Category: My Stories

How to become a billionaire

Over dinner tonight one of my 13 year old children came out with: “At school the other day I asked this Year 7 kid what the time was… And he had on like, an Apple Watch, and yeah so when he flipped his wrist it came on with like an old watch face… Like, you

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This is living

I was making my famous (by my standards) chicken and zucchini soup the other day and thought I’d be a good mother and get everyone some crusty bread to go with it. Off I went to the supermarket… Then as I was looking around the bread section, praising myself for being so considerate of others,

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The world’s biggest yabby!!!

Standby to witness the hand capture (and later release) of the world’s biggest yabby… And now here’s the back story to that video .. which has now gone viral on Facebook with 2.9 million views as of 18/1/2022… and currently growing at a rate off 500,000 views a day!!! We were down at my Dad’s

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Old people and technology

Regardless of what you did today…. My day was more stressful. You see my 74 year old Dad bought an iPhone today and asked me to help him get his vaccination certificate on there. And if that isn’t bad enough, he lives interstate so this was to be done via a FaceTime call. 😳 Do

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Be amazing at being YOU

Here’s a photo of my kids’ craft from kindy one day. The bottom mouse was created by Abs who has autism super powers. She had finished her mouse before the teacher had even finished explaining what to do. The teacher was concerned about her not following instructions, not being able to focus on tasks, short

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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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