Mothering Your Dreams

The theme of Mothers’ Day and the contemplation of what it is to be a mother, to provide nurture, led me to think about the act of giving birth when it comes to bringing our dreams to life. There is the moment of fertilisation – that time when an idea takes hold and declares it’sContinue reading “Mothering Your Dreams”

Stuffed Mums Strike Again!

  How do I describe the afternoon I’ve just experienced? Along with my Three Stuffed Mums colleagues Kate and Kehau I spent the afternoon at Goolwa, a small town south of Adelaide at the mouth of the mighty river Murray, and had the biggest amount of fun. We were there to perform a Three StuffedContinue reading “Stuffed Mums Strike Again!”

Shaping Journeys

Our lives, particularly in our early years, are moulded by external factors that create, shape and imprint memories of our places and our journeys. For me it was the three bus routes that travelled out of the housing scheme where I lived in as a child to different destinations. Starting with the number 31 route,Continue reading “Shaping Journeys”

The Martian Parenting Style

An interesting train of thought was sparked by Rebecca Dettman’s blog (http://rebeccadettman.com) on how we teach our kids about spirituality. It’s a good question, because outside of organised religion we don’t have that formal framework as parents, so we’re thrown back on our own experiences, thoughts and the things we’ve come to know that areContinue reading “The Martian Parenting Style”

Sending Love Across the Ages

Can love be sent across the ages? Can strength and healing be sent back in time?Something has happened this week that’s made me desperately want this to be possible. Having just dipped my toes into the whole genealogy thing, looking at my family mainly from their time in the late 1800s in Donegal, their moveContinue reading “Sending Love Across the Ages”