Looking for happiness in all the wrong places (Mothering Matters article)

Looking for happiness in all the wrong places (Mothering Matters article)

This article was first publish by Mothering Matters as part of the ‘expat corner’ column, Feb 2016. http://motheringmatters.ch/looking-for-happiness/ Some of us arrived in this fair land with a suitcase or the contents of a shipping container. My family, however, arrived with 90% of the contents of our English cottage in a giant overland...
The Signs of Great Parenting

The Signs of Great Parenting

How we seem to have it backwards.. I remember sitting in the playgroup……besides trying to make sure Missy M didn’t destroy anything or anyone, I had another anxious dialogue running in my head based on a simple belief ….. whatever she did was a direct reflection on me as a...
Is this how it is supposed to be?

Is this how it is supposed to be?

I had a client who had built up an image of what his marriage and family would look like when he was lucky enough to be in that stage of his life. Some of the pictures were based on how he was brought up (either moving towards or away from that style of parenting) and his personal preferences that had built up over...
Riding the Tiger of Anger

Riding the Tiger of Anger

Happy 2016! I wanted to share with you (because I think it is so darn important), the best article I have ever read on anger. But why? It would be easy for me to say “oh, this is an important issue that comes up for almost every...
Leading a Merry Dance (Mothering Matters)

Leading a Merry Dance (Mothering Matters)

Here’s a sneaky peek at the Christmas edition of my latest column for Mothering Matters: Leading a Merry Dance: an Expats’ Guide to Christmas “There are many shoulds that are wrapped around the Christmas holidays like glitzy, cheap wrapping...
Top 5 reasons why being a tired parent is cool

Top 5 reasons why being a tired parent is cool

Written at the end of a week with hubby travelling away, it occurred to me that being a tired parent is cool. 1. You simplify You have finite levels of energy and a lot to do.The only answer is to simply what you are doing; do the bare minimum and no...