Tag Archives: Parenting

What did you most want at thirteen?

For me it wasn’t bigger breasts or Boots17 latest or even a boyfriend. I mean I sort of did want a boyfriend but only in the abstract. I probably did long to be the kind of girl who knew how to get, and then what to do with a boyfriend, but since I wasn’t, I […]






Posted on 27 March 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age
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The seasons of our parenting

If our parenting-life were to be one full cycle of seasons, where in yours are you? The forerunner of spring, when we are just coming out of hibernation, would be the baby time. The springtime of our parenting would be the fresh early years, followed by the blissful summer of those relatively easy middle years […]






Posted on 2 October 2012
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls
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Blind bit of difference…

    The ball rattles, opponents must call as they go in to tackle, and miraculously nobody crashes! This is blind football.       My children just spent an afternoon learning how to play football blind-folded with the GB Paralympic Football coach, Gary Knight.  I love any challenge that takes people out of their […]






Posted on 22 August 2012
Musings: Parenting girls
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