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Oct 28

Copulatus Interruptus

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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

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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?

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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 11

Fun activities for the contagious child

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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

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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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Aug 24

Stop Earthquake, Stop

My five-year-old son has not been coping well with the recent earthquakes. He was at school when the magnitude 6.6 struck, and whilst he appeared to be fine immediately afterwards, seeing other children panicking and upset has had an impression on him. Since then he has been very anxious and anything that causes movement – …

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Jul 22

Shake, rattle and roll

It was just after 9 on the Friday morning and I was enjoying the hot spray of the shower on my aching body. My sinuses and ears were blocked, causing me to be a little off balance, so I didn’t really notice the shaking. I did, however, hear lots of banging through the wall to …

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Jun 08

The Dialect Quiz

I hate being in front of the camera, but today I find myself doing exactly that after responding to the call from Kelley of Kelley’s Breakroom for people to film themselves saying certain words. Apparently it’s to hear all the different dialects, but really it’s just a fetish thing. Not being one to rain on anyone’s fetish …

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Jun 06

That awkward moment when

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Today I was dancing in the kitchen and singing along to the radio while making lunch (and remembering who wanted what in their sandwich, and on which side of the toasted sandwich maker said sandwich was cooking because you don’t want to accidentally get the Spam sandwich that your child requested). I effortlessly multi-tasked while …

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May 23

Are you calling me a mad cow?

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You know that look of horror on people’s faces when you mention your child (or you – thanks kids) has hand, foot and mouth? No? Then you haven’t experienced the joys of this particular childhood disease. Correctly interpreting their look, you quickly reassure them that it’s not the same as the one that cows get. …

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