Not a yummy mummy
On ya bike...
It’s mid-January – tennis and cricket on the tellie, we parents reluctantly on the return to work, and print media ads reminding children that back-to-school looms large. And I don’t know about you but the ATM in my wallet has closed due to insufficient funds...and there’s still 2 weeks left of the summer holidays.
School holiday restlessness is likely to set in about this time in January - along with an outbreak of sibling bickering...more
posted Tuesday, 20th January, 2010
Where's my pussy?
You know when new babies are born and you give them a present – usually something soft and cuddly? Sometimes what seems like a great gift idea at the time can come back to bite everyone concerned on the rear end!
Take Miss J.
Five years ago she was given a wonderfully soft plushy toy – all pink and white. It looked like a rabbit – it was promptly dubbed ‘pussy’. Pussy took pride of place as the settling toy she had to have. Best parenting advice recommends this as normal behaviour but there’s a peculiar paradox surrounding toys of the ‘blanki’ nature. The more important they are in the scheme of things, the more often they‘re left behind, are lost, go missing.. . . more
posted Tuesday, 1st December 2009.
Santa's on speed dial
Coffee time here in the office of Australian Family follows a predictable path – anyone with money left in their purse after the kids have been at it goes on the coffee run. Then, as you do when you work in the parenting field, the conversation turns to what said-kids are up to.
And there’s no more fruitful topic to vent upon (if you’ll pardon the pun) than that of the battle waged every day in homes around the nation, the one that puts the war on terror into place; the mother of all wars – the Nutrition Wars! The stratagems and dirty tricks that sneaky parents stoop to are many and varied, in an all-out guerrilla effort to insinuate green food into the menu. . . more
Posted Tuesday, 27th October 2009