Have you ever missed sleeping so much that you dream about having long stretches of uninterrupted bliss on a pillow? I wake up most days bone tired, despite hitting the mattress about 9ish most nights. Nope I don't get up horrendously early - it's 6:30/7 around here at the moment - I just have a [...]
I thought about this question and whether I had the courage to truly answer it. Whether I was brave enough to write it down. If my wins were outweighing my sense that I am just never quite the parent I want to be. Parenting is: scary wanting to be perfect never feeling quite [...]
How do you manage the long-haul flights with children? How do you take three kids under the age of 7 and make them sit nicely and sleep? As I discussed in Travelling With Your Tribe (Part 1) it's all about managing your expectations. Or, in essence, setting them aside. They might scream. They might get [...]
You need the normal to appreciate the extraordinary. The extraordinary to appreciate the normal. Travel takes you out of your routine. Out of your zone. Puts you in learning situations. Puts life in your face.
My kids need time amongst the trees. To hear the wind whispering to them, the leaves enticing them and the grass supporting their growth. Too much of this world has been created to move them out of their essence. To designate safety over exploration. Security over freedom. Fear over love. We need to give them [...]
The world is changing. Technological advances, new discoveries, new ways of living. Pressure. Stress. Busyness. Debt. Materialism. Iphonitis. In my generation we were expected to go to school, after school, to go on to further study. These days you need a doctorate of that further study to be picked out of a line up for [...]
Make it a Trilogy. If you haven't read the Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay yet go out and buy them now. Then book yourself a couple of days off and devour them. Enter the world where fiction meets a very terrifying could-be reality. Suzanne Collins has mastered this concept and created a world and [...]