Welcome to the mothers of boys tribe

I recently came across a friend at my son’s school sports fields. It was around midday and she was in a rush to begin preparations for her daughter’s semi-formal – some six hours away. ‘The beautification is about to begin,’ she smiled as she hurried past. I was rushing in the other direction, with myContinue reading “Welcome to the mothers of boys tribe”

Can writing fiction improve your parenting?

As every aspiring author knows, writing a good story is about inhabiting the minds of the story’s characters and translating their motivations and actions into convincing and entertaining prose. And so, it was without hesitation, that I invaded the mind of a ten-year-old boy for my first foray into the world of fiction writing, theContinue reading “Can writing fiction improve your parenting?”

Confessions of a mother of boys

You know you’re a fully fledged Mother of Boys when you find yourself alone at home on a Friday night – your kids are in bed, your husband’s out – you ignore the mind-improving book on the arm of the chair, you flick on the TV, scroll past the worthy documentaries, the hospital dramas andContinue reading “Confessions of a mother of boys”