I find myself, quite often, in this situation where I am "just a mum". As you have likely already read, I home educate and am a carer to my adopted children. They rely on me 24/7, and in the past 3 years I have perhaps had around 20 breaks. I don't mean holidays (although considering … Continue reading Being “just a mum”: pitfalls of friendships
So... my son has long hair and he's forever being called a girl. Not in a bullying kind of way. More in a completely ignorant kind of way; people see the long hair and assume he's my daughter. There have been times when he's had "girly" hairstyles (please tell me why it's so unacceptable for … Continue reading Society, get your act together
Today, as we are going to our therapy retreat Monday, we dropped our hamsters off at Nanny's house to be cared for whilst we are away. But as we have loads of stuff we are getting rid of to various family members, and they live 60-90 minutes away in the same direction, we decided we'd … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 16
We had a day stuck in the house doing odd jobs whilst waiting for a parcel to be delivered (which didn't arrive). We listened to the birds outside, spoke about spiders and flies and wondered what it'd be like to be various animals and insects.
Today we had to walk into town to go back to the opticians and pick up my contact lenses and Logan's new glasses. On the way back we took a walk along the river. The children wanted to stop and take a look at the patterns that were being created on the water. They stood … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 14
So I know it's been obvious I have been trying to get on top of things both at home and on the blog, and I kind of feel like I have been achieving that. But I thought a little overview of what is going on would be great. Well, after months of having way too … Continue reading A little update
Today, I was mostly stuck form filling (another 8 questionnaires arrived that needed to be filled in ahead of a therapy retreat we are going to). So another load of hours stuck indoors. We talked about spiders, and how although they are kinda creepy and I don't really like them, I appreciate that they catch … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 13
Late posting for yesterday: it was a tough day which involved hours and hours of form filling (that's what happens with children who need lots of intervention, every assessment requires form after form after form). But we took sanctuary in hearing the birds all having fun, even if we couldn't!!!
As promised, I am writing a post about our custom bed, a product of my brain, borne of necessity. The attic room, our bedroom, is accessed by a staircase that's only 70cm wide and has a right angle bend in. Given the layout of the room: eaves, radiator, slanted wall due to staircase, alcoves and … Continue reading Building “the beast”
Due to Caitlin's aches and pains today, we have just been at home. We did manage to finish the painting of the playhouse porch (we laid a new floor on it). And managed to sort the toys to go in the playhouse. So the kids now have a play area outside, that is fully operational! … Continue reading 30 Days Wild – Day 11