Then get back up and reinvent yourself Leave behind what no longer fits I’ve hidden from a world that beat the crap out of me — more than once. The last time it happened, I gave up my job and hung around the house for eight months living off my savings. I had good reason to fall apart. But I knew … [Read more...] about Break into a Million Pieces!
This chapter of my life living out here on the road has changed me. I am not your typical 64-year-old mother-come-nanny. You won’t find me sitting in my recliner in the lounge room surrounded by family memorabilia — you know, all the comfy stuff — busy cooking or knitting for … [Read more...] about How a Screwed Up Time in My Life Turned into a Sweet Surrender
Siblings can be each other’s best friends or worst enemies! I have just wrapped up a week away with my partner Lindsey and his family. Lindsay turns 60 in a few days, and I talked him into inviting his two brothers, two sisters and two adult children on holidays together to help him … [Read more...] about Sibling Rivalry: Buckle Up, It’s Going To Be a Bumpy Ride!
This young generation of resilient kids is showing us how to live with COVID. As I write this, two of my grandkids are home in iso with a second bout of COVID! This past year, every one of my nine grandchildren has caught COVID — babies under one year up to teenagers. Their parents too! Getting … [Read more...] about COVID Kids — Our Super Heroes
I wasn’t aware that my heart had stopped letting in the music. That my grief was so profound, I was blind to the absence of music in my life. Before ending my long marriage, I found joy in the lyrics and music that resonated with such sweetness deep into my being. I’d pass through a shop or cafe … [Read more...] about The Day the Music Died. How I Invited Song and Dance Back into My Life
I always imagined I’d be a better mother than my mum. That I’d love my kids more, and they would know it. I’d make them my whole world, and they’d feel how adored and precious each is to me. In return for my unending love, my kids would hold me in a special place in their hearts. When two of my … [Read more...] about Trying To Be A Good Mother — A Lesson In Love