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Christmas Is The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Christmas is my FAVOURITE time of year. My tree has been up for nearly a full month and I’ve had presents tucked away even before the tree went up. And if I’m TOTALLY honest I sing Christmas Carols year round. Don’t hate…

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Children Articles

Homework: How much is too much or too soon?

I hate homework. I hate homework more as a parent than I did as a student (and trust me, I wasn’t a fan of it then either). I’d even say I hate homework more than my children do now. HATE it. Yet, I still attempt to enforce it at home.

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Children Articles

Confession: I Think I Have A Favourite Child

The Favourite Child Apparently most parents have a favourite child. We just don’t admit to it. It’s the darkest of all our secrets – the kind of information we should take to our graves. Whenever anyone brings up whether or not we have a favourite child we should respond with…

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Family

Greyhound adoption – Story of The Sad and Lonely Greyhound

My mum adopted a greyhound named Jodie a few months ago. Something that I was a little nervous about - not knowing anything about greyhounds. I had imagined they were aggressive and dangerous to have around children. I had no idea how gentle and sweet greyhounds are.

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Family

Christmas Day Away From Extended Family

If I could do anything for Christmas this year (or every year for that matter) it would be load the family up on a plane and fly to the Gold Coast to spend the holidays with my Grandma, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. But unfortunately four return flights at that time…

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Family

Finding The Best Pet For Our Family

We are currently looking for the best pet for our family. I’ve wanted a pet for the kids for several years. I grew up with pets. I’ve had practically every kind of pet. Dogs, cats, birds, fish, rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, chickens, a lizard and even a couple of…

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Recipes

Easy Toum: The Not-So-Traditional Recipe

Easy Toum The Not-So-Traditional Recipe I was introduced to Toum by my partner’s family. My mother in law makes toum regularly and they consume it in much the same way that my family would use tomato sauce – it’s used on meat, vegetables, sandwiches, as a dip, on chips, etc.…

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Census and Religion – Just Mark The Right Box

The Census is tomorrow and there’s been a few signs around explaining to people that if you are not religious anymore than you should mark the “No Religion” box on the census to provide the most accurate information.

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Lifestyle

Keeping My Love Bank In Credit

I really like the idea of a Love Bank. Basically people have an “account” with you, and they can make deposits and withdrawals - if someone invests a lot of time and love into your relationship with them, then there’s a long line of credit for them to withdraw from.

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Family

How To Support Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is natural and had kept the human race going since the beginning to time, but that's not to say that it's easy and something we all just pick up easily the first time we do it. It's a skill that both mother and baby have to learn.

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Lifestyle

Best Family Friendly Mornington Peninsula Wineries

Working as a first class flight attendant I am always very proud when we serve wine from my home region of the Mornington Peninsula. I am very patriotic of my home and love telling my passengers from all over the world how beautiful ‘the Peninsula’ is, with National Geographic naming…

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Family

Parents – You’re Doing Great

To all the parents out there, You're doing great! It does not matter how you came to be parents, all that matters is that you are.

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Lifestyle

Visiting The Melbourne Zoo

This week we took the children to the Royal Melbourne Zoo for a glorious family outing. We’ve been to the Zoo a couple of times before, but we always have a great time and there’s always something new to see and experience.

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Family

Christmas trees for toddlers

With my youngest it apparently has some kind of calling beacon telling him to just touch it. When he started wanting to touch things on the tree the play pen was erected and it kept our tree safe for a year.

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Family

Inviting Parents To A Child-free Wedding

This topic is almost as divisive as breastfeeding vs bottle feeding, cloth vs disposables and cosleeping vs cot-in-another-room-from-birth, all rolled into one. Is it okay to invite parents to a child-free wedding?

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No Valid Argument Against Marriage Equality

This is something I’ve thought about writing for a while and the main reason I haven’t is it feels like it is so incredibly obvious that it really should go without saying. BUT here goes. I’ll say it. There is absolutely no valid argument against marriage equality.

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Product Reviews

Dyson DC65 “Animal” Product Review

Today we bought a new vacuum cleaner! It's a Dyson DC65 "The Animal". I’m so excited! I flipping love it. It’s amazing. I know, it’s just a vacuum cleaner, it should have the family so buzzed, but I keep walking around the house exclaiming “The carpet is so CLEAN!”

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Children Articles

The Special One

Grand slam tennis champion, Andy Murray’s mum tweeted a photo of him with the description “ The Special One with My Special One.” Which is lovely but her other son, Jamie Murray, who is also a tennis player, was the first to respond to tweet.

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Recipes

The Great Cake Debate

This post is going to be a “Here’s one I prepared Earlier” because I know if I read it I’d want to see a picture of the cake in question - and the cake will not be presented until Sunday, so basically I’m speaking to you from the past. Weird.…

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Baby Articles

I think I’m Done Having Babies

I’m always jealous when someone says with absolute certainty that they are completely done having babies, that they know with all that they are that their family is complete and they have no deeply buried yearning to do it all over again, to be pregnant, to give birth, to hold…

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Pregnancy Articles

Still A Person

Okay, I'm just going to say to - I hate being pregnant. It has nothing to do with the tiny baby about to be brought into the world, that part I love. The journey to getting him here, that part sucks! Basically, everyone has an opinion and will voice it,…

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Family Finance

When To Start A Family

How are you doing financially? Well it isn’t cheap to have kids, no -sir! There are so many costs associated with having children it would be near impossible to plan and prepare for scenarios and circumstances.

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