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Children take over the Museum in MOAD’s ‘Play Up’ Exhibit

Amongst all the speeches made at the Museum of Australian Democracy’s launch of their ‘Play Up’ exhibit, the audience favourite definitely belonged to the little girl from Telopea Park Public School. She reminded the children that the next time their parents tell them to stop playing, that they should be doing their homework, they can tell their parents that the… Read more »

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Mookies – very scary indeed!

My daughter is absolutely petrified of them. Trying to put her to sleep at night is an ordeal because of them. Even during the day she will burst into tears because she is convinced she can see them. What are they? How would I know? They don’t exist. At least, not in my world. But… Read more »

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My Little Man Turns One!

Our family reached a momentous milestone this past week. Our Little Man turned one. I say this is a milestone for our family, because it is. The lack of sleep due to his bag of tricks, has affected everyone in our family. So we have all made it to the one year mark. And you… Read more »

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Can You Quote Movies?

I’ve always been quite impressed by people who can quote lines from movies or books. My husband expertly manages to filter them into everyday conversation. On a good day, this amuses me. At the wrong time, it drives me nuts! I’ve never been able to remember lines from movies or books. I have half a… Read more »

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Activities to Keep You Sane in the Rain

Baking Cold, rainy weather is the perfect excuse for comfort food. So why not get the children involved? It’s a win-win in my book. You get yummy treats and the children are occupied and happy. Cakes are often the easiest as you can add ingredients in one at a time (each child taking turns) and,… Read more »

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Risky Business

All too often I see children hesitate to do something incase they make a mistake. The pressure on children to succeed is huge and from such a young age too. I think we forget to tell them that on the path to success, we fall many, many times. We only succeed when we have the… Read more »

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Making Friends Is Really Difficult (especially when you’re two)

As a teacher, it breaks your heart watching the politics of friendship play out. Children, without even trying, can be really cruel. You see perfectly lovely, funny and children I would love to call my own, struggle to make friends. Especially when friendship groups have already been established. The older the children get, the more… Read more »

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Off! Off! Off! Me! Me! Me!

Ok, so it’s approximately 6pm. Dinner is finished. Actually my daughter has finished but my husband and I are still eating. Now cue the fun!

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They grow up so fast…

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, etc, etc… We all know our children grow up so fast. A Dutch man, Frans Hofmeester, has captured the first 12 years of his daughter’s life on camera and posted the video on vimeo. What a novel idea!