Category Archives: PARENTING

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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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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Facing off on Facebook

I’M the first to admit I’m old school, a tad politically incorrect and maybe a little out of touch with technology. My daughter is convinced I roamed the Earth with a stegosaurus by my side, an image inspired by a song about a stegosaurus she … Continue reading

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Tween shopping nightmare

I could tell straight away by the smug tone of my daughter’s voice that she was going to tell me something I wasn’t going to like. The tween had been staying a few nights at grandpa’s place during the holidays … Continue reading

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Sundays – no longer fun days

I had a huge wake-up call on the weekend. Literally. As I struggled for space in my bed, it finally hit home how radically my life had changed.I was struggling for space because my bed was crammed full of arms, … Continue reading

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