Monthly Archives: May 2012

The tension between emotions and science

What is it that makes people so uncomfortable about admitting to an emotional basis for thoughts or actions?   Or put it another way, have we become so gripped by the need to be rational and scientific that we have … Continue reading

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Keeping the focus on the family

Rome was wonderful, as expected, but we didn’t expect to leave that city in pouring rain and return to a sunny UK with temperatures of 25C.  Very hard to get back to work with my office at home, the temptations … Continue reading

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Caio…for now

Just had a wonderful, if exhausting, day with our granddaughter who shows her enthusiasm for life and the people she loves by grinning widely and waving all arms and legs.  Makes me tired just looking at her.   She is … Continue reading

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Please make yourself uncomfortable

As I am old enough to remember Listen with Mother on BBC Home Service (Radio 4) when the ritual litany was…are you sitting comfortably, well now I’ll begin… as we snuggled up with our stay at home mums to hear … Continue reading

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What about the men?

It’s been a bit of a bonkers week…part of it without my beloved iMac as it had to go to have it’s whole email system re-installed, so I’m sorry for the lack of original material in my blog.  However, I’m … Continue reading

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Telling the truth and trusting our children

Here is another story from the DC Network website.  It must be twelve or fourteen years old but like the best books, stories or poems the message it brings remains as true today as it was then. The Day The … Continue reading

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Parenting donor conceived children: Is it different?

Twelve years ago I gave a presentation at one of DCN’s national meetings on this topic.  I just came across it again as I was continuing to rifle through the personal stories on the web site towards transferring the most … Continue reading

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