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Stalking her on Facebook

A friend of mine has not been to see me in a long time, not since I had my fifth child and so I have been monitoring her through the ever so stalker-like Facebook.

Christmas Voucher

My friend’s husband became unemployed. They have six children. We were unemployed for 10 months so I know full well the pain and anxiety of it. 

All warm and fuzzy

I recently purchased a bouquet of flowers over the phone from the volunteer shop of our most local and main hospital. The card was to read “You Are Loved, From Someone Who Cares”.

We’re all in this together

A friend of mine’s husband was suddenly hospitalized with a broken back, they too have a large family and she was being tested for cancer. Our community swooped in silently while they were out. Friends cleaned her house top to bottom; we took all of their washing; people did a roster for meals and child..

How much she loves me!

A friend of mine has not been to see me in a long time, not since I had my fifth child and so I have been monitoring her through the ever so stalker-like Facebook.

Could Well Behaved Children Be At Greater Risk?

My children are very well behaved. They are well-mannered, obedient, and they ‘do as they are told.’ Great right? I’m not so sure. I became increasingly aware that my kids were blindly following authority and it bothered me. I don’t want my kids to be drones who plod through life, I want them to be..

In The Shadow Of The Rainbow – Tips For Helping Someone With Depression

Cathy Domoney shares her very personal journey through depression and anxiety. I’m stubborn, really stubborn, I mean I hate being told what to do (as my poor long-suffering husband will happily verify). Some people say that this is my strength; some say it’s my weakness. I’d say it’s my motivation, my driving force, my rocket-fuel…

Is Baby Proofing Disadvantaging Your Child?

13 years ago I was expecting my first child. It had taken us a while to get pregnant with our first as I had undiagnosed health problems, so we were delighted with the news. We did everything that most first-time parents did, buying equipment as well as baby-proofing everything because that is what good parents..

Substitute Mother – Teaching My Daughter Empathy

My daughter has been having difficulty with a girl at school. This girl “Mary” became a bit of a stalker and it became quite intense. It was manageable during school hours, but it was the constancy of exchanges on Instagram that became overwhelming. Relentless messages from Mary accusing my daughter of bad behaviour. Mary snapping..

That ‘Bully’ is Your Child

My message to kids who bully other kids is: You know it’s wrong! What’s really going on? Try not to make somebody else’s life miserable because you are. – Joe Nichols Let me begin by saying that I detest the ‘Bully,’ label. Bully is a loaded word. It provokes an emotional reaction of some kind..