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Inappropriate thoughts to have in medical situations

1. You could at least warm your hands up… 2. Is there really any point to putting a towel over my chest when you’ve already felt both my boobs? 3. Is it wrong to be excited that being admitted to hospital means I have an entire day where I won’t have to do a single… Read more »

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A breast cancer scare update

Firstly, thank you for all the sweet emails that you’ve sent, telling me that you’re thinking of me and asking about what’s happening. I’ve been avoiding it all because I have a tendency to freak out. So instead I’ve been really mature and just not thought about it, pretending it didn’t exist. But on Monday… Read more »

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The week I realised I was ‘old’

It all started a few months ago. I was chatting to a 24year old and she innocently asked how old I was. I froze. It occurred to me that when I was 24, anything over 30 just sounded old. Yet there I was, the ripe old age of 36. (Actually if we are being honest,… Read more »

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Who knew? I’m a radio star!

Ok, let’s get one thing straight, I love being a parent… But there are certain things that I miss, now I’m a parent. Going to the toilet BY MYSELF would be high on my list, so would be being able to finish my cup of tea while it’s still hot. Another big one is being… Read more »

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One of those days… (read if you need a laugh)

Let’s face it, as much as we try to look like we’ve got it together, there are always those days which bring us back to reality. Yesterday was one of those days for me. It all started at 1am when my son decided he wouldn’t sleep for more than two hours in a row and… Read more »

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Do your friends have time for you?

I think, as adults, we have unknowingly bought into a modern fairytale version of friendships. We fondly remember Sex and the City and yearn for the kind of friendship that Carrie and her friends shared… Or maybe you’re a little more up with the times and watch shows like Revenge and love the unconditional friendship… Read more »

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When did you notice the lump in your breast?

When did you notice the lump? A question I didn’t really have an answer for. After all, I’m not in the habit of feeling myself up… I mean seriously, who sits around feeling their own breasts?? But yet, that is probably something we should do a little more often. Otherwise you might end up like me,… Read more »

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Date Night at the Circus – Circa Beyond!

It’s been a long time since my husband and I last had a date night. So when the circus came to town – we couldn’t resist the opportunity to grab a night to ourselves. But this isn’t any ordinary circus. This is Circa! Think circus feats mixed with vaudeville and burlesque, and you are starting to understand… Read more »

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Re-inventing Homework: For Parents and Teachers

School has gone back… and so the homework battle begins. But this is not your typical homework post. I am not going to argue the merits for and against homework. Instead I’m going to shift the discussion. Early on in my teaching career, I cottoned on to a good thing. I set videos as homework. After… Read more »

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Chores & Children: The what, how and why.

A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend and the topic of chores came up. She wanted to know if my children did chores. Keep in mind, my son is 18months and my daughter has just turned 3. I replied, “Of course.” See, I hadn’t ever thought that children wouldn’t do chores. When I… Read more »