Beauty within brokeness

My seven year old son has struggled with seeing his mum go through grief.  For him his biggest experience of death has been his hamster dying.  Whilst I have tried to protect him from the realities of all I am feeling, there is also a sense that it is important for him to understand that life is made up of many moments, moments of celebration and joy, moments of laughter but also moments of sadness.  There is in life a time for everything:...

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Working from rest

As I watched my son’s tennis lesson I was sitting alongside another mum and her son who was reading his school reading book out loud.  Now with 4 children of my own, I know how frustrating the process of learning to read can be, but this mum was getting crosser and crosser at her son’s inability to read the word “where.” She got more and more irate until eventually she unleashed a whole load of anger.  As my  kids would...

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