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by Westaussie77
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Conference Presentation
Replies: 0
Views: 841

Conference Presentation

Hello All,

Long time, no chat.

I am doing a session on Supporting FIFO or fulltime/parttime solo mothers through their breastfeeding journey. What do you all think are essentials that need to be covered? I am looking forward to your responses :)

Kind regards

West
by Westaussie77
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Essence Article - Suddenly Single
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Essence Article - Suddenly Single

Hi All,

Did everyone get their Essence yet? It has a great article called "Suddenly Single" by Serina Huang

Hopefully you can all have a look when your Essence magazine arrives in the post this week

Kind regards

Kerry
by Westaussie77
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Death as a solo parent
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Death as a solo parent

Just so much shock and disbelief JennyD - Sending you virtual hugs too - Hope you have people around to support you <3
by Westaussie77
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Death as a solo parent
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Re: Death as a solo parent

I know that I will be okay and that my ABA buddies will travel with me to the funeral and we will all hold each other and cry together. I <3 being an ABA and volunteer for the love and support they provide so often. It is just so lonely when you go to bed and cry yourself to sleep :'( Thank you to e...
by Westaussie77
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Death as a solo parent
Replies: 9
Views: 1948

Death as a solo parent

I don't mind being a single parent, but when someone dies it just sucks. No-one to hold onto as you cry.
by Westaussie77
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Studying Mums support and motivation thread.
Replies: 458
Views: 26055

Re: Studying Mums support and motivation thread.

I have no time to procrastinate, my supervisor is expecting my proposal in 24hrs time. It is written, just looking up references I've missed and fine tuning some of those awkward paragraphs ....wish me luck. Good news is I am kid free for then next 46hrs :)
by Westaussie77
Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Child focused mediation, working through shared care.
Replies: 7
Views: 3286

Re: Child focused mediation, working through shared care.

Yes I also read it quickly as meditation not mediation ....LOL...glad I am not the only one ;)
by Westaussie77
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: Child focused mediation, working through shared care.
Replies: 7
Views: 3286

Re: Child focused mediation, working through shared care.

Sounds like you are on the right track and your social worker and Relationships Australia are giving you lots of information.

You can do this. One step at a time :)
by Westaussie77
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: *that* dreaded question.
Replies: 10
Views: 1783

Re: *that* dreaded question.

Hi Feebes

How are things going? Any responses? Any action on this?
by Westaussie77
Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Studying Mums support and motivation thread.
Replies: 458
Views: 26055

Re: Studying Mums support and motivation thread.

Thanks....What is your PhD topic - A friend is nearly to the end of hers, it was only interrupted a few times...
by Westaussie77
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Studying Mums support and motivation thread.
Replies: 458
Views: 26055

Re: Studying Mums support and motivation thread.

Hi Noellia & All How are you going now with the pregnancy and study? Hope you are going well Wish everyone all the best for their studies in 2015 :D Here is a little update on where I am up to: What degree/dipolma (etc) are you studying? Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - Only the 2 honours units t...
by Westaussie77
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: loneliness
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Re: loneliness

9 years of solo parenting and I find the loneliness waxes and waines.....breath in breath out....I hope it passes quickly for you, just know that it is common to feel this way from time to time I am in one of those periods where I am longing for companionship, someone to share this journey with and ...
by Westaussie77
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: I don't like being a single parent
Replies: 15
Views: 2287

Re: I don't like being a single parent

Hugs Feebes - I have been flying solo for almost 9years too and I am exhausted - Much of what you have said is like "yep" I get it cause I am there too at the moment. Ready for a new partner, not liking the solo life, scared of the impact of a partner. I only have 2 kids, but youngest is special nee...
by Westaussie77
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Solo Parenting
Topic: I wish
Replies: 1
Views: 884

Re: I wish

Hope this has passed for you Feebes - I feel myself in the same position wishing for more support on the home front - As kids get older it doesn't go away, the challenges change.
by Westaussie77
Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Everything else!
Topic: Studying Mums support and motivation thread.
Replies: 458
Views: 26055

Re: Studying Mums support and motivation thread.

Hello.... Another Semester over....YAY!!! I now start a 500 hour final placement...then my proposal and thesis....The end is so close now...Looking forward to having all this done and dusted by next Christmas (2015). Saw a great pic of Meme graduating the other day, breastfeeding her little one in G...