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by Bailey's Mum
Mon May 28, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: Anyone with experience of ODD?
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Anyone with experience of ODD?

Yes, I do. Happy to chat. Do you still have my number?
by Bailey's Mum
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Esther! Look here!
Replies: 3
Views: 580

Esther! Look here!

Were you on the educational tour of NQ by your workplace this week?

My DS3 was there! I told him to look out for you.
by Bailey's Mum
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 555

Re: Hello

Nedsmum, you are one of the enduring forumites in my memory. I often find myself thinking, 'How would NM say this?" when I am counselling, etc. And I KNOW in my head your kids must be as old as they are, because I know how old MY kids are, but it's still a shock to see it in writing. I still have Sw...
by Bailey's Mum
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Grief
Topic: One of our own
Replies: 24
Views: 440

Re: One of our own

Feebes, we all love you so much. Thank you for sharing your memories of F&O. It makes us love her all the more too. Everyone, if you would like to contribute to the gift we will be sending via Feebes, please PM me for details. Feebes is organising it, but I'm happy to pass on the details to take som...
by Bailey's Mum
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Grief
Topic: One of our own
Replies: 24
Views: 440

Re: One of our own

Lovely idea, whitto <3
by Bailey's Mum
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Grief
Topic: One of our own
Replies: 24
Views: 440

One of our own

For those ladies who haven't yet heard the news, Fourandout, one of our very earliest forum members, was tragically killed in an aviation accident yesterday, along with one of her children. The names have been released, and the family has made a statement requesting privacy at this time, so I'm not ...
by Bailey's Mum
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: Brain overload
Replies: 11
Views: 125

Re: Brain overload

Oh Marg. It's a lot to process, isn't it? I know ABL won't mind me saying on this post, as she and I have a good connection over on FB and I've been supporting her through the process, but I'm here if you need to talk to someone. Happy to even give you my phone number. My attendance here is patchy a...
by Bailey's Mum
Wed May 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Parenting in general
Topic: DS diagnosed with congenital heart disease
Replies: 18
Views: 2804

Re: DS diagnosed with congenital heart disease

I've just seen this - sorry I missed it.

I have a dodgy bicuspid valve, too - it was observed in childhood, went away, came back, went away, came back, and now can only be heard by people who know I have it before they listen to my heart.
by Bailey's Mum
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Grief
Topic: 15
Replies: 7
Views: 145

15

Some years are harder than others. This year is rough. I'm finding myself grieving for all I've lost - first teeth, first steps, first day at school, and being almost old enough for a learners permit (although he probably wouldn't have been able to drive - no one knows for sure.) My uncle's funeral ...
by Bailey's Mum
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Secondary schools
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: Secondary schools

I went to a boarding school (as a day student, not a boarder). Most of our boarders were from properties, etc, but there were a few whose parents lived in town and wanted a life of their own. A few whose parents were using boarding school as juvie, too, I suspect. We had weekly boarders (kids who li...
by Bailey's Mum
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 106
Views: 7097

Re: Jobs

I hadn't thought of Gumtree! Thanks, MW - I'm going to try there for OSHC too. I've just had to withdraw DS3 from OSHC, and am desperately trying to find someone I can afford to care for him at home. But the going rate seems to be about $25 per hour, which is more than I pay for an agency babysitter...
by Bailey's Mum
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Secondary schools
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: Secondary schools

Hahaha. 2500 students IS a pretty big school. I went from teaching in a school of 350 (I knew almost every kid!) to a school of 1500, and that really overwhelmed me. When we lived in ACT, my kids went to a P-10 school which had 1200 students, and they struggled with a school of that size (having com...
by Bailey's Mum
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: help with making medical decisions
Replies: 20
Views: 255

Re: help with making medical decisions

It's just the billing system my gyne uses - I have to pay in full on admission, but my health fund will catch up, probably before discharge. Haven't yet spoken to health fund, but they may even reimburse before the surgery actually takes place. I left the documents on the table when I went away, and...
by Bailey's Mum
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Secondary schools
Replies: 19
Views: 1453

Re: Secondary schools

I was a secondary school teacher for a while. Schooling is split between public (state system) and private (paid by parents) - I think our terms are the opposite of the UK system. I taught in the public system. My bridesmaid is a private secondary teacher, and spent about 15 years teaching in the UK...
by Bailey's Mum
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Emotional Health
Topic: help with making medical decisions
Replies: 20
Views: 255

Re: help with making medical decisions

AF is really giving me a show. No second thoughts about that surgery. Barely even blinking at the $5000 up front cost. (Because at least I know our health fund will cover some of it in the end).