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'Coming out' to your parents
Posted 7:55 PM on Sat-30-Aug-2014
Trigger warning: The following may be upsetting to some readers.I have just read an article and watched a video clip about a boy telling his family that he is gay. Well, it was quite shocking to say the least! you can read and watch it HERE It is rather upsetting I feel, that in this day and age, people are still taking issue with other people's sexuality. This poor boy was disowned by his family, just because he is gay. They verbally and physically attacked him, just because he is gay.I have a few friends who are gay/lesbian. They are the nicest people, and no different than anyone else, I can't imagine how hard it must have been for some of them to even bridge the topic Read More...
Posted by SarahK 5 Comments
Snowed under
Posted 10:38 AM on Fri-15-Aug-2014
To say I was stressed may be a little bit of an understatement today. This evening, at midnight, I have an assignment due. I have such a stressful week that I haven't had a lot of time to spend on it. Evenings were the only time I had. So, as luck would have it, Miss 16 chose this week so chat my ear off until 10pm each time. It meant that I didn't get any study done until she finally went off to bed, and I ended up staying up till after midnight. She did this mon and tues, and by wednesday I felt sick. 10pm that night I had no choice but to give up and go to bed. Last night, after I pushed the issue, she headed to her room at 6.45pm and I got the other two girls ready fo Read More...
Posted by SarahK 9 Comments
Finally getting help!
Posted 7:43 PM on Wed-30-Jul-2014
Miss 13 has been having issues since she was born.When she started school we had her hearing tested, and visited several professionals who diagnosed her on the autism spectrum, and with CPD. Ever since then, we have battled with schools to get her the extra help that she needs. Since then, schools have blamed her learning disabilities in the fact I was a young mother, and called me lazy and unhelpful. I've spent years trying to catch her up on school learning at home, whilst also trying to hold down a job and deal with my own health issues. Since then, things surrounding miss 13's learning have been rather frustrating.Well I must say that I'm SUPER happy with her new high scho Read More...
Posted by SarahK 8 Comments
First Day of term
Posted 6:45 AM on Mon-21-Jul-2014
It was rather hard getting up this morning. After two weeks of being rather lazy, my body was not ready for the 5.45am start I inflicted on it. Other than it being hard to get up this morning, so far things are going ok. Lunches are made, cuppa has been brewed and Im now sitting on the couch, trying to to wake up a little more while the kids get ready.Its a typical first day back to school in the middle of winter. Wet and rainy. It was 10 degrees in here this morning. Warmer than It would have been, had I not studied so late last night however.Its still dark, and the kids have been commenting how they can't wait for summer. Not just for the warmth, but summer also means they are not dro Read More...
Posted by SarahK 4 Comments
Make me study
Posted 9:42 PM on Sun-20-Jul-2014
I need a virtual kick up the you know where!Im supposed to be studying. Im writing an essay on neurological disorders in children, and during a google search came up with kidspot.... what are my friends up to I wonder? And here I am. Checking out what you are all up to :PI find this site amazing. Full of fantastic info about just about everything, and full of support from lovely ladies (and men cos I've seen a few of you around from time to time too) such as yourselves.Parenting, takes a village. I takes support. You guys have been awesome and I just wanted to tell you so.Right.. Now back to my assignment! Hopefully you are all asleep by now!
Posted by SarahK 3 Comments
Proud Mummy Moments
Posted 7:34 AM on Fri-11-Jul-2014
Brag Alert! hahaWell the end of term saw all three of my girls come home with good school reports. Is this too unusual for my children? Well, not really. However this time they were amazing!Seems all the study I have been doing has been rubbing off on my children. My teenagers grades have improved heaps over the last two terms. Usually on miss 16's report, it states her homework is rarely done. This time, ALL was completed, in EVERY subject. Both my older girls reports stated the should be 'Commended' for their great achievements these last 6 months.YAY!!! Happy happy Mummy!!Miss 6 has improved in her reading, jumping up 5 reading levels in just a few weeks. And she is wr Read More...
Posted by SarahK 4 Comments
Clever Mummy
Posted 6:51 PM on Mon-7-Jul-2014
I finally share some good news for a change!After months of stress and a days of our lives like family situation, its nice to be able to say, with extreme happiness... That I passed my exam!I'm actually on cloud 9! and even though my arthritis is playing up from the stress of recent weeks, I've managed to bounced around all afternoon like a looney toon with happiness. Crazy, yes. Over the top? definitely. But I don't care.I'm so shocked I passed this paper. Statistics is not my subject. It was a compulsory paper for me, and one I really struggled with! I spent much of the semester trying to keep up, and wondering what everyone was talking about. So pleased with myself rig
Posted by SarahK 5 Comments
Empowering little children against little bullies
Posted 1:26 PM on Fri-6-Jun-2014
My 5 year is quite a little dot of a child. She is small for age, but she certainly makes up for it with her ballsiness. I am so proud of how she has handled herself in recent weeks at school. Especially in relation to one little boy who is quite the bully.I realise that boys, like girls are all different. Some are more rowdy, some active and some quiet. But in terms of mean behaviour, there is no excuse and I think that it is important that it is dealt with promptly and consistently.We have always taught our girls to stand up for themselves. Sentences like " please stop it, I don't like it." have been instilled in them from when they were young, but in that instant of bu Read More...
Posted by KrisT 8 Comments
School girls wearing make-up at school
Posted 4:14 PM on Tue-6-May-2014
Miss 14 (year 10) was telling me last night that there are "a lot" of senior girls at her College who wear make-up that looks "caked on".  She can't understand why they do that and said they just look stupid.   The school policy says "make-up, including nail polish, is not to be worn".  It's not as if she doesn't know about make-up, I wear it every day, her mother wears it, and she just bought some turquoise eyeshadow on the weekend.   However I think she is feeling slightly confused and wondering if when she is a 'senior' at College she might be accepted socially if she was to wear make-up.  We� Read More...
Posted by theboysmummy 1 Comment
Where to go and what to do now
Posted 10:28 AM on Mon-28-Apr-2014
I apologise now.This will be a little drawn out, just so I can explain in more detail the situation.From the ages of 6 1/2 months and 3 1/2 years, my sons attended a learning centre, this had only opened approx 5 months before hand, so reasonably new.All classes were segregated.(Babies= newborn to 18 moths)(Toddlers= 18 months to 2 1/2 years)(Preschool 1= 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years)(Preschool 2= 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 years)(Preschool 3= 4 1/2 to 5 years)Both boys were booked in and attended 50 hours a week, really hard not wanting to go back to work, but having too, to pay the mortgage and other bills, though in hindsight, not really worth it by the time you pay daycare fees.Every day was like Groundhog Read More...
Posted by Mardi 5 Comments

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