Creative Non-Fiction Category

The Story of A Parenting Win and A Happy Dance

Last week we went on a road trip to Florida (you can find posts on that here if you’re interested) and it was wonderful.  But along the way, we acquired a flat tyre on my car.  So yesterday I called the lovely serviceman to come and change my tyre over for the spare (I have an […]

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A Blog All Parents Should Read

Today I came across this blog.  It is both a collection of letters/notes from adult women to their teenage selves (or to teenage women generally), and a place where teens can seek answers to questions (either by asking directly, or by reading the many stories already posted).

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It’s quiet… too quiet….

  The CEO has taken Godzilla and the TeenWolf camping today. They’ve kitted themselves out with cots, pillows, sleeping bags, daypacks, food and the ubiquitous (at least in our house) camouflage light (don’t get excited, it’s just a camping lantern with camo designs on it). Meanwhile, Pinky and the Brain are in their respective corners… […]

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Fathers I have known…

So, it’s Fathers Day in the US and the blogosphere is inundated with posts about fathers and how awesome they are.  It makes my heart truly glad to see such a celebration of fatherhood. Fathers Day is always a difficult day for me.  My father passed away 17 years ago.  I miss him every day.  Time does […]

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Mates and Brothers

It’s Summer holidays and the TeenWolf had a mate over today (that’s a buddy, or a friend for those of you who aren’t Australian).  Naturally, that meant a bit of dominance display and chest beating from Godzilla.  While the two younger boys wandered around doing their own thing, Godzilla hovered on the edges.  Of course, […]

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Summer and a Long Awaited Visitor

Yippee for the Summer holidays.  Bring on the sunny days, the joys of the pool, cold drinks, a slower pace of life, and my sister all the way from Australia. Let the pool-time shenanigans begin!

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The time has come to speak of … academic reports

School has closed for Summer and our first full academic year in the US has drawn to a close.  It’s that time of year again, when the parents of your kids’ friends come out of the woodwork, brandishing reports in hand, and wanting to do a comparison. A little background first.  I come from a […]

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The Game’s Afoot

In case it wasn’t immediately obvious, we’re kinda nerds in our house.  Dr Who and Sherlock are big, and not just on the TV either.  Godzilla has read all the Sherlock Holmes mysteries (several times over), and the episodes, story lines and actors are often topics of conversation.  I’m definitely not averse to discussing David […]

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The Mystery Prize

The last few days have been hectic.  We’re fence-sitting with schools. Unhappy with the enormous changes at the current school, we’ve decided to keep our options open, which means applying to other schools.  The CEO loves the school we’re looking at.  I’m nervous.  It’s much more intense and I’ve got all kinds of concerns about the […]

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Full time mothering and a small rant

So, today in the newsfeed on one of the many social media sites I traverse was a meme that went something like “being a full time mother is the highest paid job in the world, because the payment is pure love”. It was posted for International Women’s Day (Saturday March 8th in case you’re wondering). […]

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