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Sparkly Mother’s Day Weekend

May 13, 2014

This weekend was full of colour and sparkle. Today I’ll spare you the family feastings and concentrate on just the things my girl and I did together. But first, here’s the patchwork style dress I bought and decided to wear to the Sunday eat-a-thon festivities. It’s new but my mother did ask me if it […]

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Mr Twitch’s First Ever Guest Post: Philips PerfectCare Aqua Review

May 6, 2014

I generally do not iron unless I have a job interview. Given this has happened- I don’t know- twice in the last ten years, when I was offered an iron to review here I politely declined, saying “a what, now?” When my husband, aka Mr Business Shirt Stickler found out, there were words: What was […]

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Dear Sussan, I’m A Mother and I Don’t Get Your Mother’s Day Ads

May 5, 2014

I have a weekend ritual of attempting to read the weekend newspaper magazines from start to finish. It doesn’t always work out but I usually get to see the first few pages at least. Naturally there’s a lot of Mother’s Day marketing right now. The inside front page of the Good Weekend revealed a big […]

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Domestic Bliss It Ain’t  

April 29, 2014

I floated the idea for this post on my Facebook page about a huge aspect of family life and boy did it find some kindred out there. This post nearly wrote itself. I love my family, I do. I also hear there are people who love keeping house, taking pride in all that goes with […]

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Our Newest Addition

April 22, 2014

One evening four weeks ago, I sat in a meeting with our Architect waiting for my husband to join us. We heard his car arrive but for some reason, he was delayed outside. I went to see what the hold up was and found him out front in the dimming light, holding something in the […]

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How I Came to Find Myself at Barbie Live!

April 15, 2014

Miss 7 and I went on a rare evening excursion to the theatre recently. The Princess had seen the TV ads and nagged away but her pleas initially fell upon deaf ears because the show she wanted to see was “Barbie Live!” and The Evil Queen did not love that idea. Then came the 50% […]

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The Wise Men and Their Words of Wisdom

April 8, 2014

In the dead of night I lay awake, burning questions searing my feminine mind. Around my head swam the choices before me, demanding resolution. Matters of life and love sat open like contracts waiting to be signed and they would wait no longer. It was then I recalled the folklore: the Wise Men would help me. […]

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April 2 is #AutismAwarenessDay

April 2, 2014

On World Autism Awareness Day, I’d like to see more government funding support and better-run programs for schools and health care. This should be, but isn’t a given. Don’t all kids deserve an equal chance to be educated? (Don’t even start me on those who see this as a “cost”, rather than long-term investment in […]

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Healthiest Lunch Day At School… Almost

April 1, 2014

Every year my daughter’s grade runs a bring-a-plate style communal lunch for Healthiest Lunch Day. I believe setting a good foundation and example for our kids is important, so that they may know the difference between life-giving nutrients and… (often delicious) crap. I want my daughter to know that her Mum cares about these things and […]

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Everyday Life Tales of the Unexpected and More On #thehousethatwouldnotbebuilt

March 27, 2014

Today is grey and overcast and my head is full of decisions to make I can’t scrape up the required neurons for. This brings me to two options: blog it or hide under the pillow. I may do both. This morning Mr14 tried to get out of going to school again, citing fatigue. Not for […]

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