Tag Archives: rites of passage

Next ‘Girls Journeying Together’ group starting in the spring 2017

    Free Trial Session for girls (with Mums) on Friday 2nd March 2018, 5pm – 7pm or Saturday 3rd March 10am – 12pm Every year around spring time, I start another of my year-long Girls Journeying Together groups.  A dozen or so 10-12 years olds sit in a circle in my sitting room nervously wondering how we […]






Posted on 9 May 2014
Musings: Parenting girls, Coming of age
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Catholic confirmation – what makes a rite of passage meaningful?

Recently I had the good fortune to be invited to the confirmation ceremony of a friend of my eldest.  Although I’ve been invited to all manner of coming of age ceremonies (people know that it’s my thing!) I’d not been to a Catholic confirmation before. After the stage had been set: a beautiful building, special […]






Posted on 31 January 2014
Musings: Coming of age, Rites of passage
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Girls’ groups – what’s the point?

“I’m not paying money for my daughter just to hang out with a bunch of girls – she does enough of that already.” Why does it feel fine to spend money on flute lessons, on extra maths, on brownies and ballet, but not on personal development for our children? In life, what is going to […]






Posted on 11 June 2013
Musings: Parenting teenagers, Parenting girls, Coming of age, Rites of passage
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