Middle child DJ went ice skating for the first time on Sunday. Ice skating. On really slippery, really hard ice. With blades strapped to his feet. Can you hear my heart palpitations as I type? This post is really about how I underestimate my children. And how I am prone to wrapping them in cotton wool and how bad that is. And why it’s bad. And it’s about ice skating.
Last week I wrote about Belvita Breakfast biscuits being sent to me to trial and arriving crushed to smithereens. It was a post designed to be funny. In a classy move, the publicist responsible had three new boxes hand delivered – with a box of Roses chocolates! I think it was a nice gesture not to write off the review of one little blogger that, in the scheme of things, wouldn’t amount to a hill o’ beans. So thank-you lovely publicist (you know who you are), and here’s my review on Belvita Breakfast biscuits:
Remember when hair was big and shoulderpads even bigger? Remember when the whole country, nay, the whole western world wondered who shot JR? Or if Sam and Diane would patch up their relationship (Cheers)? Or if Hannibal, Murdock, B.A. Baracus and Faceman would ever prove their innocence? As it so happens, today marks 32 years since the world pondered who shot JR. So, in honour of awesome ’80s television here are my top 10 TV themes of all time. Did I get it right? What would you put in the number one spot?
So, in an odd coincidence, this week religion, and of course, atheism reared their controversial heads again. I learned this week that my children’s school has overlooked my wishes for my children to be excluded from religion classes and has in fact had my son attending religious
education indoctrination classes!
A wonderful piece in The Australian Magazine this weekend, Raising Sasha, brought up some interesting points about gender stereotyping. A couple in Britain, and another in Canada, have tried the ultimate gender bias experiment – hiding the gender of their baby. But while their intentions were pure, were they condemning their child to a life of not fitting in, of being a little odd? When you deny a developing personality part of its identity – its gender – are you stunting part of its growth? Or liberating it to cross boundaries and explore all avenues?
Bloggers get sent tons of stuff. Some it’s good, nay, GREAT (such as the Philips AirFyer and Philips electric toothbrushes) and some of it is smaller, but still good stuff. Sometimes, however, you wonder what the PR officer was thinking when they sent it off. Like today’s sample of BelVita Breakfast biscuits…
Hubby’s been on a week’s leave and we’ve been living like a ‘normal’ family – a husband home in the evenings to help with the dinner-bath-bed routine before settling down for an evening in front of the box. Except that the mindless box watching bit hasn’t been smooth sailing. Why?
Mothers groups are a wonderful thing to be part of, especially for this generation of mums (Gen X) who have relocated away from family. They are based on the principal a problem shared is a problem halved. And, two heads are better than one. But are they all the unqualified support structure they’re designed to be, or is there a sinister side to these ‘matriarchal gangs’? Continue reading
When he was looking for surfboards on eBay and kept getting random things in his search results, such as security cameras and skateboards, Cameron Dart wished for a site limited to *only* what he was looking for, a specialist site, if you will. Two years later he and a mate created MyKidsStuff.com.au a website that trades only, well, kids’ stuff.
Announcing the winners of the THREE Bakers Delight vouchers, valued at $10 each. Sorry I’m so late, people – no excuse, have just been slack! Thanks again to the wonderful people at Bakers Delight. So, let’s get down to business. The three lucky newsletter subscribers who will be eating fresh, delicious and healthy bread from Bakers Delight are…