As things have settled down and their step father went to Darwin for three months last year, I’ve been working more on my own health. a week before my 39th birthday:- I quit smoking I started drinking 2-3 litres of water a day I started going to the gym every day to do a 1 … Continue reading
Category Archives: Toolbox
It’s not over yet but I see the light!
At the end of a very long tunnel. She finally returned to school today and everything seemed to go well although tomorrow she has Vcal again and that will be the real test. It had taken 2 weeks for a meeting to be arranged. The education department was in attendence and backed us up, repeatedly … Continue reading
The down hill slide
Increasingly in recent weeks there has been less bounce to her step. Even extending to something more akin to a slow commando crawl…. I suspect we are for the first time seeing her experience a depressive episode without the waters muddied by agitation and aggression. This is thanks to her meds that the waters are … Continue reading
How to do anything…
1. Don’t expect to be rescued 2. Toolboxes 3. No one is going to teach you how, so observe, learn, and apply. 4. The world may not be fair but that doesn’t mean you can’t be. End of the day it is you looking in the mirror and that’s where you have to measure up. … Continue reading
I came across the link in my newsfeed, and given our history as I have occasionally brushed on here I went to check it out. I went looking for PartnerSPEAK hopeful that I would find a vibrant supportive community that was more practical than vitriol, I thought perhaps I could help them out give them … Continue reading
Family Court, Child Protection, what do they have to do with protecting YOUR children?
Absolutely Nothing in the first instance of discovery of abuse and that is the God awful truth. Simply don’t take it there until investigations have completed, it isn’t what they deal with. Few if any agencies will actually inform parents of this fact, it is assumed by all that parents already know that it is … Continue reading
Planning to learn
Yesterday with the help of a generous dose of pain medications I managed to attend a meeting with their schools vice principal, principal, welfare officer and my 16 yo it was a strategy meeting. 2 weeks ago when we scheduled the meeting, I word vomited into an email my blog posts are often enough word … Continue reading
Return to Castle Dicenstein
It Arrived! The long awaited Dicenstein is finally in our Hands! It is so beautiful and incredibly durable definitely an all ages family friendly game. Jac yesterday was left to just find her way through and explore while I got her first impressions. She loves it! Basically you wander through the graveyard digging up body … Continue reading
We are now a few weeks into the school term cracks are well and truly beginning to show. They are aggravating each other, arguments are becoming an afternoon thing. Nothing of the scale we have seen in the past but it is a sign of the underlying stress that the school routine brings. They … Continue reading
Only a couple of weeks into the school term and her older sister is feeling the pinch of VCE even though she is long discharged from Camhs I contacted them and discussed the situation along with contacting a few other resources. We are going to put a helping hand in place to visit her at … Continue reading
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