Gracie123 and Tracey you have both helped me SO much. THANK YOU. I saved the link to this article a few weeks ago and I'm only just catching up! My daughter has just been diagnosed, after so many exhausting medical appointments and years of sleep deprivation, and to read what you have written warms my heart. My 8 year old bright, funny, clever daughter has fairly mild ADHD and dyslexia and as a single mum I've really been struggling with what to do and how to help her. Now I feel like you have let the sunshine back into my life. I'm lying in bed, off work with the flu, with tears streaming down my face. Thank you for taking the time and the effort to share your stories and the reading list. I'm really struggling with my decision not to medicate her (for the time being) so I can't wait to get hold of some well written books on the subject. You women are amazing. Sending you big hugs of gratitude. Thank you also to Wendy Harmer for your beautiful Hoopla, filled with intelligent articles - Loopy
The Swisse vitamin ads with Nicole Kidman cavorting like a sixteen year old are plain embarrassing. I say this as a woman of 52 whose hair is too long for my age ... she looks like an idiot, totally age inappropriate, awkward and ridiculous.
Why would anyone buy a product just because a 'celebrity' endorses it, anyway? What the feck does Nicole know about the chemical composition and nutricitional benefits of vitamin tablets? - Gee
Yes! I can totally relate to SK-II purchase, in the desire for luminous skin, like Cate. I still think its a good product though, although a tad expensive, and totally beyond my budget now. I think Beyonce promoting a sugary drink is in conflict with her 'Move your body' campaign, and sends out really mixed messages. Oh well, I guess the millions offered, spoke louder than principles. - Deborah
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Who the hell do you think you are sally ,I have been through the court system twice now &my ex has a history of domestic violence 48 documented police reports and welfare intervention &that only when I lived with the monster ,what are you going to say that all women like me are liars when the paper trail speaks for its self ,not only has my ex assaulted me but also a teacher &me in front of our son s peers and two other class rooms ,plus the school went on lock down due his behaviour .our son has mild autism so he hasn't got the defence system that I and anyone else has ;they keep all their emotions bottled up inside .the family courts are a joke I share custody of our son with this monster due to the fact that our son hasn't shown his fear of how frightened he is of his father &that there isnt any physical harm done to our son by his father but I and many know that he is doing it mentally ,but since the share care came in its the decent parents who aren't getting a fair go in the courts it the liars &perpetrators that are not fit enough to be around any ones children ..f,,,,ck the law i lost my respect for them all years ago 'I have no police history &even have a police clearance for working in aged care &I left this monster nearly 7years ago &have had further dvos done several by me and the domestic violence service here &,I have also had dvo breaches not even reaching the courts due to police taking it into their own hands &dropping them when it s the law that any dvo breech goes to a magistrate and they make the yay or nay on weather it is a breach not the police 'I already had one reinstated after putting a formal complaint into Brisbane in 2011 &this I never found out untll last year at the 2nd family court hearing ,many &i mean many people in my community have said my ex is being looked after by someone here with in the Toowoomba police .no one gets off with half of what that man has done ,he got off with assaulting me at our sons school and only got a $750 dollar fine for assult of teacher ,joke joke I am now going back to a lawyer yet again as I am not getting my son ,my ex cant hurt me directly anymore I fight back legally but he uses a innocent child as a means of domestic violence to get at me &I swear I will run this monster through the courts this time I loath parents using children to fight their battles only cowards do that any way.. - tracey
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