A Whirlwind of Appointments

Like many parents this year has been nothing short of living in the eye of the storm or riding a rollercoaster that you just want to get off so everything can just calm down for a while. We have had the drama of home learning, followed by the return to school but not really resemblingContinue reading “A Whirlwind of Appointments”

FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)

I realise that this issue will not affect every adopter but it is a disability that is very close to my own heart. September 9th is recognised as international FASD day and the date was chosen to represent the 9 months that a baby is developing in the womb. According to the National Organisation forContinue reading “FASD (Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)”

Mum, can I drink coffee?

This was the lament of our 8 year old Gremlin when faced with another day of home learning during the Covid-19 lockdown with teacher mum. I secretly think she prefers teacher dad but he was out at work as a key worker. After composing myself, I realised she was deadly serious and wondered how bestContinue reading “Mum, can I drink coffee?”

An unexpected visitor

The doorbell rang and for a split second I gave serious consideration to not opening the door. Our morning had been a disaster since my parenting partner in crime (affectionately known as dad by our children) had left earlier for work. I had Gremlin determined to grow her teeth as painfully as possible. This meantContinue reading “An unexpected visitor”