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Of Toffees And Potties

This Toffee is a tough cookie. Stubborn, almost to a fault. Does things entirely in his own time, and cannot be pushed into doing anything he does not want to. This will serve him well as an adult, but like … Continue reading

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On Being Your Mom. I Love It.

Two boys? They’re hard work. I never expected to have children; it simply wasn’t in my life plan. Luckily that decision was made for me (both boys were accidental surprises) and I’m glad I got these two boys. My firstborn: … Continue reading

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On Having Boys: It’s An Adventure, For Sure

A few days ago, I spent a morning working at my favourite coffee shop/waffle house in the Vale. Despite being absorbed in my writing, I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a conversation going on next to me. Two moms were … Continue reading

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On The World’s Best Chocolate Cake. Mine

It always surprises people that I cannot bake. I can cook – really well, I like to think – but I can’t bake. I can’t be arsed to exact-measure and follow a recipe to the letter. My baking always flops. … Continue reading

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On Mix-Ups: Robin Hood vs Jesus

This Kid. Has been told the Easter Bunny will not be coming this year, unless he has a serious change of attitude. He might only be 7, but he’s already showing me exactly what kind of teenager he’s going to … Continue reading

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On Names. Two of Them, In Fact.

I’ve been stingy with his name, apparently. Merely calling him “The Toffee” is inadequate, or so I’m told. It’s also been said that keeping his name to myself is just silly. But if you knew how hard it was to … Continue reading

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Inventiveness. My Kid Gets Ten Points For It.

We’re all familiar with the concept of Show and Tell, right? Of course we are. It’s simple. It happens at school, and there’s a theme and the kids have to talk about the theme and show something related to the … Continue reading

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I’m Looking Forward To The Best Ultimate Spider-Monkey/Noah’s Ark Mash-Up, Ever

Every year The Kid’s school puts on a performance. Last year it was Christmas-themed and it was the story of Baby Cheeses. My Kid was a sheep. And the cutest, most adorable sheep EVER, I might add. The Kid goes … Continue reading

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On Parenting Little Boys

There’s never a dull moment with a spirited four-year-old in the house. He’s full of fart-jokes, unbridled laughter and has a serious amount of imagination. He’s growing into such a gorgeous, warm-hearted loving child – I almost can’t believe he’ll … Continue reading

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On Taking to It Like a Duck to Water: My Kid’s Top 5 iPhone/iPod Games

My Kid has taken over my iPod. When his PSP is charging or he’s tired of it, he picks up my iPod and gets wrapped up in the touching, swiping, jumping and shooting excitement of it all. He’s only needed … Continue reading

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