Friday, November 28, 2014

Reserving Judgement #stumbleintotheweekend

Reserving Judgement

Behind Closed Doors

You never know what is going on in peoples lives to make them do the things they do.

We never really know what goes on behind closed doors, even the doors of those who are closest to us.

The story this week of the miraculous discovery of a little one week old baby boy found in a drain, just dumped there by his mother, in the stifling heat of Western Sydney, has opinions bounding all over social media.

Some comments range from condemnation and judgement for the mother who put him there, to sympathy and compassion. I myself am observing the right to reserve my judgement.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

It's Time To Start Thinking About The Holidays

Organised For Christmas

It's Time To Stop and Smell The Roses

This post is brought to you by Youi Car and Home Insurance

The end of the school year is fast approaching and as such the demands on "Mum's Taxi" and my time are getting more and more frequent.

Even though most of the trips I make for the kids are short distances, with perhaps a few long ones thrown in for good measure, lot's of wear and tear is placed on the car. 

We have a 7 seater and most of the time every seat is full... and not just with my own kids. 

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Can You Be Your Teens Best Friend?

Daughters Best Friend

Are you your Teen Daughters Best Friend?

I raised this question on my Facebook Page recently.  

Do you think you can be "Best Friends" with your daughter?

The overwhelming response was a resounding NO!!! 

This answer kind of shocked me to a certain degree. 

During the course of this post I am going to explain why I think you can be both parent and friend.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Part Time Jobs and Teenagers - How Much Is Too Much?

Part Time Jobs For Teens

Part Time Jobs For Your Teen - Finding A Balance

This post is brought to you by Ranstad Recruitment

Miss M has just started her final year of school, beginning her year 12 studies just this term.

During her HSC information night we were bamboozled with copious amounts of information. We were told how hard it was going to be for them to juggle everything and perhaps it was time to simplify their lives.

They emphasised the point that balance was important. To make sure they still included their weekly sporting activities, had an active social life and yes to hang on to that part time job....within reason...

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Barbie...I Can Be A Computer Engineer

Barbie I Can Be A Computer Engineer

No You Can't Barbie, You Can Be A Designer......

This week Miss M and I have been been looking at University entrance marks.

There are certain marks that she is required to meet if she to be successful gaining entry into the course that she wants. 

She finishes her HSC next year, so we have a little time. 

At the moment she is leaning pretty heavily towards a Business Degree, but an Information Technology Degree has also sparked her interest.

So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across this little gem!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

It's Getting Hot In Here So Take Off.....

Sydney Heatwave

Sydney Heat Wave

This weekend Sydney experienced one of it's hottest weekends since last January... and it's not even Summer yet!!

While the Northern Hemisphere is suffering through early blizzards, we are suffering through an early start to Summer.

Our air conditioner and fans were running overtime. I'm not looking forward to that power bill....

On Friday, the temperature hit 40 degrees C and it was a hot day in the schoolyard. The kids were kept inside at lunch time, it was just too hot for them to be running around. Hubby and I spent the day in front of the air conditioner.

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Linkys That Will Drive Traffic To Your Blog #StumbleIntoTheWeekend

Best Blog Link Parties

The Best Blog Link Ups That Will Drive The Most Traffic To Your Blog

Welcome to this weeks Stumble Upon Link Up.

I love running my own little link up, it is such a great way to connect with other bloggers and to discover some great new reads.

I also love linking up posts with other blogs.  So I thought I would share with you the best link ups that I have found.

Link Ups are a great way to involve yourself in the blog community, discover some great new blogs and of course drive some redirect traffic back to your own blog.

There are a few favourites I like to link up to each day.  Most of these deliver great traffic back to the blog and provide some really great reads.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Princess Elsa Barefoot and Pregnant?........

Frozen Princess Elsa

Frozen In The Kitchen

I would like to think we have moved on. There has been so much talk about feminism and equality for women and girls lately in the media that it almost feels like a forgone conclusion.

Everyone from Emma Watson, to our own Today Show host Karl Stefanovic have been trying to get the message of equality across, these two in particular with relative success.

There are videos telling girls that they can be anything they want to be (see here). Videos telling boys to rethink how they see girls (see here).
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Day Our Strawberry Broke The Internet

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian Breaks The Internet

It was announced this week that Kim Kardashian broke the internet. I don't know about breaking the internet but my eyes have been certainly been suffering over the last few days.

Everywhere we look we have been inundated with pictures of Kim Kardashians unique posterior and other girly bits. Seriously I really don't need to see this and my girls don't particularly need to see this either.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

13 Must Know Safety Tips For Every "Schoolie"

Safety Tips For Schoolies

How To Prepare Your Kids For Their First Solo Adventure

This post is brought to you by Understand Insurance

School has now wrapped up for Australian year 12 kids and like most "Schoolies" their next thought after the exams and 'formals' is that all important "Schoolies" Holiday.

Miss M has just started her final year of schooling, so this will be us next year, waving goodbye with gritted teeth, and butterflies clawing anxiously inside my stomach. Trying desperately not to show the anxiety and worry we feel about her flying the coop.

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