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The Museum Book by Jan Mark

I think the first line of the book, explains it perfectly, “Suppose you went into a museum and you didn’t know what it was.” Well this is the book that will help you discover the answer to that question!   At first it all seems rather simple, doesn’t it? A museum is a building that… Read more »

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Powerhouse Museum in Sydney

Located only a short stroll from Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum resides in the old Ultimo Power Station. This museum is comprised of twelve permanent exhibits, covering science, technology, design and decorative arts, engineering, architecture, health and medicine, fashion and contemporary culture. However, the purpose of our visit was for two things – The Wiggles… Read more »

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Tell Me a Picture by Quentin Blake

I love art. I don’t always understand it, but I love it. I love how art draws out emotions and reactions from you. I love how a piece of art can encourage conversation and questions. My two are already regulars at various art galleries. When they were under one they seemed to prefer Cubism – I… Read more »

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The ‘how to’ of coping with sleep deprivation

Many years ago, but not so many they’ve been forgotten, a first-time mum went back to work. She had a certain spring in her step. A joy in her eyes. And while she missed her little angel, she was happy to be back in a world of adults, relishing with new passion the challenges of… Read more »

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What you should be looking for in your health insurance.

Over the last couple of months, my husband and I have been deciding whether or not we want any more children. This was an important decision to make as it had ramifications on our health insurance choices. If you’ve been following my blog you would know that due to our son’s health issues, we’ve seen… Read more »

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Exclusive interview with Lah-Lah and a giveaway!

Last month, in my children’s eyes, I became the best mum in the world. Why? Because I bought them tickets to watch Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band in concert. Who are the Lah-Lahs? If you’re thinking this, you clearly don’t watch enough ABC2! The Lah-Lahs are Australia’s premier band for children. They sing fun songs with great messages…. Read more »

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What happens when you’re ill, but so are your children?

So you have a cold. What does your doctor say? Stay at home. Get some rest. What a joke. Did he notice the two sick children you have with you? This was my dilemma last week. Both my children and I were struck down with colds at the same time. My husband, he had a milder… Read more »

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The only two questions you need to ask at a Parent Teacher Interview

It’s been noticed that I haven’t really written anything education related for a while. So with many parents about to have parent-teacher interviews soon, I thought now was an about time to write something.  Tis the season for parent-teacher interviews! They’re often conducted anywhere from pre-school to year 12, and while I’m sure there will be… Read more »

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Mother’s Day Fail

When my husband and I started dating, he had delusions that he was romantic. He is not romantic. He’s thoughtful. What’s the difference? Mother’s day for a start. A romantic husband would’ve organised a celebration, perhaps breakfast in bed, a bunch of flowers, a card and gift, maybe even an outing somewhere. What did my… Read more »

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Our budget painting – Tara Dennis eat your heart out!

So lately I’ve been feeling that silly sort of guilt that mothers seem to feel in abundance. Surgery this week meant that I wasn’t supposed to cook, amongst other things, so my children had more than their fair share of McDonalds take away. The washing wouldn’t have been done, except that my mother came to help… Read more »