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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