This collection of, blogs, meditations, poems, and stories, relates to motherhood and sometimes to parenthood generally.
Blogs evolve and unfold day to day, month to month. This collection shapes that evolution into a different kind of reading experience, through a process of reorganisation.
In this process I have found new connections between my writings and have relived my journey as a parent stretched out over time and geography. From the days my children hid teaspoons in the garden or had me and husband sleepless to scrambling about for favourite boots, to the days they have begun to unpack their dreams and become collaborators in the art of family creativity.
Putting together this collection meant reflecting on the story of my own Mekeo mother, and honouring the many things she has taught me. It meant finding some poems and essays to add that may have been published beyond or before the blog, that fitted just right.
May you enjoy your journey into motherhood and parenthood and have some enjoyment in sharing stories of mine.
Yours in story, poetry, parenthood, and motherhood,
June Perkins aka Pearlz or Gumbootpearlz