To My Readers
I've been quiet the last couple of days and not responding to comments like I usually do, and it makes me feel guilty. However, I have had some lovely comments on several of my stories. I want to let my readers know that I'm not ignoring them, and I plan to respond to every single comment, but I've not been up to it.
I have been back and forth to the Dentist for weeks now. Finally, last Monday, I was able to get a tooth fixed that had broken, but infection set in, and now I have…
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As we were driving in the car one day, randomly talking about everyday life, my daughter asked one of her million and one random questions. Of course, we all know what these questions are like from inquisitive youngsters, but it was the answers that turned suddenly serious that struck me.
“Mum, what would you buy if you had limitless money for a year?”
She then proceeded to tell me what she would buy.
This is where I want to input that my daughter wants to become…
Write Here Weekly Prompt
Anyone that has read my Thank You post will know that I am trying to die right now, and not gracefully. So I am not going quietly into the night; I am moaning and crying and feeling very sorry for myself!
I have an abscess over my right top incisor. I have been to the dentist twice in two weeks and want to poke a hole in my face right now for relief. …
Invisible Disability and Falling Through the Cracks
My Son is eighteen years old and has additional needs. He has had them his whole life, but they have been mostly ignored, brushed under the carpet, or waxed over because he is not visibly disabled. It breaks my heart that his needs are dismissed because he is abled body and can mostly get by socially.
There's something not right but I cant put my finger on it.
That sentence was a recurring one from the time he was a toddler. By the age of two, he only spoke a few words: Mummy…
Teaching Children Other Languages
Last night, my daughter and I were lying in bed talking about languages. She is nine next week and already has begun learning French and Spanish. So last night, we were talking about Latin. She is studying Roman society at school, and I explained that the Romans spoke Latin and the Greeks spoke Greek. It's why the same gods have different names.
One of the first things she learned in french was ‘le chat noir’ or the black cat. In Spanish, it's ‘el Gato negro.’ …
The Conversations a Mother Has
It's not something that you would usually think of as a conversation topic with an eight-year-old girl, but that's where I found myself. It was my fault our family is all about knowledge and learning new things. So, when my daughter returned from her first day of year four and told me they were learning about the Romans, the debate began.
Last year, I studied the classical world as part of the degree I'm working on. We concentrated on the Greeks and Romans. This meant that I was at least able to keep up with…
Things to Think About When Naming Your Baby.
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.” (Shakesphere, ND)
Shakespeare was talking about the essence of a person and not the power of their last name. However, when it comes to naming your children, it's best not to pluck a name like a flower that you think is pretty. Instead, I would advise you to always put thought behind naming your child. It's something they will be stuck with for life.
Just because Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple doesn't mean…
The Breaker Flipped, and They Lost All Electronics
How many kids or teenagers even know what a circuit breaker is or how to fix it. I discovered that mine didn't tonight. It was around 9 pm when suddenly every socket in the house went out. So, while we still had lights, everything plugged in went dark.
My silent house became loud with shouts and exclamations of distress.
What happened! I was watching a film!
You would have thought the Titanic was sinking, with the feeling that my eighteen years old put into that sentence. Who knew Chicago Fire was so…
That Just Go Sideways?
I got up this morning with great expectations. It was a busy day, and I had loads planned. Well, we know what they say about the best-laid plans. But, I'm neither a man nor a mouse, so I wasn't expecting life to cancel itself.
To begin, I was supposed to get my daughter’s school uniform. Guess what? Due to Covid, they need to be ordered online and collected. That's a 2–3 week wait. School starts on Thursday. Oops, bad, mom!
An email had come saying that the eldest son needed a covid test before school started…
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