Is there a grown up in the room?! Parenting through the transition to high school

As anyone who has felt the stamped foot of their petulant inner child can attest, being a grown-up is more a fluid state than a definitive destination. The more unresolved issues we keep inside from our childhood (and I’m not necessarily talking ‘big’ issues, things we deem insignificant can still push those buttons, raise those … Continue reading Is there a grown up in the room?! Parenting through the transition to high school

Same Old Story

My husband found these crumpled and torn bits of newspaper from 1979 under a floorboard today. The words that jumped out at me were ‘torture,’ ‘attack’ and ‘terrorists.’ It seems some things really don’t change, unfortunately.

Twins with Different Skins: Race, Ethnicity and Family Lineage

I've been looking for a platform for a while to share a very personal story. This week I have been lucky enough to feature as a contributing writer on WrongSpeak publishing, by author Adam B. Coleman. I first published a version of this story anonymously some time ago.  As a beginner blogger, I was too … Continue reading Twins with Different Skins: Race, Ethnicity and Family Lineage

Passing judgement or passing on judgement: when it’s time to take a closer look

Photo by Shane on Pexels.com It is in my nature to try to look for the best in others. It's one of the reasons I became a Probation Officer. If someone cuts me up in traffic I'll reason that maybe they are on the way to the birth of their first child, or if someone … Continue reading Passing judgement or passing on judgement: when it’s time to take a closer look