Category Archives: Alive by the water

In Which it is All Sweet

We have no babies anymore. Our youngest Haven-Kate is turned six this summer and Liam turned eleven this spring. I’ve been a mother for over decade. Liam our oldest, his labour was long and hard and far from natural. I … Continue reading

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Happiness and sadness

We are camping on the west coast which is my favourite way to start a blog post or a day. I think everyone has a place or places that make their soul come alive, more than it is anywhere else. … Continue reading

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On being alive

First thing this morning I went for a swim – one side of the sheltered bay to the other and back. The water was frigid and it was too early for the air to have warmed. I was the only … Continue reading

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On Being A Human Mother

We said goodbye to my grandmother yesterday. I got to hug all four of her children, both of my parents and my own three siblings all in one day. Everyone felt sad. Everyone felt happy. After the hugs and the … Continue reading

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