During the course of your kids lives they will experience many firsts, first steps, first words, first dates, first concerts, first driving lesson and a first job.......
All of these are important milestones and pave the way for progression from childhood to adulthood.
Sure there are going to be bumps along the way and the progression is almost always never easy. We hope that our kids learn from their mistakes and experiences and that these mistakes make them into more responsible, considerate and knowledgable teens and young adults.
The other day I was invited along with some other bloggers and media representatives to take a little peek at the Tip Top Factory and discover what actually goes in to making our daily bread.
My kids are very very fussy and World War 3 would ensue if I decided to change the type of bread they munch down each day.
I used to feel so guilty for serving them white bread. You would hear all the horror stories, "that's glue for the stomach", "what about all the preservatives"? "There is absolutely no nutritional value in white bread"!! Etc etc. But after spending a day reviewing what actually goes into the process of bread making and listening to Dr Joanna McMillan, I don't feel so guilty for offering them white bread anymore.
I don't typically pay reference to any sort of politics on this blog... for numerous reasons. But mainly because I like to keep it lighthearted and relatively non controversial. (Although I have been told that controversial is good for page views).
We all know that the topics of politics and government tend to get people riled up and it can be a very passionate topic.
Don't get me wrong passion is good, but today in Australia the subject and discussion of "government" and politics can get rather heated.
I often prefer to keep my political beliefs to myself. The main reason for this is because I think my views differ to those of the majority of people I interact with and I just don't deal well with conflict.