Category Archives: Family

In a world of participation trophies and fears of abandonment, my son expects a medal for merely getting out of bed.

Lately I’m struggling with my son. Everything is an obstacle. Everything. Last night it was his grammar homework. He had to pluralize a bunch of words that ended in the letter Y, such as “army” and “party”. He had them … Continue reading

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How not to discipline a child: Instructions should not be phrased as questions or observations

At the end of last year, I mentioned the issues with my son’s behaviour. I’m not so sure I identified the problem correctly before, or at least there is another aspect to it that I didn’t consider… my mother. Full … Continue reading

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My issues; I don’t know if I am depressed or just sad

I wish all my readers a happy new year. We had a good holiday, and although I only took one week of leave, that week was well spent with Megan and Aishah who came to visit Josh and I. The … Continue reading

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One year since my son was returned to my care

I don’t normally write at the end of the day when I’m tired, so this will be short… It’s ironic, given the subject of todays post, that I’m writing it while Josh is away. We just spent lunch and the … Continue reading

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More selfies, and goodbye uncomfortable beard…

I don’t know where this Movember thing comes from, but anyway, I did it. I grew my beard for a month, hated having it, and now it’s gone. So here’s today’s three photos, the last time I’ll ever have a … Continue reading

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A rare selfie (with Josh)

I don’t normally post selfies, especially here, but anyway… I’ve been growing my beard for November 2016, and taking a selfie each day, then posting it to an album on Facebook. The first couple were terrible, since I’d never taken … Continue reading

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My fourth birthday since cleaning up

Yesterday was another milestone… not much of one but something towards the next important milestone… It was my 45th birthday, and also my third birthday after cleaning up. To be honest, I’d regarded my age since cleaning up as a … Continue reading

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