Category Archives: Chatterbox

Weighted Lap Mat {Odd Sock Series}

Chatterbox’s OT made her a weighted blanket for her bed and a weighted lap mat for school.  The only problem was that when Chatterbox sat with her legs crossed the lap mat wasn’t quite long enough to go over her … Continue reading

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Holidaying with Houdini

Sorry it’s been so quiet around here lately.  While waiting for Chatterbox’s ADHD meds to be approved by the fostering agency we were dealing with a lot of behavioural issues.  They managed to approve it two days before the end … Continue reading

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Red Tape

Battling with lots of red tape around here at the moment.  Almost two weeks ago Chatterbox got prescribed Ritalin to help her ADHD.  Because she is in foster care it’s not enough that the paediatrician thinks she needs it, we … Continue reading

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Gotcha Day

Before I start I have to apologise for my lack of posts lately.  I have been busy finishing off a 3000 words assignment for uni that was due yesterday – handed it in with 50 minutes to spare!  My semester … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

I am always grateful to celebrate Mother’s Day.  There were many years when I wanted to be a mother and it didn’t happen.  Eventually we found out why it hadn’t, and wasn’t going to, happen naturally.  We had planned to … Continue reading

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Not so Fort Knox

I’ve been trying to work out how to write this post.  There is a lot of back story that is needed to understand fully… so do I just leave it as what happened now or try and tell you everything … 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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“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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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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