I compare myself to other people, I try not to and the Bible says not to but…it is a human failing that we all have, even if only secretly. I got injured just after New Year and couldn’t run for about six weeks. To some of my friends this would seem like good news, butContinue reading “Comparison”

Little moments

I was thinking today that parents often don’t have a lot of spare time and having children with additional needs lessens that even more so, especially when they no longer go to bed at 7pm. As a teenager, Pigeon now stays up nearly as late as me, so my time to get things done hasContinue reading “Little moments”

Zero waste – is that even possible?

I like to research ways of doing things differently and to see what might work better for us. The zero waste idea caught my interest a couple of years ago. It looked intriguing, so we had a go… I wanted to see if it was even possible within our rather unusual family situation. Two childrenContinue reading “Zero waste – is that even possible?”

Changing family habits

Becoming a single parent (plus the events that brought me to that) turned my life upside down.  I have been on a journey of questioning and examining everything since then. Nothing made sense and nothing seemed secure, even my faith for a time. The ‘just in case’ mentality that my family have lived by forContinue reading “Changing family habits”


I wouldn’t call myself a minimalist. Some of the hoarders amongst my friends and family would refer to me as that, but I don’t think that quite describes me. What even is minimalism? For some it is white walls, only a few pieces of simple furniture and few decorative items on the walls. For others,Continue reading “Minimalist?”

Wants and Needs

We all have wants and needs. Do we know the difference though? I think in the modern world, it can be confusing for people to differentiate between the two. Do I need ten coats or the latest phone, when one or two coats and a basic, functioning phone might be alright? It is a subjectContinue reading “Wants and Needs”

Out of my comfort zone

I have had to face the thing that I did not want to do…ask for financial help. There is a sizeable streak of independent resourcefulness in me that is partly nature, partly nurture in origin. This characteristic has its benefits, being used on a daily basis as a single parent to two children with specialContinue reading “Out of my comfort zone”