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parenting

3D – Prohibited for Children under 5

We hung onto our little retro box TV for longer than most but this week we upgraded.  We went from one extreme to the other, now the proud owners of a 42″ LG 3D TV. The TV also has a cool function which converts 2D viewing to 3D, great novelty in that. I had read a few articles which mentioned ... Read More »

Late Motherhood

I guess it’s easier to keep up with thoughts typing but there’s something special about pen and paper.  The 2 poems below are for the poetry competition which I reblogged earlier this month, they had to contain the words dusk and / or dawn.  I’m not sure which is better so submitted both.  I struggled with this challenge for days ... Read More »

Jelly Oranges

I love tradition and keeping family traditions going.  Yesterday was my  son’s 5th birthday, one thing which I did for his party was Jelly oranges.  My Croatian Grandmother Ursula (who I was named after) made these for her 7 children, and my Mum made them for every party which she gave me as a child.  Kids love them, they are ... Read More »

Working Mum vs Stay at home Mum

One word which I would use to describe myself is independent.  I was a single mother from 1992 when my eldest son was 1 year old until I re-married in 2005.  Times were often tough but I raised my children without a husband.  I was a responsible employee and I owned my own home.  I took pride in fending for ... Read More »

Fjord’s Allergies and what I wish we had known

When our son Fjord was 7 months old we first discovered that he had some allergies.  On the first occasion I gave him a teeny taste of strawberry yogurt, immediately his face was covered in hives.  The initial question was ‘Is it the strawberry or the milk in the yogurt’? Soon after that we had a mystery reaction, he had ... Read More »

Breastfeeding what’s the hooha?

Recently the cover of Time magazine got a whole lot of peoples knickers in a twist.  Why does the image of a mother feeding her child fuel such revulsion, such judgement and fury? I hate to burst any ones bubble but titties are mammary glands. If you read the scientific bumph we fall under the class of mammals, feeding their young ... Read More »

My Cleft Lip (Harelip)

There are no early baby photos of me, I guess my Mum did not want to remember what I looked like when I was born and knowing her she would not want me to see them.  I would like to have seen one, it would make for more extreme before and after pics than when I won a makeover at ... Read More »