A long time ago and in a previous life, I spent many years working in education as a dance (and occasional music) teacher. I worked with children and young people of almost every age: tiny tots aged 3-5 in early … Continue reading
‘All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.’ – Oscar Wilde
We interrupt your regularly-scheduled blog to bring you a dance review. Actually, it’s not so much a dance review as a series of musings on how parenthood has changed the way I view dance. That’s a life change I really didn’t … Continue reading
Gosh, what a ride the last fourteen (count ’em!) months have been. A joyous, mostly-upward, sometimes stressful, occasionally terrifying ride. Perhaps inspired by my return to the hard-nosed world of work we’ve had a few cheerfully practical posts recently, so today I’m going … Continue reading
Part of an occasional series in which our author looks back over the past weeks and months and wonders just where in the name of god the past weeks and months have gone.
Scarlett turned nine months a couple of weeks ago, and this milestone got me thinking about all the changes that her first nine months brought about in her momma and the mums around me. To all my baby-carrying and new-baby-having friends … Continue reading
When starting to think about planning a family, did you get yourself a kitten and unashamedly call it a “practice baby”? We didn’t, but we know more than one couple who did exactly that. Or perhaps (like both of us) … Continue reading
So this was going to be a post about how we’ve reached the end of our shared parental leave, and the changes that are afoot now Darien’s back at work. Darien’s employer had other ideas, however, and decided to make … Continue reading