Singing this song today and remembering my babywearing days. Remembering my babies little. Remembering wanting to show them the world – full of wonder, full of imagination. Days full of heart-full love… It’s not that the love is gone, but the wonder and imagination….I don’t look at the world the same way for them. I […]Read more "Innocence and Wonder"
A friend of mine once said to me, “We are people of the sea.” “We live on the mountain tops, for that is what an island is – a mountain top in the middle of the sea.” Perhaps that is why we feel so connected to the sea. When we want to get free, to […]Read more "Unquenchable Thirst"
What is it about motherhood that makes us develop a whole new relationship with guilt and self-doubt? Certainly, the responsibility for the guidance and development of a whole new human being is a huge factor, but perhaps just as significant, is the tendency we have to compare ourselves to our ideal of “The Perfect Mother.” […]Read more "Who Wants To Be The Perfect Mom?"
Once upon a time I wrote, I painted, I made music… I created beautiful things. How did I get from there… to here? Where I’m afraid to pick up my guitar, because I now fumble at a language in which I was once fluent. I no longer draw or paint, because I don’t have the […]Read more "An Artist's Soul"
I was talking to a friend of mine the other day, an amazing mother and a close friend for way too many years to count. We were reflecting that after so many years of us girlfriends being inseparable, she’s ended up migrating to another country and raising her kids far away from home. It’s quite […]Read more "Facebook Faces"
My son recently had a heart defect repaired through the kindness and generosity of pediatric cardiologist, Dr M. Ebeid. Wendy Fitzwilliam can be proud to have her name associated with the Pediatrics Dept at EWMSC. Mostly. At a time when nurses and doctors in the public healthcare system are warring with the Gov’t, the nurses […]Read more "It’s good to be home…"
Last weekend the hubby and I packed up the kids and drove an hour along the coast to find a little peace and tranquility. And find it we did. The little village of Blanchisseuse offered us sand, sea and surf, with the Marianne River just a 5 minute walk away from the little apartment we […]Read more "A Mother’s Journey"
My little girl is 18 months and I still nurse her. There was a time when that wasn’t such an uncommon thing in our society. It was not unheard of to hear of mothers nursing their children until the age of 5 years. I support a woman’s right to choose what’s right for her, and […]Read more "With love, from Mom"