DIY: Advent Calendar

For the second year running I’ve made my own advent calendar for our children and I think now it’s become a bit of a family tradition. It seems a bit daunting, even to me before I’ve done it but with a little bit of planning it’s not that hard, it’s actually quite fun and much…

It’s a control thing

I, like many in Australia, have been watching Hitting Home on ABC and I, like many in Australia, have been appalled, dismayed, outraged and confounded by how it’s possible for us to be in this situation. Then it really hit me between the eyes, they always sum it up as being about control. The perpetrators…

Boy Looking

It is standard practise for me to send a boy person with explicit instructions on where to find a certain thing only to have them return some time later to tell me that despite thorough and concentrated searching no such thing is there. I then usually have to go and help. We go back to…

Boys know everything

Boys know everything. And what they don’t know they pretend to know so convincingly that not even they realise that they don’t actually know what they are talking about. I’ve been told it’s a 3 year old thing but in my experience most women grow out of it while most men do not. On relating…