author Emilie Leeks,

"Connection is the Heart of life. True connection brings us Joy, Companionship, Understanding, Compassion, Acceptance."

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author Emilie Leeks,

"And when I get snippy with them? I have to remember that that's from other pressures - that it's nothing to do with them. That it's about time pressures on me - the constant weight of 'too much to do'."

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author Emilie Leeks,

"I hope you can forgive me this indulgent, contemplative, celebratory post. And I hope you can also find value in it, and take heart in noticing your own areas of resistance, and your steps through them; because these are the circumstances that bring us the toughest challenges, but simultaneously the most significant personal growth."

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author Emilie Leeks,

"We see you on the good days when things are going well - when your children are happy, when you've played and found the fun, when you've managed to get something healthy on the table. And we see you on the hard days - the days when you shout at your kids, when you feed them nothing but toast for their tea, when you can't speak for all the hurt you're carrying inside."

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author Emilie Leeks,

"We want to give our children freedom to be, right? But for most of us, we just have SO much stuff, that before we know it we are wading knee-deep in dressing up clothes, lego blocks and goodness only knows what else."

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