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The perks of being a wallflower

Hooray for receiving books as Christmas presents! Between Alana, Josh and I, quite a few new books have made their way into our house over Christmas. Alana and I enjoy … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Today I’m feeling…

Being Mum to a boy has its own special challenges. I’ve never been a boy myself. I don’t know how it feels to be in a boy’s body. I don’t … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 2 Comments


What are the clues that alert you when things are out of control in your life? I have been writing lately about feeling overwhelmed. About having too many competing priorities. … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

My virtual photo album

How much is too much information in the world of social media? Like many others around me, I’ve been guilty of over sharing at times. Why? What possesses me to … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Tricky parenting dilemma #2 The Easter Show

Do you remember how old you were the first time you were allowed to go to The Easter Show without your parents? For non-Australian readers, substitute “The State Fair” for … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Murder, mayhem, and teenage birthday parties

Today I helped to transform my naturally gorgeous daughter Alana into “Miss Tina Texas” for a birthday party. Remember How to Host a Murder parties? The party that Alana is … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tricky parenting dilemma #1 The Hunger Games

What’s your take on the suitability of The Hunger Games movie for children? My 11-year-old son, Josh, received the book trilogy for Christmas at my suggestion. I’d heard about the … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 2 Comments
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