As We Go: Listening Through The Cries

Recently I’ve been thinking about how we have been doing over the past 3 months with Cub. It has often felt a little like winging it. We read a parenting book before Cub was born but honestly it all kind of falls out of your head when you’re busy with a newborn.

10 Weird Things About Being A Parent

Be warned: your life changes in all sorts of ways when you have a child, but before you get too scared I thought I’d share some funny and strange things about being a parent that I’ve noticed over the last month.

Lullaby: Beautiful Options

It is remarkably instinctive to talk and (attempt to) sing to your child. However, it is also unfortunate that when you are finally in the position of needing to get your child to sleep it is likely that your sleep-deprived mind can barely remember how to string sentences together, nevermind what lyrics go with which…

An Open Invitation To Friends & Family

This is an open invitation. It is an invitation to ask to visit, to ask questions, to comment on my posts and all sorts of things within the realm of communication. The worst I can do is say “no”. Less bad is “not just yet”. The reason I am giving this invitation is because a…

My Birth Story: Slow Progress

I wrote most of this for my child, because when you are desperate for your child to turn up you start to talk to them about them maybe moving sometime soon. I hope you find it interesting, amusing, or whatever you need it to be. For me it is a record of a sort and…

Our First Five Days of Puppy

At the weekend Bear and I travelled all the way into beautiful Carmarthen countryside to visit a litter of Bernese Mountain Dog puppies. We had researched so many breeds, researched training plans, pros and cons of the breed, things to watch out for in old age, and important things to know about the parents of…

My Dark Days: During

For those who don’t know, this is the second of a three post series describing what it was for me before, during, and after depression. You can find the first part, My Dark Days: Before, here. You will also see through this the progress of my artwork which is being exhibited in the Piece Of Mind…

My Dark Days: Before

A really exciting opportunity has arisen in the form of an art exhibition called Piece of Mind. It is being set up by a group in St Andrews trying to raise awareness about mental wellbeing and health. It is to encourage self-expression and I felt that the piece I wanted to submit, might also raise…