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May 4, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On…Facebook

In my teenage years, we didn’t have Facebook, we didn’t even have the internet for that matter.  We hadn’t a clue what we looked like half-time because we didn’t take selfies!  If we wanted to chat to someone we knocked in for them,  we were friends with people because we liked […]
May 4, 2017
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Do You Wear Your Wedding Ring?

There has been a long running debate in our society about whether it’s acceptable to forgo wearing your wedding ring. Whether it’s one of those traditions that no longer holds the same sense of purpose, or if the importance of what a wedding ring means has lost its initial recognition. […]
May 3, 2017
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When It All Gets Too Much

Have you ever had a day when you can feel the irritation building inside you until it bubbles out of you in a messy spew of crap? You feel better…for one precious second…then the guilt and regret come to bounce around inside your head. Why can’t you be more patient? […]
May 3, 2017
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Ladies, Be Kind To Each Other (And To Yourselves)

Having a baby is one of the most natural things in the world. Parenthood is incredibly rewarding, yet it can also be very difficult. Every day I question myself as a parent. Am I too strict with my children or am I strict enough? Do I spoil them? Do I […]
May 2, 2017
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My Kids Could Not Care Less About Stunning Scenery

So for the Easter break, two-weeks of school holidays we decided to book a trip to the South Island of New Zealand. We’ve been living in the North Island for four years now in the Bay of Plenty, a stunning part of the country, blue skies most of the time […]
May 1, 2017
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I’m Autistic – And Pregnant

It was the most definite pink line of all and a welcome sight. I jumped like some sort of human-spring hybrid, my hands and arms flapping as quickly as a cheerful sparrow taking a dust bath. I was pregnant and ecstatically so. Pregnancy and conception is challenging for many women, […]

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