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Tips for back to work mums

I’ve just made it through my first two months at work and probably my first desk job in about five years. Going back to work is a real eye opener for you and for the family.  There’s stress, and tears, smiles and pizza on a Tuesday, BBQ chicken on Thursday when you’ve had enough.  The baby […]

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Mother’s shouldn’t bury their sons

Yesterday a good friend had to bury her brother. Worse still her mother buried her son. A mother buried her son. As a mother now myself, writing that sends chills down my spine. I can not even begin to imagine what that feels like. We’ve heard the line before. No parent should ever have to […]

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6 tech tools for parents

The Library Elf website is telling me we have books due back in three days.  I’ll go and find those.  Right after I read the newsletter on School eNews app, order the school photos online, get the bookclub from scholastic website, order the entertainment guide ebook, book a last minute childcare place with Kindy Now and bpay the school fees. […]

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5 things you might have missed last week #6

Every week there are millions of pieces of new information shared on line and in print, here are 5 things you might have missed last week. Wolfpack, a movie/documentary about seven kids raised and home schooled in a New York city apartment they barely left  was on in the Sydney Film Festival and will run again this weekend.  The […]

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The cheshire grin and the great big win

This week, there was a little girl with a cheshire grin, who sat by the pool ready to get in. Not a tear could be seen as she sat with her team, ready to swim and eager to get in. There would be nothing unusual (apart from the slightly naff rhyming) about this if it weren’t for the fact […]

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5 things the start of big school will teach you

I knew that big school would teach my kindergarten kid a lot, but I wasn’t prepared for the five things the start of big school would teach me. This year I became the mother of a kindergarten (Qlders read prep) kid at big school and my littlest went back to preschool.  I’ve been describing it as traumatic but as […]

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Why I’m passionate about reading

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics I’m one of only 50% of adult australians who does or can read more than a basic form. I think that’s scary and more than a little bit sad. Australia, the lucky country, where education is in abundance and free from Kindergarten to high school, has 50% of adults who […]

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