Gratitude Journal July

I would have posted this last week but our holiday and poor Wi-Fi got in the way! July was a month of ‘events’ and occurrences, rather than ‘normal’ life. The end of the school year, an art exhibition, my twin daughters’ birthday, going on holiday. All fun and exciting things, that I loved enjoying and…

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Pressing pause…

‘Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone’ W.H. Auden Time is a funny thing. I’ve taken that quote slightly out of context of the original poem, but the line still expresses something I am feeling right now. I often want to pause; to not move on but to stay exactly where I am, in…

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Simple mindsets to beat procrastination

How often do you find yourself thinking what shall I do now? And not because there isn’t anything to do… I find myself torn into a million pieces right now, constantly. We all do. We have complicated lives for one reason or another; things we need or want to do. All too often I find…

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Fact or fiction?

I am a bookworm (probably not a massive surprise!). Reading fiction I love to read fiction. Or maybe a more accurate description would be inhaling words??? Once I choose and start a book, more than likely I’ll be chomping at the bit to finish it. Page-turners. Adventures, thrillers, science fiction, contemporary literature of the dilemma…

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Gratitude Journal June

Sometimes you have a month that is torn between such highs and low that it is difficult to know what to be grateful for. It can leave you with a funny feeling inside. My gratitude journal came about because I wasn’t great at being grateful. All too often I had a negative view of things….

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Learning lessons; my first year

A year ago I took my first steps into a new world that I hadn’t got a clue about. Blogging. Since then I have spent a lot of time learning about and absorbed in writing and posting, interacting and commenting. The Filling Glass is not successful in traditional blogging terms (page views, income, indexes, awards or…

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Change: tackling it positively

At the moment there is big change in our lives. Our house is about to get torn to shreds by builders, including creating an annexe so that we can have my brother in law, who needs a little extra support, live with us; we have yet more schooling issues with our children that we are…

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Parenting Tools: Routine

I really hope I am not opening a can of worms here. The concept of routine is one of those parenting debates that polarises. You have on one hand the military precision of forcing a baby or child to do exactly what you want when you want, and on the other the airy-fairy, vagueness of…

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Gratitude Journal: May

With May has come a certain realisation. In recent months I had been getting overwhelmed by the things that are important to me. But I *may* (fingers crossed) have found a way to get rid of this pit of the stomach feeling. Overwhelm The bottom line is that there is a lot of things going…

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Making bedtime calmer with relaxation

Bedtime in any house with young children can be fraught with obstacles. Everybody is tired. It’s easy to lose patience. It’s easy for children to get wound up, hyperactive and bouncing off the walls. Even with the best will in the world, it can turn to Armageddon. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a way…

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