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Why I've unplugged the game consoles and it's STAYING that way.

To the untrained eye, a games console such as the Wii or Playstation is a fun pastime to keep the children happy and occupied.

To the more initiated though, they’re a torture device with some kind of mind warping facility that can render the most placid of children into rabid, foul mouthed demon monsters. 399 more words

We have tubes people!

In short, our tiny nugget hit the qualification list to get ear tubes. She has had 4 ear infections in 6 months. The thing that has been bothering me is the amount of antibiotics in her system in a such short periods of time. 632 more words

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Mature Cheddar & Black Pepper Savoury Thins

These are so buttery and rich; perfect with chunks of cheese and a salad platter, or lovely just as they are.



Jillian Michaels Shares Her Secret to Mom Sanity (Hint: No Kids Allowed!)

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Staying sane isn’t easy for any mother, but fitness expert Jillian Michaels says she’s found a technique that allows her at least some… 312 more words



Waiting for my drink at Starbucks, a woman and her young, exasperated-and-annoyed looking child stand next to me. And immediately, all I hear is whining. “It smells in here, my drink doesn’t taste good, I need more napkins, it’s too cold in here, what is TAKING so long?” And I’m just staring at the mom with my head in my hands. 45 more words


Election fever

Almost that time again. The press is full of a mix of vaguely true political articles and absolute propaganda. Houses, gardens and fields are festooned with brightly coloured signs and posters. 226 more words