Author Archives: Bump2Basics

Wanderlust, family and the modern era

Today’s technology makes it much easier to live away from people that you love. When I met Chris in 1999 there was no Skype or FaceTime. We met in the UK where he lived, but I soon returned to the … Continue reading

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Happy 4th M

Do you know? That you ask me this question About 30 times a day And then comes the watershed Of your mind palace Do you know? Those expressive brown eyes Are a window into your heart Those small square nostrils … Continue reading

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Happy 6th LLC

Some belated words for our ‘big’ little girl who turned 6 at the end of January…. Golden haired and effervescent Small but mighty Sharp brown eyes…observing… reflecting You don’t miss a beat, and you dance to your own one A … Continue reading

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Leaning in

I recently started reading Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller Lean In, which explores the factors holding women back from leadership roles and issues a friendly bum kick to her fellow sisters: know what you want, be brave, take risks, work hard, love it, own it, … Continue reading

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Where is my mind?

Good question, Pixies.  My feet are often in the air and my head is on the ground and I’m rushing.  Rushing for that train.  Rushing from grand plans to child dinner plans.  Rushing the kids to school, to dance, to get … Continue reading

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