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April 28, 2017
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Our First Weekend Away – WITHOUT The Kids

We are married twelve years this year. We have three kids from 4 to 10. Like so many other families Monday to Friday is the usual show of school drop-offs and pick ups, homework, lunches, dinners (that aren’t eaten), drama class, football training, swimming, rinse, wash, repeat. We have weekends booked up […]
April 28, 2017
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Away With The Fairies. Literally.

Before you condemn me as an opponent to imagination and creative play, let me stop you in your indignant tracks.  I’m all for fairies and am not about to banish them from my house, but I do fear that I opened my arms too widely when I invited the magical […]
April 27, 2017
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If Playdates Came With A Warning

The Playdate. It’s a relatively new phenomenon, isn’t it? Yet another one for the growing list of tasks of the 21st century parent. Not only do we now schedule our kids’ social calendars like PAs but we must invite someone else’s child into our home and oversee the proceedings like […]
April 27, 2017
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Calling Bullshit On….Winter Bugs In April

Every year, winter rolls around and without fail, the winter bugs, coughs and colds arrive. Taking temperatures, administering pain meds and lots of fluids, we’ve all been there and these bugs are part and parcel of family life. For some unknown reason, our house seems to have been hit particularly […]
April 26, 2017
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Who’s Afraid Of The Dark? Me, Actually…

OK, confession time. I’m afraid of the dark. Well, not the dark itself but things that go bump in the night. Noises in the dark, the natural creaking of the house winding down after the day, alarms going off. They all freak me out. I can’t watch horror movies either. […]
April 26, 2017
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How I Protected My Sense of Self

When you emerge from the labour ward (especially for the very first time), all battle scarred and dazed, life looks different.  Life feels different.  Life IS different.  You are now on the other side.  The Mother Side.  Motherhood will hold her arms wide open for you and draw in.  It’s […]

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