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Shaizer

Interesting parenting moment this morning. I reversed out of a friend’s driveway and a car tore around the corner, at far more than the 40km/hr speed limit. I braked hard and said: Sh*t a f*cking brick. Then I parked and looked … Continue reading

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Mamamia – when my 6-year-old used the C-word

Here is my latest one for MM: http://www.mamamia.com.au/lifestyle/how-to-stop-your-kids-from-swearing/ ARTICLE Yesterday as I was parking the car, my 6-year-old (Tercero) happily informed me that he had learnt a new word. Now Tercero loves new words. At family gatherings his party trick … Continue reading

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7 ways being a teenager has changed in the last 20 years

This post is an old (sponsored) one I did for Mamamia.com.au but at the time, I forgot to put it onto my blog (I was in the throes of re-writing my novel – the throes are over but the waiting … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Conundrums (Mamamia!)

Hi guys, Here is my latest for Mamamia. Today was a big day – my third one’s first day at school. And now I’m back to writing as school holidays are officially over. You know where to find me. http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/is-your-child-ready-for-school/Continue reading

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Me Time

Hi guys, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Here is one I wrote recently for Mamamia about Me Time: http://www.mamamia.com.au/health-wellbeing/moccona-what-to-do-for-me-time/ My sister-in-law recently invited me to a girl’s weekend in Melbourne. “Come on,” she said, “When was the last … Continue reading

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In vaccination veritas

Hiya, This was my first sponsored blog post for Mamamia – it is about vaccinations and the things we do to get through them: http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/in-vaccination-veritas/ xx and best wishes for the season, Shanks

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Physical activity in the age of the ipad

Hi guys, I wrote this for Mamamia as a sponsored blog post for Springfree Trampolines. I hope you like it (and have a great day tomorrow). x: http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/fun-ways-keep-kids-outdoors-springfree/ Fun ways to keep your kids fit (and outdoors) without them even … Continue reading

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