Family

Family Question Time

I’m someone who generally keeps my cards close to my chest. There are people that have known me for years and as much as they may know my personality, I don’t know if they know me. That’s 100% down to me. I only let people in so much and carefully answer their questions. I’m trying to be more open but I don’t know if that’s working. In a way, that is what this blog and my other blog are for. However, I don’t really want to be a mystery to my kids, of all the people in the world. They…

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Self Improvement

I Just Want Everyone to Be Happier

No bulls**t here, I just want everyone to be happier. I know, I specifically said no more happy clappy BS!I would love to say I want everyone to be happy but until there is a massive cultural shift, we’ll never be content. We want this, we want that, we want more, we want better. And while that idea is aspirational (marketing companies depend on it), it’s also destructive. There’s no shame in yearning for more and wanting to be better. It’s what drives most of us to get on with life. It’s what gets me up in the mornings knowing that…

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Song of the Month

Song Of The Month – July 2017 – Ain’t It Fun by Paramore

LINK TO THE VIDEO I love Paramore. I am probably a little old for their projected demographic but even still, I love them. I love Hayley Williams. I love that she was supposed to be the next Britney Spears but told the industry to duck off and became the kickass musical heroine I wish I could’ve looked up to when I was a teen. I love their songs, how catchy and clever they are. But something you may not associate with them as a non-fan is that they’re fun. Feisty, moody, loud and yes, fun. This song captures that, captures…

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Family

Parenting Guilt

It’s an affliction. There is no decent parent out there that doesn’t feel guilt with every decision they make or don’t make. It’s not surprising. You’re tasked with bringing up a whole person as a decent, moral, non-s****y human being. In most instances, it was a choice you made but it’s still difficult, it’s fraught with missteps, mistakes and guilt. What if you’re doing the wrong thing? Have you just said something to them that is unwittingly traumatising and damaging them? To all the parents out there, for what my two cents is worth, as long as you’re trying, really…

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