The term ahead

The term ahead

A return from camping has also seen a return to school. Term two has kicked of with a bit of a whimper, a short three day week jammed between two long weekends. If you're going to start back, it's not a bad way to do it I guess. Poss has gone back happily enough. We were worried that she might not; her tiredness was overwhelming at the end of last term and that bought all sorts of other issues. But she jumped out of the car with a smile yesterday and we'll hold onto that. Winter uniforms … [Continue reading...]

And we’re back

And we're back

We did it. We survived camping. Another year down, and this time despite trying to love it, I just couldn't do it. It wasn't that I hated it, but I just didn't love it. A big part of the issue, ok, the main issue was that it wasn't until it was too late that we realised that Easter was almost a month later this time around. Which meant one thing. Cold. Beautiful, strikingly so, with the red autumn leaves glowing in the crisp light. Bright is known for it's beauty and for good reason. But … [Continue reading...]

Five tips for working with brands

Five tips for working with brands

Over the last few years I’ve had many occasions to be on the receiving end, and the sending end, of PR outreach for bloggers. Some have been campaigns that excite me, both as a blogger and a PR rep. Others, I cringe at and wonder what the hell they were thinking. There’s no doubt that […]

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Poss reviews | OwnFone

Poss Reviews

For about a year now, we’ve been having that phone conversation, no doubt the same one that tweens the world over are having with their parents. The one where Poss whines and sooks about not having a phone of her own, and we try to ignore her. She screams louder, we ignore some more, and […]

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And now the holidays start

And now the holidays start

We’re a week into holidays for Poss, but I’ve just started. Friday night saw me marching my favourite shoes out of the office, and into a hotel for a weekend with the girls. Not all the girls were able to make it, but enough of my besties to ensure much therapeutic laughter, drinking, and I […]

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The best advocate

The best advocate

One afternoon, I was howling in tears down the phone to my mum, in the front room while Poss was down the back of the house under a blanket, on the couch. It was just after lunch, and she had been suspended. Husband was interstate for work, and I was on my own. I remember […]

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Super powers and heroes

Super powers and heroes

There are many things that being Poss’ mum gives me, but the ability to overlook her difficulties and focus on her good qualities has to be one of the best. It’s like a super power for parents. It helps us get through each day, knowing that our beloved girl is struggling. It helps us minimise […]

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If nothing else…

If nothing else

We’re coming into the forth year of a diagnosis. The big A word. Autism or Aspergers, depending on which specialist you ask. Although since then, the diagnosis is changing anyway and soon everyone will be just simply, on the Spectrum. Yet it’s not as simple as that change in semantics would have you believe. Of […]

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Dear fellow parents…

Dear fellow parents

Dear fellow parents, We’re writing to you to tell you about our daughter. She loves One Direction, and knows most of their songs by heart. She loves to sing along to the music, and is fascinated by all the bits of trivia that a true fan devours. She will make an excellent trivia team member […]

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Locked out.

Locked out

Yesterday we went out for breakfast. Early. After a big few weeks. It’s fair to say I stumbled out the house, added some dark sunglasses and hoped to god that no-one I knew would see me. Why so early? I hear you asking. And it’s a very good question, and I blame my mum. My […]

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