The End of the Baby Years: Letting Go and Moving On

It’s time I sold my stroller. It really is.

It serves no purpose.

It hasn’t been used for over a year.

It sits in an already cluttered garage, gathering dust.

Yet, the thought of parting with this defining piece of our baby years brings great sadness.

Because there’s a finality in that. The end of a very short, four-year era……

War of Words: The Rising Toxicity of Private Facebook Moms Groups

Facebook moms groups: Most of us are, or have been, part of them. A private, digital ‘safe-place’, where moms can gather, post, get/give advice and a little sisterly solidarity whilst chuckling at the odd meme or two ….

Breaking the Mothering Trap:: Encouraging Independence in Our Children

It was last month that I realised I had blindly, and inadvertently, fallen into the mothering trap. My three-year-old son had not long returned to preschool from the Christmas break, and that transition back into a more…..

Pedal Power:: Liberation on an Exercise Bike

A funny thing happened when I first climbed onto my new exercise bike and began to peddle. I almost cried.

Now, this wasn’t because I am woefully unfit as one might suspect, having done no ‘real’ exercise in the past three or so years. Like many ….

“Oh my god, it’s huge.”

From behind the glass of our patio door, my husband shone a thin laser of light outside into the darkness with a flashlight. “I’m not going to be able to sleep tonight knowing not…..

July, 2020. Five months into a pandemic that would change life irrevocably and in the second quarter of a blisteringly hot Texan summer that had seen the mercury creep past 100°F the previous week……

2 Years Without Family:: Expat Life in a Pandemic

Of course, no one could have foreseen that as we, an expat family, set off on our Houston adventure two years ago, we would have not returned to Scotland since. Or not know when we next will….

We are excellent parents,” my husband boldly stated one day, when our morning had not gone to plan.

I stopped grumbling and shot him an incredulous look…..

Celebrate the Games at Houston’s Top Japanese Restaurants

There is one word on discerning palates. And that is Uchi. A collective hit with Houston Moms, and well, everyone, this Austin import has garnered a legion of faithful patrons who ….

The Pursuit of Perfection: How Not to Be a Martyr of Motherhood

Parenting has nothing to do with perfection. Perfection isn’t even the goal, not for us, not for our children. Learning together to live well in an imperfect world, loving each other…….

The Fear of Pregnancy and Childbirth: Overcoming Tokophobia

Like most phobias, curious and common, there’s a term and Tokophobia is the pathological fear of pregnancy/and or childbirth. It can be primary {women who have no experienc…..

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