Testing the Limits

I was delighted recently when my eldest son came home from school telling me that he had been learning about growth and fixed mindsets. Mostly, I was just ecstatic to hear anything about his day. The majority of the time I am greeted with monosyllabic one word descriptions but this time was different. He said […]

New Season’s Resolution

I was fortunate recently to return to my Motherland. For the best part of a month, I was surrounded by all things British and the sounds, smells and tastes of my previous life. Like putting on a pair of comfortable old shoes, I found myself quickly re-adopting the language, mannerisms and banter of the UK, […]

A Mother’s Superpower.

I am currently reading a fascinating book that has left me completely inspired. It is called ‘The Artist and the Woman’ and tells the tale of the life and work of Clara Schumann. Before I began reading this book, I’m ashamed to say I knew very little about her. I knew that she had composed […]

To Be or Not To Be…

We probably all share a similar memory of being on a long car journey and asking ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ Now, with my own small children, it is certainly a frequent occurrence! These days I seem to hover over this question a lot. Are we nearly there yet? Are we ever going to get […]

Back in the Saddle

It’s safe to say that this last year has pushed buttons and boundaries in me that have taken my life in new directions that I didn’t necessarily want to go in. My emotions have been pushed and pulled in just about every way; from protecting my children in this ever changing world, to having to […]

Start Fresh Everyday.

Is it just me or does it seem that everywhere you look these days there are mixed messages coming from almost every direction? Do this, don’t do that, say this, don’t say that, be that person, be this person… It’s exhausting and at times horribly overwhelming! I find myself having to work very hard to […]

New Year, New Hope!

There have been countless times this past year that I have felt like I’m riding an emotional roller coaster ride. Life has felt chaotic, then amazing, then heartbreaking, then breathtakingly beautiful and everything in between! There has been joy through feeling grateful for this beautiful life, for the gift of music and then there has […]

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Fighting the Good Fight.

Is it just me or is there nothing to watch on tv anymore? No good movies, no believable plots and no authentic characters. I find myself watching something that starts well before ultimately leaving me feeling completely flat and annoyed that I’ve just wasted time that I can never get back! I don’t watch much […]

Reconnecting to you.

I played a bold move last night and announced my departure from all social media platforms. It felt like even before I’d hit the ‘post’ button that an influx of well wishes, goodbyes, stay in touches, hearts, likes and LOVES were being bestowed upon me and I instantly felt that warmth of affection from so […]

A Musical Lighthouse.

If I could go back in time and tell a younger me something important, it would be to try not to worry so much what people think of you. You can’t please everyone! It’s a cliché, I know. It’s something that I’m sure everyone has thought at some stage in their life. Haven’t they? I […]