My Happy Place Day Twenty Three

My Happy Place Day Twenty Three 'Dress (Noun) a one-piece garment for a woman or girl that covers thebody and extends down over the legs.'   Today I had practically the whole day with my daughter Miss 15. We went shopping together to buy a dress for her school social next week. Easier said than done. Now I'm either very old fashioned, getting very old or just completely out of touch. Some … [Read more...]

Love Hurts A Lot……..

Love Hurts A Lot...   I loved our knotted fingers, Happily drowning in your backwards embrace, Not bothering to fill the silence We joked about being Romeo and Juliet. We pulled each other through, day to day But just as quickly pushed away Ripping apart the binding tendrils We can’t grow them back now because of her. It was unlike you, but you don’t regret it. Why did you settle … [Read more...]

Crying Teenager

Crying Teenager They say that crying is not a sign of weakness, but a sign that someone has been strong for too long. It somehow helps the pain but at the same time seems to make it so much worse.­ I try not to break down in front of my friends even though we know we all feel the same. The people who pretend to be okay seem to be the ones suffering the most. We all want someone to care but … [Read more...]

Moving Out !

Moving Out ! We had packed the car up with all the necessary requirements for my son’s moving into halls of residence at university. I didn’t for a minute expect how this would impact on my life. Oh how I was looking forward to having the kids flown the nest and having time to do things as a couple that in the years of rearing children never seem to happen as their needs always seem to come … [Read more...]

Facebook – Why I went Undercover

Facebook – Why I went Undercover There was an article published in the Melbourne Herald Sun on the 6th August about how I went undercover to see first-hand what children and teens could access on Facebook. I have since received over two hundred comments and emails; the majority supporting what I did, some questioning what I did, and some calling me a crap mum, a paedophile, a hypocrite and using … [Read more...]

Teenage behaviour

Teenage behaviour "Do you remember your teenage years?"  I mentor and work with  teenagers and am very lucky that they let me into their world.  I remember my teenage years as being rather confusing, feeling very self conscious, slightly awkward with a million and one questions in my head. I was 100% sure my parents did not understand what I was going through and their views and opinions seem to … [Read more...]