Category Archives: Relationships

I struggle with ways to discipline my son.

This is the one thing I have really struggled with the last two years. (Besides my car troubles the last few months. I mean, something that gets to me emotionally.) Josh is mostly a good boy, but he has some … Continue reading

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Trying to teach a child to play Solitaire… not as easy as I thought

I have less time than usual this morning, since I had to drop my mother off for her monthly hospital appointment, in the opposite direction to work. This was my latest Facebook status, which I’ll repeat here, and quote it … Continue reading

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Seven years ago, I was homeless.

I’m in dire straits financially. It seems everything has gone wrong. Last month, although I got a 9% increase at work, my phone was stolen, and after buying a new phone, paying off old debt, and giving a certain person … 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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Josh and Aishah from 24 December 2016 to 01 January 2017

I’m not handling this at all well. I can’t look at photos or videos of Aishah without my eyes filling up with tears. I don’t often take photos of Josh lately, as much as I love him, because I see … 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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