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Suicide. The awful word that must be spoken.

Someone I love very much killed themselves this morning. Suicide. We tip toe around the word. We like to pretend it doesn’t happen. That it won’t affect us. We don’t speak about it because maybe talking about it might make someone we love do it. Isn’t that just ridiculous? Fuck …

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Women are from Venus and men have vision problems

Last saturday I had to take Holly to gymnastics so Rob had the job of taking our middle son to his first soccer grading morning. Rob had a hangover which he did his best to pretend didn’t exist (10 of out of 10 for your stellar performance by the way, Rob) …

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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 …

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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 …