Step-Parent

step parent

When I was giving birth, the last thing I could ever have envisaged was sharing my children with another woman. Not in the cards. Not going to happen. Until, of course, it did. I hated not being a full-time mother to my children. I resented the full-time, never-divorced mothers who would say to me “Well it must be great to get a regular break from your kids like that.” Although words like that always felt like a slap in the face, I remained politely mute, but I wanted to cry my eyes out. Continue reading “Step-Parent”

In Sickness and in Health

in sickness and in health

I am not a natural nurse. I am, in fact, pretty much the very opposite of a natural nurse. Continue reading “In Sickness and in Health”

Second Chance

bride and bouquet Stock İmage

It was a lovely summer day; the perfect day for a wedding, or in this case, a second wedding. The bride and the groom Continue reading “Second Chance”

Mom, Can I Come In?

teen driver

Falling in love when your kids are teenagers can be… awkward. Continue reading “Mom, Can I Come In?”

African Drummer

African-Drum-Festival

(Fiction)

The young couple was on vacation, visiting the bustling centre of a fascinating city. It was the height of summer and the fragrant air was alive with entertainment: buskers were playing every sort of music imaginable in any space large enough to accommodate a small crowd. The streets were lively with the chatter of tourists and locals alike. Continue reading “African Drummer”

On Feminism, True Love and Happily Ever After

feminism

I was recently invited by a fellow blogger, PATRICK STORIES, to give my opinions on feminism. I am blessed to live in a society – and to be in a marriage – where I do not often have to give the matter all that much thought. Still, PATRICK STORIES writes with such passion on the subject that I decided to give the topic a ‘go’. I do hope you check out his blog…

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When I was aged 15 or so, my best friend told me that my expectations of love were unrealistic. Continue reading “On Feminism, True Love and Happily Ever After”