Category: My Stories

When I die I want …

One of my goals this month was to update our wills. Not something you want to be discussing all the time, but certainly an important task that needs to be undertaken. So we got all the documents sent out and there was a section to complete asking about funeral arrangements and any instructions you wanted

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A dose of reality

8.10am is when my ASD super-powered daughter Abs goes to school. Not 8.11am, Not 8.09am, 8.10am every. single. day. Just one of the many qualities I love about her. And we have the same routine every morning: At 8.10am she says: “Right Mum I’m going to school.” And then she comes and gives me a

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The reality that is family games night

Every Thursday we have family games night. Parenting “experts”, text books and grandparents (who aren’t there to experience the reality of it) would all agree this is a great idea. But when you’re in the thick of it, I can assure you, “great” is not the first word that comes to mind…. Not when your

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My message to a troll

“Hooray she can do a burpee but what kind of person ties their hair in pigtails with ribbons in it? I’d rather have a brain”  This was a comment I found in an online magazine article relating to this photo. Now usually I don’t care what people have written because: I don’t want to waste

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The little things

I was running along with my good mate Mike the other day, discussing the finer details of sticky tape. I was telling him that I buy the cheap sticky tape because I’m too much of a tight arse to buy the good stuff. Then I always regret it later because the cheap stuff … well

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School holiday “fun”

Today I went and did an escape room. In case you don’t know what that is – you’re locked in a room with one hour to escape and the only way out is to solve all the clues. Sounds like fun right? Well it wasn’t! You know why? Because my kids came with me. I

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Flattery will get you everywhere.

I’m not kidding you, this was the parking situation at school pick up today. If you look closely you’ll see that the silver car is actually touching my tow ball. AND I DON’T EVEN CARE!! Want to know why? Because 2 weeks ago the same thing happened. Same parking spot, same car, same lady, and

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Mama bear is going to kill you!

Last night I let Poppy have two mates stay the night, and it’s not even her birthday!!! I’ll just wait for the applause to die down… Ok so this is a pretty big thing for me as I like going to bed at 7.30pm and not being interrupted for the next 8 hours. The kids

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“I don’t even want to know”

I had a bit of an unfortunate incident on the weekend. Well it started out as unfortunate and ended with a positive… I’m the first to admit that I have parking issues. It’s not that I can’t park … well actually, it could be a bit of that, but that’s not the big problem… The

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Nothing is either good or bad, it just is.

One day when my daughter Abby was about 8 I asked her to come into my office as I had something very important to tell her. This was a big secret and it was up to her if she decided to tell anyone else. Not even her triplet siblings knew this secret. I sat her

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Advice for your daughter.

Every International Women’s Day I feel it is my duty to impart wisdom on my daughters… or lecture them, as they call it. So if you’d like to join the audience, please pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. “…Girls listen in as what I am about to tell you is important and you

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The world doesn’t revolve around you

Once upon a time … actually it was last week… It had started raining and I said to my kids: If it’s still raining at 8am I’ll drive you to school, but you’ve got to have all your jobs done and be ready to go at 8. There was a slight pause ……. followed by

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