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My boy was abducted by aliens

October 21, 2009
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Aliens.  It’s the only explanation. Gone is the self-absorbed, grouchy boy.  The one who was only interested in watching TV, who left a trail of destruction and mess in his wake, who argued with everyone about everything. In his place, we now have a beautiful helpful child.  He asks if there’s anything he can do [...]

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A Perfectly Imperfect Life

August 20, 2009
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Kate at Picklebums wrote recently about how she had been tending to avoid posting photos because they’re not perfect: the room in the background is messy, the kids are grubby, the light’s not right… I know exactly how she feels, because I go through the same thought process. She decided a challenge was in order [...]

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Raising independent kids

August 18, 2009
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Over the weekend I discovered Free Range Kids.  It’s a very interesting blog focusing on letting go and actually letting kids be kids. Anti-helicopter parenting, if you like.  Some of the statistics quoted are disputed by readers, but I think the general premise is a good one.  Rather than being irresponsible with your child’s welfare [...]

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Rise and Shine

August 14, 2009
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Every three months I need to have a test to check the leukaemia markers in my blood.  All it requires from me is a vial of blood; a few mills. But because of the fantastic lab work that has to happen, the test needs to be done in the wee hours of the morning in [...]

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Benefits of pets for kids

July 15, 2009
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Do your kids love animals?  We are a two pet household (a cat and a dog).  Both were here before our children.  The first two kids aren’t all that interested in the pets.  They’ll give them a pat as they walk past sometimes, but that’s about the extent of it.  Little Mermaid, on the other [...]

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Holiday Hangover

February 16, 2009

Hands up who’s struggling to get back to their real life routines after the school holidays. It can’t be just me, surely! After spending a week with my folks over Christmas, we were back home for 10 days, then off again for two weeks at the beach in our caravan. Then it was seven days [...]

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