October 10, 2020

Struggles with a disorganised preteen.

I have navigated the preteen years three times before and perhaps the last two children were so easy that I became complacent about the challenges we face as parents to raise a preteen in today's…
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ParentingTrisomy 13
May 11, 2019

Sanity, Gratitude and Disability.

I am a mother of six children aged between 25-years to 15-months. Two of my children are disabled one with mild autism and moderate learning difficulties. The other, severely disabled with a rare chromosome disorder;…
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June 25, 2018

bad-mum holiday

Imagine being paid for time away in the Carribbean, receiving outstanding treatment, beautiful accommodation and picturesque scenery. Sounds too good to be true right? Especially for a very busy bad-mum of 6! During my pregnancy…
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February 15, 2018

Washable nappies, seriously?

Admittedly I am a woman of convenience, pre-packaged ready to wash salad rather than chopping and arranging individual cucumbers and tomatoes. Aunt Bessie's roasted potatoes as opposed to peeling and chopping Maris pipers and most…
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Food for thoughtParenting
December 29, 2017

Why does my routine go on holiday during the holidays?

One of the greatest things my family has struggled with throughout the duration of the holidays is sticking to our routine. During term-time everyone knows exactly what and when they should be doing things. Bathroom…
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December 18, 2017

Battle of the wills

How do our innocent and precious babies learn to be stubborn, hot headed little tyrants? At what stage do they turn from sweet innocent little angels to becoming very stubborn and learn to stick their…
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November 7, 2017

Exhausted, fed up, and cannot cope with my child? Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Many of us have read the recent case about baby Elsie and very likely have experienced strong emotions of anger, pain, and empathy for the suffering an innocent child endured at the hands of her belligerent adopted…
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