At the Checkout

‘How are you today?’ ‘Fine, thanks. You?’ I reply, then turn away to bellow at my children, who are wrestling on the floor, as I try to stuff my massive amount of shopping into bags. ‘Not bad, thanks.’ I nod briefly and the lad on the checkout continues. ‘Have you much planned this afternoon?’ ‘GET UP OFF…

Be kind to harassed mothers

Being a mother is rewarding and fulfilling. Yeah, blah blah blah. It’s also been the hardest and at times the most distressing experience of my life. When my sons were little, I was at the park with them one spring morning. It was about 7.30am when we got there, as we’d been up since 5am.…

Be kind to harassed mothers #2

In July 2015 we visited Nevis Range, Fort William and there was a foreign couple in the queue ahead of us with a (roughly) 3 year old boy and a 4 year old girl. The boy fell over and wailed for ages, kicking and screaming in his mother’s arms, while they bought tickets. A while…