Category Archives: PARENTING

Embarrassing the teenagers

Okay, so maybe waving the bra around the kitchen was a little over the top. But carrying an umbrella? Each day I manage to unwittingly contribute an action or a comment which triggers my teen’s latest and favourite mantra. “Don’t … Continue reading

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How about a look before you leap!

Keep To The Left Please. Mind Your Step, Keep To The Left. While Manly Council is considering erecting signs along our beachfront asking people to stick to the right side of their path, or should that be the left, it’s … Continue reading

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The Tween Becomes A Teen

Today I became the proud owner of a brand new teenager. Yep, my baby, turned toddler, turned tweenie, turned tween, has evolved through some sort of miracle into a teen. Yay! Great! Now what do I do? Yes, yes, I’ve … Continue reading

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Skyscraper heels heading for a topple

IT began with the skyscraper heels. You know the ones. They make stilettos look like boring bungalows, towering skyscraper-like above all others, ungainly and powerful. The ones more akin to a small pair of stilts than any sort of sensible … Continue reading

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Cereal police have no place in the home

Aaaah, so it’s that damn monkey’s fault. You know the one I mean? That cheeky little primate who has swung around the packs of Coco¬†Pops for nearly half a century screeching “Just like a chocolate milkshake only crunchy!” Apparently he’s … Continue reading

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Badly behaved kids are never cute!

Newsflash! Not all people think your children are as cute and as adorable as you do. I know this is going to come as a shock, but some people think your children are a pain in the neck. And you … Continue reading

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Parents! Take control.

Here’s an idea. Let’s not let our children play outside. Let’s not let them ride their bikes, their scooters, and heaven forbid, their skateboards. Don’t let them them climb trees, nor run in the playground, it’s all too dangerous. Oh, … Continue reading

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