-> Continue reading Parenting should come with a manual

Thinking by window

In the spotlight – sexual assult

The media has been populated with controversial stories recently of how women have been sexually assaulted in the entertainment industry. The Harvey Winstine stories, Hugh Heffner, and the unlucky radio DJ that was taken to court by Taylor Swift, and ordered to pay damages of $1 for grabbing her arse. The stories are always horrific
-> Continue reading In the spotlight – sexual assult

highland spring

Feeling Brave? Starting High School with #BravebyNature

September is just a few days away, and while the 1st of September for me always marks my late fathers birthday, this year it comes with a new anniversary, and one Nathan is going to remember for the rest of his life. This Friday, Nathan starts at High School, and we have spent the last
-> Continue reading Feeling Brave? Starting High School with #BravebyNature

Teaching children to drive with Young Driver

At first when I heard that children could start driving at specialised courses from as young as 10 in a full sized car, I could not quite believe it.  Part of me thought the idea was crazy and how on earth could children manage to drive a car being that small Рthen I realised,
-> Continue reading Teaching children to drive with Young Driver

40 things to do before turning 40 – the realistic parents version

I have three years, and seven months to go until I hit 40. This only dawned on me properly recently. I’m getting older, I am the grown up! Turning 30 was not such a big deal, it was marked by a wonderful holiday, but I didn’t feel any different and even now, in my own
-> Continue reading 40 things to do before turning 40 – the realistic parents version