04-04-2017 04:24 PM - edited 04-04-2017 04:49 PM
GrhRo here. Wow that waving GIF will be a major test of my concentration.
As a quick bit of background, my current username (account) is new, hence no posts yet, although I have been around ReachOut as a founding member of ReachOut Parents before it went live last year.
I have two early teens daughters who love to do the station hop thing with the car radio. They have a few favourites such as Sia, and I think their music taste is improving, however apparently the music I love remains ancient.
My introduction to ReachOut was initially through a working group of parents, put together to help build on the fantastic work the ReachOut staff had done in bringing the Parent forums to life, as we have them now.
I am a big believer in the de-stressability (is that a word?), animals, pets., have on humans. I know when either of my daughters are upset, I hand them a cat to cuddle, or our dog instinctively seems to do it, and the effect of calming is quite noticeable.
Dog and I then need to go for a walk as our de-stress!!
Unfortunately at the moment I can only dream of time out to read or watch a movie. Having just written that, I realised a bit of self-care is in order!
Looking forward to reading and contributing to posts.
04-04-2017 04:44 PM - edited 04-04-2017 04:46 PM
04-04-2017 07:19 PM - edited 04-04-2017 07:20 PM
04-05-2017 11:49 AM
Thanks for the welcome @Ngaio-RO and @Serapis22 and hi @GrhRo. Weather has been pretty wet where I am but a bit nicer today.
In response to the "supplementary questions":
04-05-2017 11:51 AM
Agree about the pets! We got two new rescue dogs a few months ago which have been great for everyone's mental health (when not causing trouble).
04-05-2017 12:03 PM
Haha @hashtagmum It's so funny to hear your kids listening to music from your own adolescence, isn't it. My middle child loves her some early 90's hip-hop. I try not to ruin it for her by telling her I danced to those same songs at most of the parties I went to.
Thank you so much for introducing yourself.
04-06-2017 06:38 PM - edited 04-06-2017 06:40 PM
Welcome @Serapis22, @GrhRo and @hashtagmum.
I've enjoyed reading shares by @Serapis22 in the forums and look forward to interacting with you both @GrhRo and @hashtagmum.
04-06-2017 06:57 PM
04-13-2017 05:25 PM
Welcome to @Dovchin & @Kyle04 & @Scout-hall & @Torry_Cox & @salter
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04-13-2017 05:27 PM - edited 04-13-2017 05:28 PM
Welcome also to @ChristianMother & @adkennon24 & @clp-1966 & @KJane @& @JoanDsouza
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