Tags » Family Estrangement

Change of Blog Title

My dear friends and followers, I think it is time for a change in the title of this blog as I no longer feel like I am broken. 93 more words



Often over the last few days I have seen various posts on social media from friends whose mum is no longer living about the irreplaceable nature of the bond between mother and daughter and how they are missed. 1,324 more words

Self Care

From Somewhere in the MetaVerse

Years ago, my brother and I used to discuss what we called the “MetaVerse.” This was a place where our most crazy ideas lived and served to entertain us when others did not understand our line of thought. 1,771 more words


Overly Doting Grandparents?

I am sure many will relate to this.  I have a large age gap between my middle son and youngest daughter and I definitely can see how experience and being older and wiser and learning from mistakes can be part of how I parent. 859 more words

All by myself.

I can honestly say that at times over the last year I have truly felt I cannot go on.  This is too painful.  The depth of pain at a soul / heart level as so intense I didn’t think I could survive it. 581 more words


Jesse's Girl

Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally, Sourcebooks Fire (July 7, 2015). ISBN: 9781492622239. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS

If you loved music enough to keep at it even after your schoolmates made fun of you when your voice cracked and your bandmates (in the band you started a year ago) threw you under the bus, that would mean your commitment was pretty strong. 356 more words


The pain of Mother's Day

Part I – Estranged families

It is Mother’s Day in the UK on Sunday 6 March. I’m looking forward to celebrating it with my own children, but am aware of the desire to ignore and minimise it as much as possible, when it comes to my own mother. 1,956 more words