Arranged marriage

My 12 year old son had to debate on ‘arranged marriage’ at school.
Continue reading to find out his thoughts

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You were right

You were right I needed you… but I was too stern Too set in my ways Didn’t realise I had so much to learn.   You were right I needed you… but wasn’t ready to trust Too believe in you Didn’t realise I had so much to adjust.   You were right I needed you……

To be a Man

It’s a normal Sunday in our household and as I wake I’m already dreading the day! Sunday’s for me are go, go, go, without a minute to sit and have a cup of coffee. My husband, on the other hand, loves Sunday’s. Here’s how our days differ… ME – Wake up and after the kids are…

Sometimes

Sometimes I just need to get in my car To lock the doors And drive somewhere far. So I keep driving and driving…   Sometimes I want to sleep all day Wrapped up in my blanket Wishing the world away. So I keep sleeping and sleeping…   Sometimes I want to shout and scream At…

When I grow up

My 9 year old son is forever changing his mind about what he wants to be when he grows up.

Goodbye

He sat me down and said don’t cry But the time has come to say goodbye I gave it my all but as time passed by I realised it wasn’t love, it was just a lie.   “Please” I said, first let me reply I know it’s been difficult but we have to try You…

Can ‘MCS’ be prevented?

Firstly, for those of you who have never heard of ‘Middle child Syndrome‘, here’s a definition… ‘Middle child syndrome is a condition effecting children born in the middle. They experience feelings of jealousy towards their siblings, feel they are always being compared against them and generally have low self-worth. The middle child believes that unlike…

Harry who?

All kids love Happy Potter and all I wanted was some peace and quiet.

I need you

I need you to be my guide I need you to be my friend I need you to understand I need you to comprehend. I want you to stand by me I want you to hold me tight I want you to make me laugh I want you to kiss me goodnight. I will love…

The spy next door

My kids are huge Jackie Chan fans so I thought we’d watch one of his films…

A man’s guide to Valentine’s Day

Yes, it’s that time of year again and for anyone whose loved up, it’s time to show it. Whether your dating, in a relationship, married or just trying to impress, today is the day when millions of you will spend a bomb showing your significant other how much you love them. But how many of…

Stay

I want to stay in this moment forever Sitting side by side just you and I Imagining our lives that would have been so perfect Instead we are being forced to say goodbye. I want to stay in this moment a little longer Hands locked tight not wanting to let go Wishing this awful nightmare…

Out of body experience

Have you ever had an out of body experience? Do you believe there’s such a thing? I think I too would be sceptical if I hadn’t experienced it myself. There are things in this world that we just can’t explain. Science can try to justify these extraordinary incidents but sometimes I think if you believe…

Memories

I sit here in my rocking chair Watching the world go by All alone left with my thoughts Feeling so down but unable to cry. Wrapping a blanket around my shoulders Memories flash before me but disappear Trying so hard to stay focused A face in the distance starts to become clear. A gorgeous smile…

For you

The sun in the sky shines for you The birds in the tree tops sing for you The flowers in the garden grow for you My life seems perfect because I’m with you.   The stars in the galaxy sparkle for you The falling snowflakes glisten for you The streams and rivers flow for you…

Child over Dog?

“Shall we have another kid?” my husband surprised me by asking one day. “No chance” was my reply. Already a mum to 3 boys, there was no way I would even think about having another! But then I thought I’d try my luck. “Shall we get a dog?” I asked him. “No way” he shot…

Gone

The day you went and left me in this world alone You took away my life of love Leaving me with a soul of stone.   The delicate birds and flowers I noticed whilst you were near All this worlds beautiful creations With you they vanished into thin air.   I felt life’s dreams and…

Teenage stress.

Why is it so hard to communicate with teenagers. It seems that the more vocabulary they learn, the less they actually use! And when the attitude kicks in, that’s when you’re trouble! I understand that times have evolved and this generation of young adults has a lot more stress than most of us did growing…

Hold my hand

Hold my hand my child I’ll help to guide your way. I’ll teach you to laugh, to walk, to talk I’ll even show you how to play.   Hold my hand and my child I’ll lead you down the trail. I’ll teach you to read, to write, to organise To recover from times when you…

Another recreational drug!

For the last few months I have been noticing tiny, little chrome bottles on the streets. I just presumed they were some sort of new trend kids had taken up. This morning when I left the house to walk the dog, I found this on the corner of my road – Still not sure what…

I imagine a world

I imagine a world, such a beautiful place With colourful flowers, shrubs and trees. The animals lazily grazing around A gentle whisper of a breeze.   I imagine a world, such a beautiful place Children playing while they laugh and sing. A playground full of amazing adventures Toddlers being pushed on a swing.   I…

Ofsted – A parent’s perspective

Having worked in the Education sector, I know how important a school’s Ofsted report is. But lets look at it from a parent’s perspective? As a parent we face numerous tough decisions. One of these is where to send your kids to school. I actually uprooted my family and moved to a different borough just to…

Forever?

You say you’ll be with me forever But what is forever?   When people start to turn against us Becoming envious of the love we have and share If our road though life becomes harder Will forever end or will you still be here?   If life’s worries start to bring me down Will you…