The innocent voices of our children

This afternoon was my daughter's end of year show at school. The unity and innocence of their young voices singing was so healing, so inspiring. This group of children sounded like an army as they stood together. As the Baron says in The Sound of Music, "Is there a more beautiful expression of what is …

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Be the CEO your parents always wanted you to marry

You may have seen this Bumble dating app slogan on the side of a bus recently in London, like me. It really made me smile. And then it made me think. We know this is aimed at women because we know that our parents would have assumed their son would become a CEO over their …

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And just like that…she could write a sentence

I can see the cat. All by herself, no help, no encouragement, no bribe offered.  She just decided today was the day she would write her first sentence. It's been a week of firsts, she climbed a big tree on Monday, she got the hang of adding and taking away on Tuesday, wrote her first sentence …

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I couldn’t find my son and the panic was rising

The empty scooter rolled back towards me. I looked up to where he had been scooting back and forth across the playground but he was gone. I looked at the open playground gate, that leads onto an alleyway that leads to the road. I couldn't see him.  I quickly scanned the playground, I couldn't see …

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When the train goes over the bridge and no-one sees

There's a railway bridge that we drive under often and every time we do the kids look out the window hoping that they'll see a choo-choo train going over it. When we do see one it's the cause of much excitement. I was on my way back from George Street last Thursday, sat in traffic, …

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