Monthly Archives: August 2011

Embarrassing parents getting silly.

The other day I was goofing around when I tripped. The tween, who was in the same room at the time, gave me a look. I knew that look well. It was the same one her father used to give … Continue reading

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Maddie Pulver just gets on with it

This month in a world where teenage thugs ruled the streets of London, a lawless 15-year-old led police on yet another car chase through Sydney and a young gang bashed an elderly man in a quiet country town, isn’t Madeline … Continue reading

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Cat’s rule. C’est la vie!

Princess Ashlee is appalled. As an exotic short-haired feline, her snubby little nose is out of joint because of the recent revelation that dogs rule in Australia, not cats. “Ow can that be? C’est umposseeble!” This is where you have … Continue reading

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Pocket money dilemmas

As the tween hurtles towards her teenage years, there are a few things I will have to take for granted. Mood swings, temper tantrums, arguments and bickering about money. That covers me, now let’s talk about her. In particular, about … Continue reading

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Riding Into Trouble

Let’s give a huge yay for our Tour De France champion, Cadel Evans! What a magnificent athlete, a truly amazing sportsman, and yes, dare I say, a national treasure. Evans has proved himself a fabulous role model for our children … Continue reading

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