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Overheard in Our House: First Blog Edition

Over on Facebook, every so often, I post something that one of our girls has said.  Such gems as #1 informing #2 that she had to be gentle with Daddy because he’s just a man…  Or when she said quite … Continue reading

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Tubie or Not Tubie… Any Questions??

Naomi has had a feeding tube since she was 13 months old.  Reactions have been mixed…  Some people are too afraid to ask questions but are itching to know more, and some people have meant well but come across as … Continue reading

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Surprised by Joy

It has been a busy few months around here — mind you, when is it not busy for us?  I have had several posts maturing in my head, getting married and settling down to have baby and grandbaby posts, yet … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Will

I’ve posted before about our youngest daughter, Naomi.  Born prematurely at 26 weeks, she had a very rough start.  Between underdeveloped lungs and a massive bleed on both sides of her brain, we were told to expect the worst.  On … Continue reading

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Blowing The Whistle

It’s impossible to ignore the stories that have come out over the last while; and nor should we.  Sweeping the problem of abuse under the Church’s great big carpet has done nothing except allow it to fester, and this particular … Continue reading

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We don’t like to air our dirty laundry in public…

  (… We prefer to leave it in a different country instead.) A.K.A. What we learned on holiday. Not long ago we returned from our first family holiday; 4 nights in Hafan y Mor holiday park followed by a couple … Continue reading

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Raising girls with a healthy self-image

Like a gazillion other people in the world, I have low self esteem. There. I said it. It’s not just for teenage girls, apparently. I posted before about legacies, but this is a “legacy” that I do NOT wish to … Continue reading

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We’re all going on a summer holiday

  So, it’s summer time. The girls have been off school for two weeks now (45 days to go, not that I’m counting or anything…) so we’ve already had two weeks of fun, frolics and…. f….ighting. Okay, they haven’t been … Continue reading

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A Family Legacy

On this, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart, I am finding myself reflecting on one of the most influential women in my life and the legacy that she left behind. My Granny Marie was a wonderful woman. With a gazillion … Continue reading

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The Royal College of Bystanders

So, let me let you in on a little secret.  Kids don’t always behave well at Mass.  But sometimes the best thing to do is to just pretend nothing is happening….  Unless you’re willing to roll your sleeves up, muck … Continue reading

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