Joy to the world
(3 minute read) In adulthood festive joy is changed, not ended, as Marie McCoy discovers.
First day at school
(3 minute read) Marie McCoy describes the triumph and trauma experienced by parents as children take their first step on the educational ladder.
All that sparkles is not gold
(4 minute read) Marie McCoy says elite competitors can play a key role in challenging sexist attitudes in sport and wider society.
The greatest gift…
(4 minute read) Marie McCoy offers an inspiring and honest glimpse into the life of a modern mum.
A world without hugs…
(4 minute read) Marie McCoy explores the sadness of a world deprived of the sense of touch.
Many Happy Returns
(7 minute read) Marie McCoy recalls the link between happy birthdays and traumatic births and finds good reason to celebrate.
Some Days are Diamonds …
(6 minute read) Seeing the world with new eyes can turn the worst of times into the best of times, says teacher and tired-out mum Marie McCoy.