Category Archives: Parenting

Dear Dad

Dear Dad Fathers day is here again already.  Another year has passed.  Another year where I wondered a little more about you.  This will be your 47th year as a father.  Do you ever wonder about me?  Do you ever … Continue reading

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Mum, I’m Stuck on the Grass

I didn’t watch the Ben Cousins Drug Story.  It is too close to home.  Four months ago our family was in turmoil.  My youngest was a drug addict.  He was a pot head.  He was just 16. I’m sure you … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago … Part III

Thank you again to everyone who has been reading these posts (Part I & Part II).  I know they are personal, and as one of my lovely Twitter friends said yesterday, she felt like she was reading my private diaries.  In … Continue reading

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Ten Years Ago … Part II

The response to my post yesterday was overwhelming to say the least.  It made me realise that we all struggle when we become mums.  It made me realise that there is a public perception of becoming a mum that is … Continue reading

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Ten years ago …

Ten years ago my boys were 8 and 6 and I was ten months into a new life.  A life I had chosen.  A life I didn’t plan, nor really wanted. It was a life I had to have.  Ten … Continue reading

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From bottoms to Botox & beyond … it’s all here

Tonight I felt like writing but didn’t feel like writing from somewhere deep within.  So, I put it out there to my lovely twitter friends and they came up with the following topics:  Love at first sight, wiping bums, dogs, botox, … Continue reading

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“I’m Sorry” Part II – Sorry Mummy xx

This is Part II of my “I’m sorry” posts.  If you haven’t read Part I you can read it here. My two boys were not angels – in fact they bordered on little devils most of the time.  They were … Continue reading

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“I’m sorry.” But are you really? Part 1.

Yesterday Mr 18 made a mistake.  Yesterday Mr 18 said “I’m sorry”.  Those two words annoyed me so much.  Angrily I said* to him “your words mean nothing, I need to see actions!”. (*screamed, shrieked, yelled like a wild banshee).  … Continue reading

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18 Years Ago Today

Eighteen years ago today, I was 29, married and very pregnant with my first child.  At 3pm I had the injection to induce labour.  Exactly 5 hours later I was mum to a healthy little boy.  I didn’t have a clue.  … Continue reading

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Sometimes Life Gets in the Way

I have definitely been slack on the blog writing front.  To those beautiful people who regularly visit my blog, my apologies there has not been much to read for a few weeks.  Sometimes “Life” has a habit of getting in … Continue reading

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