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 my […]

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Postcards from planet teenager

Everyone has heard how tricky the adolescent years can be. When your little angel moves to planet teenager, you need to be prepared for mood swings, arguments and absurdly risky behavior. Add alcohol, sex, peer pressure, then throw in a dash of menopause, unhealthy work commitments and the occasional family drama and you’ve got a […]

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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, the […]

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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 and […]

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