“An expert is a damn fool a long way from home”

Yesterday, when perusing the internet, I happened across an article by an expert of babies about why we shouldn’t teach self soothing.

Now, the content of the article isn’t what I’m angry about per se, I’m picking on this article as an example of many that are out there. It was just unfortunate enough to be the one that fell into my path yesterday. Continue reading ““An expert is a damn fool a long way from home””

“Just call on me brother (or sister), when you need a hand”

I find meeting new people really difficult.
As a 5 year old it’s pretty easy
“I like your hair band, let’s be friends”
“I don’t like the colour of your shoes, I don’t like you”.
Simple. It may not make sense but everyone knows where they stand! Continue reading ““Just call on me brother (or sister), when you need a hand””

“Remember, you can be anything you want to be. Even a hammerhead shark if that makes you happy.

At what point do we stop telling our children they can be or do anything they dream? “Never!” I hear you cry.
Obviously we don’t intend to stop telling them the world is their oyster but eventually, probably accidentally, we do stop telling them. We will do a lot of ‘advising’ of what’s ‘for the best’ and may eventually kill all their hopes and dreams. Continue reading ““Remember, you can be anything you want to be. Even a hammerhead shark if that makes you happy.”

A letter to George

Dear Mr Osbourne,

Can I call you George?
Today is YOUR day,George, your time to shine!
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t envy you one bit. I really wouldn’t like the pressure of trying to balance the books of the country but you chose the job. Good on you! Continue reading “A letter to George”

Hooray for the Women.

Hooray to the women who like to wear make up.
Hooray to the women who wear no make up.
Hooray to the women who go out to work.
Hooray to the women who stay at home.
Hooray to the women who run their own businesses.
Hooray to the women who work for others.
Hooray to the women who choose to be single.
Hooray to the women who choose to be in relationships.
Hooray to the women who don’t want babies.
Hooray to the women who want babies. Continue reading “Hooray for the Women.”