Category Archives: LET’S DISCUSS

One plus one does not equal two

The teen had NAPLAN this week. She’s in Year 9 and spent three days of her life stuffed into a classroom answering questions that have little relevance to her daily life, or her future in fact. You see the teen … Continue reading

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No side order of brat please

Hallelujah! Restaurants are finally taking charge and taking badly behaved kids off their menus. And it’s about time. Some venues are going a step further and banning children altogether. More power to them. You see, not everyone agrees children should … Continue reading

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First-date sex no substitute for love

Having sex after one or two dates is okay apparently. Good luck with trying to explain that to your hormonally charged teenage daughter surrounded by boys too cute to ignore. According to a panel on Channel Ten’s A Can of Worms, first-date … Continue reading

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Relief Not Shared In Squat Toilets

  Ok, so maybe there were a few things about the marvelous spirit of adventure I was recapturing last week that I’d forgotten. Squat toilets would be one of them. Although I remembered well the offensives on the nostrils and … Continue reading

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Gays should marry

I grew up in Wahroonga on the upper North Shore in Sydney. Nothing much happened in Wahroonga. Divorce was rare, abuse not seen, nor talked about and drugs and alcohol were other people’s problems occurring over the bridge or on … Continue reading

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Runaway mum

I ran away from home last weekend. Yep, I threw a massive tanty and walked out. It’s not the first time I’ve run away. I fled a couple of years ago and spent half an hour listening to the radio … Continue reading

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Roughing it Gen Z style

She didn’t even make it to the car before her dramatic revelation was blurted out. “Mum, we had to poo and pee in the bush!” Indeed. And how did that work for you darling? I’d just picked madam up from … Continue reading

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