Category: bonding

Rekindle Your Empty Nest

When listening to Women’s Hour recently a guest speaker said, “I didn’t believe in the term ‘empty nesting’ because unlike humans’, birds refill theirs with more chicks”. When we give birth to our children even though we don’t like it, our children grow up. They develop their independence and leave home to progress with their …

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Happy International Day Of Happiness

Happy International Day Of Happiness Happiness comes in different guises for different people. Some are able to show it more easily then others, but the important point is knowing that we are happy within ourselves. My son told me a little story this morning. On Saturday when he was out driving he saw a male …

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Happiness

  Happiness is an important part of how we can manage our life to be more fulfilled and successful in achieving our desires.  Unfortunately when you are ‘just’, busy getting on, there is always someone who is going to say; “Cheer up, it might never happen.” Or “You ought to smile more.” What some people …

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My, How Things Change

My, How Things Change It has become apparent that a beard is now a fashionable accessory; forget the rough look, personally I can’t stand it.  For me it’s an all or nothing affair.   My No.1 Son is following his Father’s line with no facial hair and I always remember Mr Hoff boasting that he didn’t …

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What’s Wrong With Hugs And Kisses

What’s Wrong With Hugs And Kisses As a mother of 19 years, I can say with confidence I have been through a full range of feelings and emotions; times of great joy, heartache, concern and not knowing which way to turn.  I also feel I have been very lucky that my children have never turned …

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To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back I’m sure we’ve all got stories of when we have been put in a situation where you can feel fear, anxiety, terror (call it what you will), rise up through your body from your toes.  I know mine well and it mainly haunts me at fair grounds no matter how large …

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Mother and Baby

Mother and Baby As a mother of teenagers, with their birthdays continually coming round, yes I know I will also be another year older.  However, it is a great opportunity to celebrate not only their birth but to also relish in the great and funny times; the warm and fuzzy moments of motherhood.  Don’t get …

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And So We Arrived

And So We Arrived As we finished packing the van for a weekend of camping in the middle of Shropshire for the final of No.1 Sons riding event.  Watching the rain coming down we decided to leave the house in wellies.  However, much to our pleasure the weather was dry with perfect conditions for setting …

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The Return of the Walk About Daughter

The Return of the Walk About Daughter As the seven weeks of my No.1 Daughter’s adventures slide past I think about her every day, I blog a couple of times a week never really knowing when she will receive my messages.  With all the excitement of the A – Level results, the emotions have been …

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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park   This summer has been a big emotional roller coaster as it has been ‘A’ Level results time as well as GCSE results.  I thought it was nerve racking enough when I went to collect my own results all those years ago; but I rapidly realised it was nothing compared …

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