I HAVE been blogging for about six years now and lately I’ve been thinking about why I blog. This self-examination is something most bloggers seem to go through. After some navel gazing, I’ve decided to make a change to the way I blog. Continue reading
I’M working on a project at the moment that started out (some six months ago) as a happy, joyous project and something I hoped would be a family-building project. Recent events have turned this project into a heartbreaking race against the clock and I’m terrified I won’t get it done in time…
SPONSORED POST: Gluten-free products aren’t only for the wheat intolerant consumers among us. I know a growing number of people who have no dietary issues and are are enjoying these products. Partly this is due to GF products becoming more available and partly because they are getting even tastier! Introducing Kez’s Free range of GF biscuits from Kez’s Kitchen.
A CANCER diagnosis can flatten a whole family, especially when it’s mum who is sick. Mums do so much that when something goes seriously wrong, the wheels can fall off for a while. If you’re lucky, you have a close-knit community around you and extended family who will be able to support you with getting kids to school, lunches made, household chores done. But not everyone does, or often family and friends can only do so much, and that’s when Mummy’s Wish steps in to the breach.
GIVEAWAY: Healthy Bones Australia is a public health program designed to teach people about how to maintain good bone health. It is an initiative of Osteoporosis Australia and is being supported by Milo, with a Halloween promotion. I really like the PR match here – bone health and Halloween (skeletons). I think it’s cute! So I’m supporting their initiative. And giving away a Halloween pack!
MOTIVATING a small child to complete a sequence of events such as the jobs to get ready for school – eat breakfast, brush teeth, get dressed, brush hair, get school bag ready – can be difficult. I’ve found a tool that helps with that quest.
MyChart.com.au is a god-send for kids who just need a nudge to get organised. Continue reading
WHO doesn’t love a freebie? I certainly love a freebie. In these cash-strapped times, getting something for nothing is a little mini jackpot, or little Lotto win, and there’s nobody who doesn’t want a Lotto win, right? But are we in danger of taking our love of the freebie too far? Is there such a thing as an unethical freebie? Continue reading
SPONSORED POST: About a year ago I went through a stage where I was making my own pizza bases. I meant to blog about it, but I didn’t get around to it. The liberating freedom of being able to make my own pizza bases was thrilling. It was so easy!! And it was a simple matter of…
GUEST BLOG: I know a lovely blogger who works in an area of the government that makes it impossible for them to post this on their own site. I am posting it for them here. This person has insights and coalface experience relevant to the new powers the Queensland government has handed to school principals.
Today I had my own Lenore Skenazy moment. Who’s Lenore Skenazy? Lenore Skenazy is the mum who left her nine-year-old in Bloomingdale’s (deliberately) to find his own way home to Brooklyn on the subway and bus. Now, I didn’t leave my kids (ages 8, 7 and 5) in the Queen Street Mall, but I sent them off to walk a circuitous route, unaccompanied, on an errand. Am I a terrible mother? Let’s discuss. Continue reading