Despite the studies outlining that homework wasn’t needed for primary school kids and the many friends who lamented the stress it brought, I still saw the positives. I liked being able to see the progress that his reading and writing was making throughout the year. However those feelings have slowly changed.
A few weeks ago an article popped up on my Facebook news feed called 13 Sad-but-true reasons I’m apologising to my baby. When I saw it, I didn’t read it. I didn’t read it because it made me feel guilty, it made me feel things that I didn’t really want to feel, because it made me think about things that I didn’t want to. Avoidance for the win!
During the month of May the Post and Antenatal Depression Association Inc (PANDA) has launched a campaign to ensure that families everywhere are able to access 24/7 helpline support.
The campaign is simple. Go to the Million Mums website and click the ‘Email your local MP’ link. From there add your email and type your postcode to find your local member. It is then as simple as checking the box of your MP and hitting send.
I hate veggies. At least veggies on their own. I can handle them in a bake or mixed in with other stuff so that I can’t taste them. Devil Spawn hates them just as much, so veggie smuggling is pretty important around here. One food that Devil Spawn does love though is chicken nuggets. He’d eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I let him but sadly they aren’t particularly nutrious. That’s when I got thinking about how I could combine veggie smuggling with Devil Spawns favourite foods and Chicken and Vegetable nuggests were born. I try to have pureed veggies in the freezer all the time so that I can add them to spag bog and other easy foods.
As a woman, it’s always expected that you will want to procreate. That your one mission in life, eventually is to be a mother. I remember in high school my friends talking about the names they had picked out for their eventual babies. I didn’t feel the same and while I didn’t have a life plan, kids didn’t really feature in the image I saw of myself.