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July 9, 2017
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I’ll Put A Euro In The Swear Jar

Before I begin, let me just explain that while I’m not quite at the Roddy Doyle novel level of swearing, I am known to have a small, carefully chosen list of expletives, along like the lines of mother fucker, Jaysus, shitsticks and fuckface that I like to use when the chips […]
July 8, 2017
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Do You Know What Your Kids Are Up To?

I was attending a dinner recently when the subject of social media cropped up and ignited interest on who deemed what socially permissible for their children. Some declared that it is not appropriate for children as young as twelve to own phones; one Mum said fifteen was the acceptable age, […]
July 7, 2017
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We Never Had That In My Day

One surprising thing about motherhood, yes I realise there are tonnes of others, but one I never ceased to be amazed by, is the absolute random conversations you strike up with complete strangers who are drawn to you by your baby. You see, as it turns out my baby boy […]
July 7, 2017
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Guilt Be Gone…

Snot, tears pouring down cheeks, red glassy eyes all before 8:30 am, and that was just me not to mind my little man who I had just left in the crèche in an absolute heap. I ran to the car my chest physically paining me, wondering how I was going […]
July 6, 2017
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Is A Soy Sauce Addiction Killing My Kids?

So here is the dilemma. One day a long, long time ago, as my kids sat down to yet another dull meal of spaghetti, meat and vegetables, they moaned about how tasteless the spaghetti was. At this point, we had been living in New Zealand for a couple of years […]
July 6, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…Surprise Eggs

If there are two words that I hate hearing more than anything in this world it’s the words “surprise eggs” coming out of the twins’ mouths. Have you ever seen soon to be three-year old’s tantrums when you won’t give them your phone so they can watch random strangers, way […]

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