the abyss that called my name

Words & Images by Laurie Haughton

a dangerous walk to school…

I was walking this morning taking Kaleb to school, he was doing his ‘slow’ walk which is very similar to his normal walk but even slower (if that is possible?!). When I walk to pick him up it is a fairly quick 15 minutes, but when I have him with me it is easily halfContinue reading “a dangerous walk to school…”

Lessons for the CIA

It’s understandable really that motherhood is both a wonderful gift and at the same time, earth shattering in it’s blows to sleep, clean homes, personal hygiene,  cool tempers, patient attitudes, and general self esteem. We start out with a tiny little embryo that grows into a watermelon, stretching skin into impossible places that never properlyContinue reading “Lessons for the CIA”

If you can’t beat ’em….

  The other day I yelled out to the boys for what seemed like the thousandth time to stop playing in the dirt… it seemed like a never ending battle and I began to dread letting them go outside because I knew it would mean, more laundry, dirty floors and a total strip down atContinue reading “If you can’t beat ’em….”

I used to sleep in until noon!

This morning I was woken before the sun by a little voice calling periodically ‘Mummy’… The first time I heard him calling I went in to settle him, but found him wide awake, I told him that though he may feel awake it was actually not time to wake up and Mummy was going backContinue reading “I used to sleep in until noon!”

A lesson in fun… (seems a better title)

I worked in the nursery this morning, or I should say I played in the nursery today. I had been dreading it a little to be honest, I am with kids all day every day, I listen to screams and watch falling tears for a total of 11 hours a day 7 days a week.Continue reading “A lesson in fun… (seems a better title)”