Taming my inner bitch-mum

Buttercup and the pianoI wish I could say I’d come from a long line of fascinating women. I actually do say it, but I wish it were true. Instead, I actually come from a long line of mothers who fight with their daughters. And when I say long line, I actually mean it started with my mother and me and is at risk of continuing to my daughter and me. Yes, you spotted the common factor there, didn’t you? Me. Yeah, I spotted that too.

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Review: Itsy Bitsy Bears biscuits

Itsy Bitsy BearsI’ve written a lot lately about giving healthier food to my children and it’s a primary focus for me at the moment (as I type, I have wholemeal muffins in the oven for school lunches this week). I try to make as much as I can from scratch for them, limiting processed and packaged foods where I can. It’s not always possible, of course, and on those weeks when I don’t have time to bake, what can they have?

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Freebie Friday! The Gutsy Challenge with Aussie Farmers Direct

Aussie Farmers DirectThe Gutsy Challenge is a health and education initiative from the GI Cancer Institute designed to get kids eating at least 2 fruit and 4 veg every day for a week, to help reverse rising incidences of gastrointestinal cancer. And you could win an Aussie Farmers Direct box of fruit and veg valued at $26, just by entering a really simple competition! Too easy …

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Smartphone connectivity: Whose rights? And who’s right?

Manners of mobile phonesI have an iPhone that is virtually growing out of my hand, such is my level of connectivity.  I’m contactable by email, text, Twitter, Facebook and of course, by an old fashioned phone call, 24-7. I like that level of connectivity. Not everyone does. I get annoyed when I call someone and they don’t pick up. Or I text and don’t get a swift response. But everyone has the right to be as connected or disconnected as they like. Except…

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Being blocked by @HelenRazer is a badge of honour – and ironic

Stressed out tweeter!Today I got into the weirdest Twitter conversation. And I mean seriously weird. And it ended up with me being blocked by Helen Razor. Which is ironic because I had stopped following her a couple of months ago because I found her to be … not my cup of tea. I’ve never been blocked before. It was highly amusing. So I thought I’d publish the transcript.

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The X Files – Mulder and Scully together! In real life!

The X Files nerd alert!This tiny little piece tucked away on very bottom of The Courier-Mail website caught my eye: X-Files together? The truth is out there. What could that mean? I’ve got a fairly high level of X-Files obsession in my past, so even if it was linkbait, I was prepared to give away my click for the possibility of new information. After all, imagine if they were filming a new movie?! Woweee!! (Sorry, did I just say that out loud?)

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