Category: kids

Week 24/2021: rocket man

Week of 14 June 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Last week I said I wanted to focus on sleep and just sleep. I’d been creeping my shutdown time past 10.15 and not leaving enough time to wind down before my 10.30 bedtime. With a...

20 for 2020: week 41

Week 41: Week of 5 October 2020 My 20 for 2020 list. One from the #losttrolleysofhobart series on Instagram What did I want to do better this week?Start to try out the new ideas for planning my days that I’ve been learning about. So, how did that go then?I...

20 for 2020: week 24

Week of 8 June My 20 for 2020 list. After a weekend where I put off doing any work on my uni course (thing 8) until Monday, which was a public holiday, I succeeded in not doing any work on it at all. Instead, I spent the day writing,...

19 for 2019; week 7 update

Week of 11 February 2019 Week 7 of 19 for 2019. This is going well! I should have made “update the blog at least once a week” a thing. After a big week last week, things were a lot slower this week. I watched one of the videos for...

19 for 19: week 6 update

Week of 4 February 2019 This was a big week. Not only was it back to school week but it was Kramstable’s first week of high school. Yes, I am the parent of a high school student! Where has that time gone? It doesn’t seem like eight years ago...

19 for 2019: week 5 update

19 for 19 update: week of 28 January 2019 This week’s baby step in taking better care of me (thing 6) so that I can do the things I want to do this year is to focus on breathing. I have learned that diaphragmatic breathing helps to activate your...

the end is here

After yesterday’s epic post about how I was feeling about Kramstable coming to the end of his primary school life, I started to write about his Year 6 leavers’ assembly today, the day before his last official at primary school. I don’t need to do that. Well, I do,...

everything ends

About eight years ago, I wrote this piece about Kramstable, then known as Juniordwarf, getting ready to start kindergarten and how nervous I was that everything was about to change. I actually didn’t write that much because Sarah MacDonald from the ABC had just written a post on the same...

Spreading our wings

Until this year, I had taken Kramstable in to school every day that I went to work. In his early days at school, I’d stay until the bell went and we’d read stories, look at work he’d been doing, and talk to his classmates, their parents and his teacher. As...

Challenge 4: Activities 21-27

I think I missed a few days after Day 18 (Thursday) when I did three activities (18-20) and learned about the Edamame Threat. Day 19: I was home with a sick boy, so the thing I had booked to do that day didn’t happen. I had to reschedule. Day...