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Parenting Advice – helpful or holier than thou?

I find parenting advice a double edged sword. There are always a million different people claiming to be experts, telling you how to parent in a million different ways that will ‘absolutely’ work for your child. Not to mention your friends with children who also have a helpful suggestion here and some well intended advice there.  Most of it is annoying, most of it doesn’t work, most of it doesn’t apply to your own child and some of it is possibly helpful once you try it after you’ve spent ages trying out every other type of technique  just so that you don’t have to take the advice of someone who thinks they know better than you. Read the rest of this entry

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Can Meatloaf Ever Be A Lemon Sorbet?

Tonight I had an absolute blast listening and singing along to old songs whilst I was writing. Which led me to wonder what other people listen to when they write. Read the rest of this entry

Writing on Demand – Inspiration vs Perspiration

So today I have been musing upon where inspiration goes when it goes! Is there a giant cloud upon which all the inspiration gathers once it has floated off and left a person? Does it sit there mocking those that try to write without it? Does it leave undeserving people and are some blessed permanently with it? Is it just luck where and when you find it and lose it? Can you catch it again or is it like trying to grab a fish in water? And the 64 thousand dollar question, can you still write without it? Read the rest of this entry

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