Post Novel Depression

Is there such a thing as ‘Post Novel Depression’, and is it anything like or related to ‘Post Natal Depression’? You can be assured that I have suffered the former a number of times, though I can’t say that I have fallen ill to the latter. Over some years, I have given birth to both…

Fathers, Mothers, Babies: it’s about Family

Babies have been on my mind a bundle lately. I see them everywhere and smile every single time I see one. I love to smile right at them. To get one of their sweet little smiles in return is a big bonus. I love to catch their eye, to make a happy connection. I like…

To Nurture and Protect

I know this isn’t Mother’s Day, but this painting recently got me thinking. ‘The Lord of the Manor’, by Edmund Blair Leighton, reminds me of the indescribably profound protective love that I instantly felt for each of my children and grandbabies upon their arrival to this earthly sphere. To become a mother completely changed everything…