Confessions

The Robot, The Superhero & The Person

July 23, 2014

I had an enlightening conversation with my eldest child. It gave me a small insight into the parent/child relationship through the different stages. I’ve talked about parenting stages before, because it’s important for me to know where I’m at in the journey so I can adjust my expectations accordingly. It was a Friday night and [...]

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I Don’t Think the School Holidays Went Well…

July 16, 2014

In the main, I enjoy the school holidays with the kids, but I’m relieved school is back. The holidays didn’t go as I planned.  I like to organise a lot of day trips and outings; I like to make the time intentional, even if we don’t go away for a proper family holiday. Now that [...]

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Disney and Pixar are Raising my Kids!

June 17, 2014

Guest Post by Occupational Therapist, Nicole Grant Disney and Pixar are raising my kids, and I’m OK with that. My two children are pretty big fans of animated movies. Like most 5 and 6 year olds, they’ve more recently been waving their arms dramatically in the air, conjuring castles and sun-loving snowmen. There’s been a [...]

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When They Grow Up in a Second

May 5, 2014

Do you know those times when you look at your child and it’s like somehow they change into a grown-up version of themselves in an instant before your eyes? That.    From my vantage point on the sand on a lazy Saturday afternoon, I watched my son march up to me with purpose.  I gasped [...]

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I’m a Tree; She’s a Bird

March 31, 2014

“I feel scared about facing this week,” I said to my husband yesterday. That sounds rather pathetic, especially when I write it down like that.  But it’s true! I have this fear, anxiety you might call it.  Matt is away, which isn’t unusual, but I am feeling so weary at the end of this school [...]

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Hello Robot-Mode.

March 6, 2014

5:30am – Alarm I don’t even beg the morning for more sleep. Swing my legs. Sit up. Walk to the stove top. Heat water for tea. Make lunches for school. “Good morning.” “Hello love.” “How did you sleep?” Hug the one that needs a lot of hugs. “Eat breakfast.” “Get ready for school.” “Yes, you [...]

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