What’s It Like When Your Firstborn Starts School? 

This time three years ago we thought that we were as ready as we could possibly be for our precious firstborn  starting school. We’d done all the stuff you’re supposed to do, the stuff that’s covered in the letter that you get from the school and in the back to school advertising campaigns. The uniforms… More What’s It Like When Your Firstborn Starts School? 

The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping Recommendations List

As back-to-school looms I find myself giving unsolicited advice about school supplies to anyone who will listen.  As is often the case, this advice tends to take the negative turn, with words like “crap” and “not worth a shite” cropping up. I call it cautionary advice, or helping others learn from my mistakes. So, to… More The Ultimate Back-to-School Shopping Recommendations List

Do You Constantly Compare Yourself To Others? Read On

We’re in a shopping centre, I’m pushing my daugher in her buggy and we’re chattering away. She stops talking and suddenly wails, pointing at another child who has passed us. “That girl has a lollipop why don’t I?”. I deal with it in a motherly way (No, I don’t rush to buy her a lollipop). I… More Do You Constantly Compare Yourself To Others? Read On