Mar 03

How to make a mermaid outfit


I was given a few boxes of fabric recently, and as soon as I saw the blue I knew it was destined for mermaidendom. The kindergarten my daughter attends has a couple of well-worn mermaid skirts and much-too-large-for-the-children bikini tops that are regularly played with. I decided it was time they had more practical outfits …

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Feb 02

Fashion advice for the wearing of Orange Motocross Gloves


If you’ve got yourself a nice pair of orange motocross gloves, you might think you’ve got all the business of when to wear them sussed out. I mean it’s pretty obvious, right? Well think again. When you should wear orange motocross gloves     When you should NOT wear orange motocross gloves Happy birthday to …

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Jan 11

Nine Rules for Space Travel

no motorcycle suits in space

When he’s out past his bedtime, Master Five tends to chatter at over a hundred miles an hour, and his thoughts flip-flop all over the place. On a recent night-time trip into the Emergency Department for a little boy with excruciating abdominal pain, I got to experience this wonderful phenomena when, after an almighty chunder, …

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Nov 03

Feeding your fake fish

fish god

Creating your own underwater world when you’re three-years-old can be a wonderful crafting experience where you get to use lots of skills and see your ideas turned into reality. Or it can be a wonderful crafting experience (for your Mother) that turns you into an Evil Overlord who rules with an iron fist. Whilst being an …

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Oct 28

Copulatus Interruptus

Iron man face

It’s every parents’ nightmare; the fear of being caught in the act by your offspring. Apart from the time I had my own cheering squad, we’ve been lucky up to this point, but that may have something to do with the fact that opportunities are few and far between when you have young children. When the …

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Oct 06

Doodle Doodling


My kids have both been late developers when it came to artwork. On the rare occasions that my son could be coerced into doing some painting at pre-school, he would do a few blobs, declare his masterpiece was done and scamper off to play before anyone got any ideas about making him do any more. …

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Sep 19

Is it okay to lie to your children?

boy on motocross bike

Sometimes people ask me if it’s okay to lie to your children. Actually that’s a lie, but I’m sure if people actually saw me as the parenting guru that I see myself, they would be asking for my guidance on such important matters. Just the other day the other half and myself got to test …

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Sep 14

Flight of the raindrop


The inspirational tale of a curmudgeonly raindrop’s descent into happiness I like to have a bit of writing fun on social media, particularly Google+ where I’ve come across some great like-minded individuals in writer groups. If you want more of my nonsensical ramblings feel free to circle me.

Sep 11

Fun activities for the contagious child


So you’re stuck at home with a child who is generally feeling quite well, but has something contagious that is keeping them from school, pre-school or daycare? If you have more than one child, you may be in the unfortunate position of having them all home at the same time. If you don’t want to …

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Sep 01

The Runaway Running Bike


For her 3rd birthday, we bought our daughter a balance bike because we’d seen how effective they were with her older brother. He didn’t need training wheels when he graduated to a pedal bike, and his time on the balance bike also proved invaluable for when he started riding a motorbike when he was almost …

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