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I am a pastor’s wife and work at home mom with 3 beautiful children. Olivia is 5 years old, Owen is 8 years old, and Aiden is 9 years old and has been diagnosed with high-functioning Autism and ODD/ADHD. I work as a virtual assistant and social media manager.
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November 2006
Tara's View of the World

Tara's View of the World

Junior High, Parenting and Triggers



When my son entered grade 7 I was freaked out ... for all sorts of reasons. Freaked out because he was getting so old, freaked out because the school was way bigger than he was used to and there were so many kids and we were in a new town and he didn't know anyone, freaked out because he would be changing classrooms and teachers several times a day and there was just SO MUCH that he would have to deal with every single day, freaked out because junior high can be so tough - especially for a kid with Autism.

But not once did it ever occur to me that my son being in grade 7 would be a trigger for me.

It never even crossed my mind that something as simple as his AGE would cause crap from my past to come rushing back to me - to fill my mind with things I thought I had long since dealt with.

I guess that is the thing about triggers... you just never know when they are going to come up and smack you in the face.

When my son came home in those first few weeks of junior high talking about the graffiti he saw on the bathroom walls or the words he had heard in the hallways and asking what it meant I desperately wanted to turn to him and have a simple discussion about it. But instead my heart would drop and my stomach would burn and my anxiety levels would skyrocket and the tears would threaten and I would have to practice every one of my coping mechanisms just to get the most basic of explanations out. Flashbacks and floods of memories and nightmares would accompany every single one of the conversations for days or weeks afterwards until I could process it all again.

When he tells me about things that happen at school I always have to ask myself if my reaction is based on logic and reality or some emotional response triggered by things that happened to me over 25 years ago.

Some part of me always assumed that it would be more difficult for me when my daughter reached junior high. Maybe I figured I wouldn't have to worry as much about my sons. But I have found that it is almost painfully important to me that my sons don't turn into THOSE boys.

Because I am certain that THOSE boys' mothers didn't think their sons were behaving the way they were towards me.

Peer pressure is a powerful thing. Even boys who have been taught well can turn into complete idiots when surrounded by a group of idiots.

And so I continue to do my very best to teach my boys that no means no, to respect women, the meaning of consent, and how important it is to stand up to peer pressure. I am raising feminists and I am proud of it.

I also remind myself that even though there are some things we really never fully get over it doesn't mean we will sink into the darkness. I have support. I am not alone. There are a lot of really good men in this world - I am married to one of them so I know that for sure and that means my boys have a really great example to follow. There is always hope.

Junior high... I sure didn't love it the first time around and apparently it is just as difficult going through it with your kids. Just think - I only have like... 6.5 more years of junior high to go!

(shhh we aren't even going to BEGIN talking about high school yet... baby steps people, baby steps)



Mabel's Labels Stylish Scholars Combo review

With back to school just around a corner, and three kids’ supplies to keep straight, I needed labels that would be quick, easy and long-lasting. With Mabel’s Labels I found exactly that.



Mabel’s labels offers a number of unique labeling products that are perfect for back to school, in designs that my kids love. My boys are particularly fond of the blue camo design in the Stylish Scholars Combo.




Application is easy, and these labels last throughout the entire school year and longer. We have been using Mabel's Labels for years and these things never wear off!

I haven't managed to label all the kids school supplies yet (since I haven't actually purchased them yet) but you can see how great they look all labelled up in this Mabel's Labels review I did a couple years ago.

I would recommend Mabel’s Labels to anyone looking for a quick and easy solution to labeling their kid’s school supplies, clothes and more. They are my most favourite. Get some. You won't regret it!


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Tara Robertson's Blog

Foot Pain

Posted on January 11, 2010 at 4:40pm 0 Comments



My son Aiden has inherited his father's high arches and his poor feet get so sore! We have had a terrible time finding him shoes to help ease the foot pain.



I have done some research online about foot pain in children and found some helpful articles. We will probably need to invest in some custom… Continue

Tea Party

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

I was recently inspired by my friend J. ( from In the Gutter) who wrote a blog post titled "A Penny Saved... is a Missed Opportunity" that begins with the sentence "What are you saving your China for?". It is a good post and you all should head on over and read it. She has… Continue

Conversations With God

Posted on September 3, 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

God and I had a little discussion recently... it went something like this...



Me: ARGHHH these kids are driving me NUTS!@#^@%$*#&@%$&#



God:
they are beautiful wonderful gifts from me. be thankful. stop your whining.




Me:…
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A Boy's Logic

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments







So my I got a note sent home from school today about my son Aiden. Apparently he had two "incidents" today- the first was when he kicked a girl from his class when she stepped into line in front of him on the way to the library. The second was when he punched a different girl for being bossy in french class.…

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Blog Partying

Posted on March 19, 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Ultimate Blog Party 2009



Welcome to my Ultimate Blog Party 2009 post!



In honour of this fabulous occasion I thought I would share with you the chaos of my life this month (you are SO lucky!!!).



March 1st was my husband's first day in his brand new job (he's a pastor). We moved 14 hours away from our previous home in northeast Saskatchewan to our NEW home in northwestern Ontario. Apparently… Continue

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At 9:39am on July 12, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)


Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help


At 7:35pm on July 14, 2011, the third boob said…
we (chach + nellie) started a blog & would love for you to check us out and hopefully get a giggle & some answers to "why is this blog called the third boob"?! (http://thethirdboob.blogspot.com/2011/05/third-boob-story-that-started-it-all.html)
if you find the story amusing enough to follow us or tell people about we would be forever grateful.
At 12:30am on August 21, 2010, Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner said…
Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
At 9:03pm on January 10, 2010, Gena Roma said…
Hi Tara,
Thanks for adding me as a friend!

Gena
At 2:32pm on January 10, 2010, Gena Roma said…
Hi There. just added myself to your FB fan list:) and am now following you too!
-Gena
At 6:46am on December 21, 2009, Jane Bodiola said…
I am now following your blog. =O)
Happy Holidays!
Jane =O)
At 1:00am on December 11, 2009, Jane Bodiola said…
Hi Tara! I loved your page. I was teary eyes when I read your blog regarding your son saved by a woman when he got lost. It's a very wonderful story. God really protects us. Blessed day!
At 4:10am on December 10, 2009, Jane Bodiola said…
Hi Tara! Thank you for accepting my friend request. Have a great week! =O)
At 5:43pm on August 28, 2009, Grissell Barros said…
Just added to your facebook and google on your blog. Thanks again!
At 5:41pm on August 28, 2009, Grissell Barros said…
Thanks :), I am working on the fan list right now.. doing laundry LMAO..... oh hate folding and putting them away.... :)
 
 
 

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