Monthly Archives: August 2012

Relax, Fun Police!

This was supposed to be yesterdays post, but my husband gave me a good reason to rant yesterday, so here it is today, a little late but hopefully still relevant. *** So, the fun police are at it again. It … Continue reading

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A Lesson for Men

Is there anything more demoralising than the question, from husband to wife: “So, what did you do all day?” It’s a slap in the face for a stay at home Mum. Yes, it actually stings. Last night I was sitting … Continue reading

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Just a Mum

On my first day of school, at the age of 5, I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. The other kids all wanted to be Firemen, or Police Officers or Nurses and Doctors. I decided … Continue reading

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I Hate You Mum!

*Sigh* I’m certainly not the first or the last Mother whose heart has been broken by a child who demands “I want a new Mummy!” or who declares indignantly “I hate you Mum!”   In my 33 years I have never … Continue reading

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I Am the Rule Maker

If you’re a parent chances are you have experienced some helpful friend or relative undermining your parental authority. I’ve seen it many many times. Deflector went on a school camp earlier this year and wanted spending money. I told him … Continue reading

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The Game of Parenting

Parenting is a game. You can’t parent all children the same way. Something that works for one will not work at all for the other. You have to learn how to play the game for each and every child you … Continue reading

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Quality Management

We had our Re-certification of ISO9001 Quality Management Audit at work yesterday. We passed. Now I can exhale. It got me thinking how efficiently my household would run if we had established Quality Systems in place at home. A series … Continue reading

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