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I am an aunt, and god-mother. My 10 yo god-daughter is the eldest of three and is experiencing the separation of her parents. It's my role to be that comforting hand on her back. Help me out! This is new to me!
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    I'm thinking of introducing her to the marvels of the healing powers inherent in music. Will that help? What else can I do for her?
    Knowing full well that her God-parents *may* be facing a similar fate, this is a tricky one to navigate (in time).
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    I'm a firm believer that the most important thing a child needs is at least one person they know is behind them 100%, that they can talk to any time about anything. It's something that can make them feel secure when not a lot else feels that way.
    Sometimes it's hard for mom to focus on this(especially when going thru a rough time, especially when she has other younger children, especially when her daughter is getting older, facing puberty, etc.) I'm not sure if she's too young for a phone or how her parents feel about that, but knowing she could text/call aunt Jess anytime with no restrictions might be comforting/helpful and make her feel special and seen. πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žto all you ladies having a rough go.
    Suggested by Β  @jennifergster
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    Be there! Always! And just love them.
    My ex-sister-in-law walked out on my brother & the kids a few years back. I took the kids places, texted to see how they were, let them come over whenever they wanted to, and let them vent whenever they needed a shoulder. I tried not to encourage any hatred (because their mom is still their mom & a human being), but I let them express their hearts without judgement. You're doing a beautiful thing spending extra love on her! πŸ’—πŸ’•πŸ’—
    Suggested by Β  @jhope71
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When I moved back to mum's, I brought my morning dance party ritual with me. So, here's a list about that! 'Roomie' loves her little boogie with me!
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    I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
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    Bad and Boujee - Migos
    Just noticed mum's showing some leg! Little harlot! Clearly the apple didn't fall too far from the tree! 😏
Inspired by @jeremysomething (as requested by @Lisa_Fav)
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    somewhere on the spectrum of 'holly housewife' and 'high-class escort'
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    not all roses and white picket fences
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    [wine wanker] In that, I'm an appreciator of both drinking and masturbating
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    useless at roulette
DONE... with my final exam of the semester! I wanna thank my tutors (official and non-official!), my study buddies and my brain.
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    Celebrate. πŸ₯‚
    today
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    Rest πŸ’€
    tonight
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    Get a freaking job! πŸ’°
    tomorrow
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    cheers to all of you that supported me this semester, and the previous two!.. truly, whether it's a 'congratulations' message or a long WhatsApp/Snapchat chat, your support of me is so very appreciated. Big love x
Or curious men! Be warned though, it's a super womanly list!
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    Do you feel your ovaries release their eggs?
    I do! But only from my left. It just happened!
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    Do you use a menstrual cup? If not, why not?
    I do. I converted last April. Never looked back!
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    Are your periods heavy, or light? Long, short?
    Mine are medium>light and short-ish.
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Bear with me on this, currently revising one of my anthropology topics and it got me thinking off on a tangent!
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    Why are some of us humans sexist?
    Stew on that for a sec... don't @ me, there's more to come!
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    Would humans who are high in trait-sexism behave the same way with a gendered humanoid (robot)?
    After all, they are gendered and programmed to behave to a set of rules pertaining to that gender.
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    Yet, the humanoid, unlike a human can be programmed to not compute the subtleties (or not so subtle behaviours) of sexism.
    "I am sorry, I do not understand what you are saying" (motherfucker).
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...for @amieshmamie, because she's curious about my city's weather! I'm tempted to sum this list up by saying our winter is similar to L.A.'s, but I won't (!).
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    First day of winter
    It was a warm winter's day, 23C/73F (or thereabouts) and this warm weather has been fairly consistent. So much so I even went for a beach swim last week. Weather was warm, water is now cold. It was refreshing to say the least!
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    Two weeks in
    Two weeks in, our day-time temps are still around 20C/70F. Our lowest night temps have been 9C/48F (I think!) and we received a couple overnight showers this week too. The blue skies have been getting a little more cloudy! Seems like the sunshine and 23C/73F weather is sticking around for another week!
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    *chilly*
    Still fine days but the mornings are dipping below 9C/49F!
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And I mean senior as in 'pre-geriatric'! A list of funny things older people do as experienced by living with my mum! Stay tuned for updates!
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    Advice (dispensed multiple times) to put fuel in my car on Mondays. "It's down to $1.10 on Monday, that's a whole 20c saving per liter..."
    Mum and her bf make a massive deal about this. I'm kinda coming around to it though. I love how mad it makes mum's boyfriend that fuel is only cheap on Mondays!
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    She thinks I'm a tech wiz because I can use a menu. "You'll have to teach me how you did that". God, I love her. Truly.
    I'm her technical support, she's my emotional support. We have a system!
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    "Jessica, you don't need to buy shampoo and conditioner, I already have some upstairs you can use up first" ...yep, super shiny and dirty hair, coming right up!
    Tbf, she has always done this kind of thing! She's like a tornado when she shops and doesn't read labels!
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    Meet 27 Year Old Jessica (and her brand new husband!). The following would be things she wouldn't believe...
    On route to Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic whilst on vacay. Ready to tackle the world, one social norm at a time.
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    that she wouldn't be a mother and she would be ok with that.
    Like, legit ok with it. Maybe it was circumstantial.
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    that she wouldn't be working in special events. Specifically as a wedding planner who balanced that along side her role as mother and wife.
    Oh, bless. I was a gifted events planner after all.
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    n times I reply "idk πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ" to "how'd your exam go?"
    histogram: x = exam
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    n times I sobbed uncontrollably in the shower
    histogram: x = days of the month
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    n times I orgasmed
    pie chart with who/what got me there
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