Silent Sunday 31.3.19
Mar31

Silent Sunday 31.3.19

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The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old
Mar29

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 years old

Late last year I read, The Bright Side, which was the story of Hendrik Groen and his life in an Amsterdam care home. I absolutely loved it. It was such a humorous and uplifting book about friendship. And it turns out it was actually the second book by Hendrik Groen. The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen is his first story of life in the care home. Set in 2013, there is an entry for pretty much every day of the year. Hendrik is worried...

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A (blogging) safe space
Mar28

A (blogging) safe space

Earlier this week, I wrote about my first ever blogging wobble. With my youngest child now a teenager and my eldest fast approaching adulthood, I’ve started to question whether I should still be blogging about them. But I love blogging. It’s a great outlet for getting thoughts and feelings out, as well as connecting with parents in a similar situation. I had some great suggestions of slightly different directions I could...

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My biggest teenage parenting struggle
Mar26

My biggest teenage parenting struggle

I’m nearly five years into parenting teenagers. I now have three teenagers – one of them nearly an adult, one who is 15 and a half and one who is just 13. I’ll be honest, I’ve been pretty lucky with them. Yes, they can be stubborn sods. They argue with each other too much. They’re a nightmare to get out of bed. They go to bed too late and one of them is very, very untidy. BUT they don’t argue with...

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A blogging blip
Mar25

A blogging blip

I started blogging seven and a half years ago and, in that time, I’ve never questioned myself. Never wondered if I was doing the right thing. Never felt I needed to change to ‘fit in’. Never sold myself out for views or money. I’ve just been me. My blog hasn’t provided me with fame and fortune, but that was never the intention. It has always been an enjoyable hobby, somewhere that I can just let my own...

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