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Ten random things about Emily.

According to the Urban Dictionary the word random is used by losers who aren't funny to try to be funny. It also defines it as: "something unexpected and irrelevant, but often amusing". For the purposes of this post I'll go with the second … [Read More...]

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Should preschoolers graduate with a cap and gown?

When I heard my preschooler would be wearing a cap/gown and graduating from kindy I scoffed. As far as I was concerned it was overkill and a bit … [Read More...]

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Are Queensland police drawing their guns too readily?

Warning: this post has the potential to make you hate me. There's something happening in the news right now that I can't ignore; the fatal shooting … [Read More...]

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Needing advice for when kids get tonsils removed.

I'm either brave or stupid, I'll let you be the judge of that. In two weeks time TWO of my children are having their tonsils removed, on the same day, two weeks before Christmas! You said stupid right? If my over active imagination is … [Read More...]

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An open letter to lazy speakers – Laugh Link!

Dear everyone who says real instead of really. From one lazy person to another I get that sometimes it's an effort to speak correctly, especially after a few beverages. This weekend while sipping cocktails in the pool and gawking at schoolies I … [Read More...]

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Well just look who I have in my arms!

I'm in the car writing this as the hubby and I head to a movie. He's doing some bad smash poetry to a kid's book The Big Red Bath...and I'm trying VERY hard not to criticise his driving.... Anyway last night we had night off from the joys of … [Read More...]

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Watch out schoolies I’m on a mission to hug Hughesy!

If my little sis can meet Richard Branson and my older David Attenborough, surely I can find a way to hug Hughesy! Watch out schoolies* and toolies, this mumma's on a mission. Tomorrow night I am being released from my parenting shackles to … [Read More...]

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Don’t forget to listen to your kids!

Today I was desperate to get the kids out the door but now I just want them back in my arms! It's a hectic work day for me Thursday but as I sit looking out my window I wonder what they're doing. Are they happy? Could they be making better … [Read More...]

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Why my iron made a cameo.

It's been about two years since I've used my iron. No that's a lie I can't remember when Iris last had an outing - such is my loathe of ironing. My 3-year-old asked what is was when I retrieved from the dungeon it resides in. I told him it was … [Read More...]

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What was I thinking buying this?

There's a white elephant in my house. Okay it's more beige and has 4 fake mice swinging from it but you catch my drift. I've nicknamed it the Taj Mahal because it's very fancy and a place I would love to hang on if I were a cat. But it's … [Read More...]

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On parenting kids who know it all? Laugh Link

Everyone is our household is a freaking know-it-all right now. It makes parenting tough when everyone is an expert, it makes it ever harder when we're all stubborn! The most common thing you'll hear my kids say is "I already know that" or "You … [Read More...]

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Forget Russian warships, Putin on toilet paper divides masses.

Forget Russian warships, it's how people are Putin loo paper on the roll that is dividing the masses*. Gone are the days when I report on high-profile court cases or try to decipher the facts from the spin after an interview with a greasy … [Read More...]

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Google thinks I’m a cranky mum!

I've been a bit of a stink blogger recently because I haven't divulged lots of personal stuff. But I wonder whether I'm boring you talking about myself all the time, it's not like I'm that interesting. Right now I'm particularly cranky in … [Read More...]