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Being a superhero for a day

One of my favourite parts of Father’s Day is the kids shirts that the department stores bring out each year.  Yes, I admit I am one of *those* parents who buys cutesy shirts with cutesy phrases about how awesome Dad or Mum is.  Mr 7 has 3 or 4 of them at the moment.  Although as he has gotten older they have moved away from from cutesy phrases and into the superheroes. read more

Zombies, Drop Bears and other Aussie Adventures

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Over the last 6 or so months I have started reading novels to Mr 7.  A few years ago I started reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to him, but he just didn’t have the staying power to concentrate on a story with minimal pictures.  He’s at the perfect age now though and we’ve started enjoying a great range of books. read more

It’s OK if you don’t miss your child

I don't miss my child

I have a controversial confession to make, I don’t always miss my son when I am not spending time with him.  For a long time I felt guilty about it because I thought that it proved that I didn’t have a bond with my son.  It sounds strange when I write it down, I’m feeling guilty about not feeling guilty.When I organise to have child free time I do it with people who I trust.  I know that he is safe when I am not with him and that the people he is spending time with care about his well being.  I wouldn’t leave him if they didn’t.  So it suddenly occurred to me a couple of years ago, that I didn’t need to feel guilty when he was spending time with other people. read more