10 Types of Preschoolers

With the new school year in September, there are a lot of toddlers who, like my littlest child, will be following their bigger siblings and starting playschool or daycare. Its now been three years since my first son started at […]

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I’m a Mum who … never thought she’d become one

The week that I turned 30, two things happened that changed my life forever: the first was learning that my mum’s cancer was terminal and she had perhaps six months to live. The second thing was being told by my […]

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The Best Thing a Teacher Ever Did For Me

With the end of  summer and the beginning of the new the school year, I’ve been reading a lot about teachers and students. There are so many stories of wonderful, dedicated, caring teachers who encourage, stimulate, and support students in […]

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The Run-In: Losing friendships and living through it

I saw them sitting there as soon as I walked into the restaurant. I thought briefly about turning around and walking out, but a sudden change of plan late on a Saturday evening would have been difficult. So I smiled […]

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Being a Mom without a Mom

I’m a bit ashamed to admit I threw a little pity party for myself in the car the other day. Between the renovation that didn’t seem to be making progress, not having enough time to pack and plan our move, […]

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