What happened when I was too shy to ask the neighbours to move their car off our shared drive

I decided to drive through a different paddock, got the car completely stuck in mud, wheelspun a lot, got tangled in an electric fence and got electrocuted, all whilst the kids were crying and screaming. I managed to turn the power off the fence, climb under the car (in the cow shit and mud) detangle... Continue Reading →

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Keep me safe in your pocket

My Daughter (7) doesn’t talk to me. Has she ever? I can’t even remember. I’m so wrapped up in the present drama. I’m crying my eyes out after she's gone to bed. Today, I learnt she hasn’t spoken to her teacher in six weeks, that she’s regressing at school, that her one friendship has fizzled... Continue Reading →

This too shall pass

Another incredibly challenging day, but also so full of beauty. My favourite moments were the kids squealing on the swings and Mie smiling hanging upside down. But nothing compares to the joy of putting my boys to bed, listening to their breaths slow down and watching their bodies relax. It’s a rare moment for me.... Continue Reading →

Rainbows

Today I held my daughter in my arms for half an hour whilst she sobbed her heart out. She screamed and cried. I could feel her little heart in her chest beating so fast. We were sat by the bonfire on our land by the sea. Once again, it was because she wasn’t sure if... Continue Reading →

Did we just have a breakthrough?

Tonight I experienced Mie's most epic temper tantrum ever. I had calmly asked her to get ready for bed and told her I was ready for bedtime cuddles, as soon as she'd brushed her teeth, put her pyjamas on and peed. She started to freak out whilst watching herself in her mirror. I turned the... Continue Reading →

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