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A Bit Over My Age

Posted by: Marita on: February 19, 2014

Friday morning, lunch order day. I check the order is still correct, sausage roll, with sauce and an apple juice. Having confirmed this is correct, I slide a plate, knife and fork into her lunch order bag. Into the school bag it all goes. We get to school and Heidi goes to class while I […]

Vegetable Victory

Posted by: Marita on: January 2, 2014

We’ve been having a few food victories with Heidi recently. Much like social skills groups are more successful during the holidays, I’ve also found that food issues can be tackled with some success during holidays. Those long, lazy, summer days with nothing to do, means we have the time to cook together, let Heidi play […]

Too loud

Posted by: Marita on: October 4, 2012

A common complaint from Heidi these school holidays. Everything is too loud. She spent the better part of 4 days under a pile of blankets, hiding in the dark, quiet as a mouse, away from everyone, isolated, happy. Last term Heidi had the best term she has ever had at school, there was lots of […]

Real Life Wednesday

Posted by: Marita on: September 12, 2012

Real life is shirts on inside out so the seams don’t itch. Real life is washing toys in the bathroom. Real life is puddles of water everywhere from the toy washing. Real life is chasing the cat around the house with a wet face washer to give him a bath too. Real life is children […]

Magical Pearl Jelly Sensory Play

Posted by: Marita on: August 6, 2012

I spotted these at a temporary stall in our local shopping centre a few weeks ago. The girls and I chose three packets, blue, rainbow and green. They don’t look too fancy while still in the packet. Empty them out into a container: Add water: After about an hour they look blurry – no the […]

Swimming lessons are fun.

Posted by: Marita on: June 25, 2012

She sits beside the pool, her body vibrating with anticipation. Feet arched up high tippy toes tapping on the ground. Her body bounces up and down in accompaniment as her hands flap the air around her. “is it time?” she asks looking at everything but the clock to her right. Even if she did look […]

What is it about ALDI?

Posted by: Marita on: May 13, 2012

Just recently we had cause to go to ALDI – I wanted to get some inexpensive frozen meals for mothers’ day so hubby could just pop everything into the oven and ta-da delicious mothers’ day dinner with minimal clean up after. I walked out with a screaming headache after 15 minutes in the store. Husband […]

I am that mum.

Posted by: Marita on: May 4, 2012

I am that mum. The one whose daughter went to school in a short sleeved summer dress on a chilly autumn, almost winter day (11C at 3pm). I am that mum. The one whose daughter wears long winter weight leggings all year round. Even on 40C summer days. I am that mum. The one whose […]

You may remember Annie’s post about how nervited she was about the concert at Federation Square. I want to say thank  you to all the supportive and helpful comments on that post, it really helped Annie make it through the lead up the day itself without falling apart. (making music with the salt, pepper and […]

A visit to the coffee shop

Posted by: Marita on: April 11, 2012

Soy warm chocolate, about 5 minutes in, doing great 10 minutes in drink finished, starting to notice the noise, feeling a little uncertain. 15 minutes in lying down beside me, “dis muzics is too noisy”. 20 minutes in, Mummy has finished her coffee, we are paying the bill and going before I push her limits […]


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