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    Behaving Badly – Part 1

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    Far be it from me to offer anybody parenting advice. I mean that sincerely, I am certainly no expert but I have learnt so much through my foster care journey and through floundering my way…

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    Being Perfect

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    I am a perfect mother. I am a perfect foster mum. I am a perfect wife, friend, lover, companion, cook, home maker, specimen of the human race in actual fact. Hmmm, well maybe not ‘perfect’…….…

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    Why Are Children Placed in Foster Care?

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    I must apologise, I am not usually one for graphs, in fact the mere sight of them makes me go cross-eyed. I won’t do it again I promise Before I got into foster…

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    Mummy Meltdowns

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      Now this is going to be a huge shock to you but I am prone to the odd Mummy Meltdown….I know, I know…it’s hard to believe of somebody so ‘together’ and capable I don’t know…

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    I Am Precious!

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      On a recent family holiday a certain 4 year old biological member of my family who shall be known as ‘Luca’  protested to a threat of missing out on something with the…

Oct 27
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Behaving Badly – Part 1

Far be it from me to offer anybody parenting advice. I mean that sincerely, I am certainly no expert but I have learnt so much through my foster care journey and through floundering my way…

Oct 15
foster care australia

Being Perfect

I am a perfect mother. I am a perfect foster mum. I am a perfect wife, friend, lover, companion, cook, home maker, specimen of the human race in actual fact. Hmmm, well maybe not ‘perfect’…….…

Oct 10
abuse graph for children in foster care

Why Are Children Placed in Foster Care?

I must apologise, I am not usually one for graphs, in fact the mere sight of them makes me go cross-eyed. I won’t do it again I promise Before I got into foster…

Oct 3
foster care australia

Mummy Meltdowns

  Now this is going to be a huge shock to you but I am prone to the odd Mummy Meltdown….I know, I know…it’s hard to believe of somebody so ‘together’ and capable I don’t know…

Oct 1
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I Am Precious!

  On a recent family holiday a certain 4 year old biological member of my family who shall be known as ‘Luca’  protested to a threat of missing out on something with the…

Sep 28

Smell The Roses

    “Make time to smell the roses”, how many times have you heard that piece of advice? How often do you actually do it? I have had a bit of a health scare lately (I…

Sep 14
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Time to Say Goodbye

“How do you say goodbye?” would have to be the most common question people ask when chatting about my role as a foster carer. It was my burning question too before I started out…

Jul 9

Organising A Team of 5

Fortunately I have always been quite organized. According to my husband I am guilty of planning the fun out of everything. It’s true spontaneity makes me nervous, not sure why but I am sure…

May 29
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Asperger’s Syndrome and Foster Care – a match made in heaven?

I think I mentioned before about my personal struggle with peoples’ opinions on our decision to foster children. Particularly harsh were the comments about subjecting our 8 year old son to foster care when…

May 7
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What Was I Thinking?!

  It’s funny looking back at the start of my foster care journey, I was a little naïve to say the least! I am still only 2 years in so there’s probably things I am…