Tag Archives: Single Parents

What a beautiful surprise

I was at my daughter’s parent teacher interview this morning. My lovely husband at my side. Small scribbled notes on the teachers paper in front of him and an excel spreadsheet up on the board telling me where she was … Continue reading

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Man vs child

One of my closest friends in the worlds is having a baby. It’s her first whereas Im coming up to celebrating eight years existence in a world that offers more questions than answers each day. Parenting small people is like … Continue reading

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The family smoothie

  If current research is to be believed then step or blended families are the fastest growing family type in Australia today. The increasing divorce rate, the search for happiness and meaning and a woman’s capacity to say no when … Continue reading

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Riding in cars with…kids.

Image from here When trauma and loss happen most of us know what to do. We know who to call, where to seek help and what we can (kind of) expect about the ways to cope. I guess we’re the … Continue reading

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Lifelit?

Image from here We seem to like to classify things into neat buckets. There are a gazillion sites and Facebook pages for decluttering and reordering, we spend so much time reorganising our stuff rather than reorganising our selves. Books breathe … Continue reading

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Warrior Woman Moves

Ive never been one of those people that plots and plans the coming years. Maybe its the vicarious trauma of working in the welfare field. Life happens when you least expect it. Its easy to let the crap anniversaries overshadow … Continue reading

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I am Julia Roberts…

In that movie Stepmom – except for the whole Susan Sarandon dying thing. Ive been in a bit of a funk this week, all these thoughts swirling around my head about turning half way to 70. Yes, I have the … Continue reading

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Seeking solitude

I was listening to a program on Radio National this morning about solitude (its fab, listen here). I was listening while in the garage trying to run  trying is the operative word on the treadmill and wondering if all the cards … Continue reading

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Powderpuffs and words

This wasnt really my dress but I reckon my daughter would have preferred it. Image from here I was fixing up my girls room today…sorting the old to make way for the new. Chapter books to replace the picture ones, … Continue reading

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The sound of silence

I actually love Love actually, actually. There arent many moments in life where you get that chance to have that moment. You know those ones where the world and all its chatter stops and you hear some music in the … Continue reading

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