Day One by Kerri Sackville

My son started high school yesterday. And it was fine. Just fine. Okay, so I sat in the car afterwards and wept, but that’s not a big deal. I weep all the time these days. Transitions are hard, and this one particularly so. I hadn’t anticipated how hard it would be. And it wasn’t the fact that my so … [Read more...]

Overwhelmed? How old are you? By Emma Grey

With a thirteen-year-old heading into Year Eight this week, I’m reminded that many of us first learn how to ‘do overwhelm’ when we’re confronted with a higher workload than we’re used to, at high school. Chances are that the first time you experienced a train of thought along the lines of, ‘Too much … [Read more...]

Have I turned into a Tiger Mother?

Australian journalist and writer Katrina Beikoff experienced first-hand the kind of parenting Amy Chua speaks of in her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Chua’s narrative of her Chinese cultural approach to motherhood has caused much controversy, prompting many parents to discuss their own p … [Read more...]

Raising a Child with Cerebral Palsy

As another National Cerebral Palsy Week approaches, I am again reminded of how Cerebral Palsy (CP) has impacted my family, and how important it is to promote awareness and knowledge of disabilities. We’ve come a long way since the days of tucking disabled kids away in institutions, of expecting and … [Read more...]

Empty Nest – He's Leaving Home

My 22 year old son left home today and while I'm happy to see him go out into the world and establish his independence, I am really going to miss that kid. He's a very capable young man and I know he'll be just fine. It's me I'm worried about! I have been Aaron's mum virtually all of my adult … [Read more...]