Calling all mobiles!
She walked in and proudly removed the tiny metallic object from her bra.
“I saved the sim,” said daughter number three, on her return from a blustery winter morning coaching 13 year old, rookie rowers. Big deal you may think, but for a teenage girl, who has gone through more mobiles that a start-up company in Silicon Valley, it really is innovative. Read More
“L”- learner licence for parenting…again
Baby steps to letting my baby girl grow up!
” Last day ever wearing winter uniform!!!!!”
This is the post my grade 12 daughter recently put up on facebook.
With five exclamation marks, I suggest she’s quite excited about the looming end of her schooling years, and she did get quite a lot of thumbs up from her friends.
To me there was no ‘like’ at all.
The surprises when your teenager has a boyfriend..
The youngest now has a boyfriend.
It’s only a week into the blossoming relationship and the first flowers have been delivered.
Sweet, you might say, but what about if the flowers left on the front porch weren’t for her …..
Kids are like a box of chocolates!
Most of the time you do know what you are going to get, but it’s the surprises that make parenting memorable.
In this case, the alarm went off at 4.15 am.
It does most mornings in our house, with the two youngest girls rowing and either the hubby or I driving bleary-eyed teenagers in the cold and the dark to the boat shed.
But on this day I was up at that time to get to the race-track. Read More
One daughter down!
It’s now been four months and 20 days since the second eldest daughter emptied her room, donated clothing to her sisters and the salvos, packed a backpack and left the family.
It’s been ( except for the 2 weeks we spent surrounded by thousands on a cruise ship and in a resort in cancun) a much more lonely four months and 20 days without her.
Here are the top 10 things I miss.
Payback- the teen mobile phone plan!!!
The mobile phone bill popped into my inbox this month for teenage daughter number 4, and it was $160 over the monthly $30 limit.
“I didn’t hardly make any calls this month,” is the first response.
Quickly followed by, “It’s a stupid plan.”
On closer inspection of the breakdown of the bill, the excess has come from $450 worth of texting.
Aussie Brady Bunch does the U.S!
We are about to depart on a once-in-a-lifetime overseas family holiday. All seven of us to the United States.
I am hoping that the only similarity between us and the “real” Brady Bunch is that we are also a blended family TERRIBLY EXCITED to be taking a holiday in America.
Because when Carol and Mike took their tribe on a trip there was some sort of disaster.
Parenting tip..do not throw in the towel, lock them up!
To many people, summertime means the beach, the pool, swimming and togs.(bathers for those outside Queensland)
It certainly does for me as well.
But to parents, it also means wet, soggy towels left lying around EVERYWHERE!.