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All I Wanted Was A Fathers Love

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  All I wanted was a fathers love I am sixteen years old, I am known as a mature, happy and well turned out girl, yet despite how others see me, confident, happy and no troubles in life, that it is not true. A fathers love was all I had ever craved as a young […]

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It’s August. “Will You Watch Me Play?”

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It’s August. “Will you watch me play?” he asks. I don’t want to. In fact, I can think of 1,001 things I’d rather do than watch my not-so-little little boy play Legends of Zelda on his WiiU. I look up, ready to tell him “No.” To explain that I’m working, that watching somebody else play […]

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On Gapped-Tooth Grins, Poop Jokes, and Having an Eight-Year-Old

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“How old is your kid?” I’d ask. “Eight.” “That must be fun,” I’d smile. “Oh! It IS!” she’d beam. I’d pretend to believe her but secretly felt sorry for the fact that she no longer had a toothless baby or a waddling, gapped-tooth toddler like mine. It was hard to imagine that eight-years-old was as […]

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Whether to fix the child or fix the world

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If I had a magic wand, the first thing that comes to mind is that I’d “fix” my son. A dozen others. A billion others. An infinity others. In fact, I’ve said before that if I could have a superpower, that it’d be to have magical healing powers. I’d like to fix all kids who […]

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4 Essential Safety Tips for Driving Mums

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  Whether you are expecting your first child or have older kids, you need to think about their safety on the road. Your bad driving habits may have fatal consequences if left unchecked. Here are some essential safety tips that every driving mum should know. If you have yet to pass your driving test, check […]

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The Final Diving Trip, a Six Sentence Story

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“Babe, help me up – the ladder isn’t down for some reason, and I’m exhausted,” he said treading water, smiling (and twitching a bit) at the thought of his notebook waiting for his recordings of the sea life diversity he’d seen while diving. She looked at him, reached for the rope before getting lost in thought […]

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Nine Ways to Write when You Don’t Want to Write

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Sometimes, writers think they don’t have anything to say. More often, writers have too much to say, but can’t say what they want to, don’t have the energy to do so, or feel paralyzed by their now, or memories of deep, dark, nameless stories. Writers share the un-sharable. They breathe life into rattling bones of […]

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