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Growing Wiser

I’m not particularly happy about the grey hair on my head. Or my slowing down metabolism. The wrinkles beside my eyes. My ageing hands. Or the way my knees creak when I walk up stairs. But you know what? When I didn’t have all those things I also didn’t have …

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School Holiday Survival

Yesterday I had a text conversation with one of my friends who was having a moan about her sons flicking their bitten off fingernails everywhere and how she’s threatening to fire the cleaner so they have to do the cleaning themselves if they continue to do it. She said she finds them …

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How not to pack when you’re on holidays

We’ve just come home from two and a half weeks away. We spent christmas on a beach about three hours drive south of Sydney which for us is great because packing for that long for a family of six when you have to fly anywhere gets tricky. Being able to just …

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On The News

Jude and I were on the news last week. https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/video/watch/25668488/gender-wars-toy-boycott-outrage/ I wish I could say it was because of something really huge …

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Getting Old(er)

I am forty one years old. I quite like being this age. I don’t really understand these ageing celebrities who are desperately trying …

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A Lesson in Sustainability

Each week I get an email from each of my sons parent class reps to remind all the parents of things that …

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Date Night

With forty hundred children and Rob burning the candle at both ends, we don’t often get a friday night to ourselves. That …

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The Cake

It was Holly’s 11th birthday last week.  With four kids I’ve now got the birthday party prep thing pretty sorted, given I …

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Holiday, what holiday?

Yesterday Rob and I came home from an amazing child-free five days away in Noosa. Rob has a really high stress job …

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Husbands and losing stuff

Each saturday two of my boys have swimming lessons and my daughter has gymnastics at the same time, so Rob and I …

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Forget me not

On friday I forgot to pick Jude up from preschool. Forgot. Totally, totally, totally forgot. It was a day out of the …

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A story about avocados

I do a lot of exercise. Not surprisingly my exercises of choice do not involve an enormous amount of coordination. Running and …