So, I have been quiet on the blogging front for a while.   Partly because I've been working hard, (new job)  and partly because I've been trying to make more time to listen.

There is just so much to do everyday, and I realise that more and more I am not really listening to my kids, as I chase them through the daily routines so I can get to that job I need to finish.

It feels like we are living in the age of  "infobeasity" where we are constantly bombarded with stuff from e-mail, texts, Facebook, Twitter on top of everything else we do.  I wonder if we have yet developed the right skills to sift through all of this and give our attention to things that matter.

I'd like to say my kids are always number one, but then I keep catching myself saying 'hang on, I've just got to finish this text' ...

I wonder if listening is the most important thing a mum, friend, partner or boss can do ... are you listening?