Monthly Archives: April 2013

iNSD this weekend!

I am very excited!  It’s {inter}National Scrapbooking Day this weekend.  It’s not really a day – the celebrations go for around a week.  I love it cause there are lots of digital freebies and giveaways!  I’ll be hiding out at … Continue reading

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On the road again

In our house, I am the only driver.  As part of Grumpy’s medical condition, his eyes aren’t great and he had to hand back his licence.  On the whole, I don’t mind driving, which is lucky since I do a … Continue reading

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Exciting news (Parents Space Website)

I am thrilled to announce that I am now a contributing author on a new site called Parents Space.  The site is full of articles to cover every aspect of parenting you can think of.  You can find this very … Continue reading

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Birthday parties

Giggles’ birthday is in just over a month. He will be turning five.  This will be his third birthday with us and he is only just starting to understand that he can ask for things for his birthday.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Sensory Room

It’s my Mum’s birthday tomorrow.  Mum and Dad were coming up to help us start enclosing our carport to make a garage.  I tried to organise a bit of a surprise party with my brother and sister coming up as … Continue reading

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“Do they see their parents?” and other questions.

“Do they see their parents?”.  This is generally the first question we get asked once people know that the kids are fostered.  I feel like replying “Yep.  Everyday.  Actually they are seeing them right now” because WE are their parents.  … Continue reading

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“Why don’t I?”

Chatterbox has a LOT of trouble going to sleep at night.  Lately we have given up on making her stay in bed and let her play in her room until she is ready for sleep.  Generally she has been getting … Continue reading

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Little milestones

Yesterday when we were at the shops Grumpy and I got a surprise.  Chatterbox suddenly started skipping!  We have been trying to teach her for ages – it is a very hard skill for someone with motor dyspraxia to master.  … Continue reading

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Woah! Dat big tree ever my seen!!

The title of this post might not seem like a big deal to hear from an almost 5 year old but for Giggles it’s pretty amazing.  He said every word in the sentence and added extra information.  He didn’t just … Continue reading

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There’s a hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza

Grumpy and I are doing a course at the moment on reparative parenting.  It’s a pretty full on course for foster and kinship carers.  It covers attachment issues, how these influence behaviours and how to deal with the behaviours.  It’s … Continue reading

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