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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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Crazy Things I’ve Done Due to Sleep Deprivation

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that sleep has been something that is scarce in our house. In the year that my son has been alive, I would count myself lucky if I’ve managed more than ten nights where I’ve slept more than six hours without being woken up. Early on with my… 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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Be Careful Of The Promises You Make

Looking at my son’s badly bruised arm while he splashed around in the bath tonight, was a painful reminder about making promises I can’t keep. Last Friday we had to take my son into Canberra Hospital for some follow up blood tests. We’ve been there before and the nurses were fantastic. I hate getting my… Read more »

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The Adored Son

Might sound strange, but I feel very connected with my son. We can look at each other across a room and we just get each other. We have that silent, unspoken, knowing look. Perhaps, it’s because I’ve had such a difficult time with our son, that I have bonded so deeply with him. Those nights… Read more »

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A Tale of Two Mother’s Groups

Mothers’ groups are funny things. Kind of like a cross between speed dating and forming high school friendships. You meet a bunch of women, once a week, for the first few weeks of your bubs life. The only thing you’re guaranteed of having in common is that you all have bubs born within about a… Read more »

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I Am Human!

Actually I am one of the 101 Local Humans to be exact. Over the last few months there has been a search happening around Canberra. Over 1100 people applied but only 101 were chosen. The Canberra Times in their article explained how 101 Canberrans will be recruited in the city’s 101st year to become tourism… Read more »

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Liar Liar Pants on Fire

A few weeks ago Little Miss told her first lie. She bit the head of her dinosaur bath toy. When her dad asked her what happened (witnessed by her brother and myself mind you) she told him (in front of us) that her brother bit the head off the dinosaur. Hmmm… After the humour of… Read more »

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How to Ruin a Perfect Moment

You know when you imagine your life, you have little vignettes of how things will be… I envisaged that life with two children under two would be really tricky and often chaotic. But amongst the upheaval, I also pictured us playing in the park, going for walks in the pram, digging in the vegetable garden,… Read more »

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Dear Medical Professional, I would like a refund.

Dear Doctor/Pediatrician/Medical Specialist, I am writing to let you know that I think your product is faulty and has mis-leading advertising. If this was a dress, a $300 dress, it would be returned no questions asked because it did not fulfill its purpose, it is faulty and it does not meet the advertised description. You… Read more »