A Day in the Life of a Merivale Mum

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Iosis

A day in the life of a Merivale mum
8.30am
We’ve had breakfast and I’ve dropped my daughter off at school. Now is time for Karakia, our morning devotions. It’s my turn to read from the devotion booklet.
10.00am
After some housework and getting my room ready for inspection, I meet with the social worker to hear more about Circle of Security. What I’m learning will help me become better connected with my children.
A day in the life of a Merivale mum
A day in the life of a Merivale mum
12.45pm
After lunch we have some quiet time. Some days I do my shopping, but today I am going to do some pilates. Exercise makes me feel better and reduces stress.
1.30pm
Talking to the counsellor helps me understand more about myself and how issues in my past have influenced my choices.
A day in the life of a Merivale mum
A day in the life of a Merivale mum
3.30pm
I’ve collected my daughter from school. Bub is scratchy and needs a feed, so my other children have a small snack too, and I ask my daughter about her day at school.
4.00pm
We have some family playtime together. My daughter asks me to read a book to them. Sometimes the social worker observes us, to see how we are interacting.
A day in the life of a Merivale mum
A day in the life of a Merivale mum
5.30pm
Time to get dinner on. My daughter keeps her little brother occupied while I prepare the meal in the kitchen. I can see and talk to them through the servery. Bedtime for them is 7pm, but I have another class tonight.

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