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Before you go …

So, I’m away at a conference this week and on Monday morning before I left my daughter ran up to me and said, ‘Dad, before you go ..’. Can you guess what she said next? ‘I want you to know I … Continue reading

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The One About the Power of Chocolate

My girls both enjoy going to school but it can be hard to motivate them in the morning to get their shoes and coats on and to brush their hair ready to go out on time. Yesterday, though was different. There … Continue reading

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The One Where I Was Nearly Ironic

My daughter came up to me just over an hour ago and said ‘will you play with me?’ My instant reply, because I was in the middle of something, was ‘no, I have some work to do’  but then I stopped … Continue reading

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She wasn’t having her best day but then we found some muddy puddles and things changed

It’s been a tough few months for our family. We have had a lot of illness, a lot of pressure and some difficult choices to make. When life is hard we often feel tired and tiredness can lead to withdrawal … Continue reading

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Stories of childhood in WW2 and the lessons we can learn

I had an inspiring conversation recently with a group of people who were children during the WW2. They told me about doodlebugs (missile like flying bombs) and the sound they used to make so that you knew they were coming. … Continue reading

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I’d better win or else

Please make me win If you don’t I would not pay you. This is what my daughter wrote on the envelope for her competition entry. The language is clumsy but it is supposed to be a threat because she thought that then she … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s hard to be a parent

Do your children ever make you cry? I talked to a parent recently who was having a difficult time coping with a child who is constantly angry.  Parenting can be difficult and ultimately we can only do our best. I … Continue reading

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The one with the vanishing spray

My favourite part of the world cup was the vanishing spray (yes I’m being serious). The use of this spray is genius! At a free kick the referee marks out a line that opposing players have to stand behind. The … Continue reading

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The one where my daughter was brave

Yesterdays blog finished with a picture and Bible verses about God lifting us out of the mud and giving us a solid place to stand. I wanted a picture as a background for the verses but couldn’t find what I … Continue reading

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The one where my daughter was well behaved

I have a daughter who has special needs who we home school. I had an appointment with a financial advisor today and needed to take her with me, so I packed an mp3 player and headphones and we made it … Continue reading

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