Do you look at your offspring some days and wonder if you've gotten someone else's kids by mistake?
After many routine-led, tough years, we've realised that parenting isn't about being perfect and we're learning to go with the flow.
If my kids grow up expecting me - or any other person - to get everything right, then they've got a lot of disappointment coming their way.
When Patricia's husband added a four-day holiday to his next work trip, she decided it was time to book her own getaway.
Underinsured properties nationwide could leave homeowners facing a hefty bill after disaster.
- 'Mum, who do you like best?'
- Getting back to common sense parenting
- You only have to be a good parent half the time
- Time is the best investment you can make
- My parents criticise how I parent
- How to choose a guardian for your kids
- Limiting screen time
- Why every family needs a bucket list
- Games aren't bad for kids? No so fast
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A competition in England has unearthed what could be the next Harry Potter - story about a circus girl turned detective.
The quest for four little words drives my children to the brink of nearly every one of their self-made disasters. 'I like you best.'
Encouraging siblings to be friends has lasting effects on their wellbeing - especially for boys.
I am looking at getting back into the work force after being a stay-at-home mum. I'm worried my CV is out of date.
I want to get back into exercise (after a c-section), what are some good 'first-steps'?
If I thought I didn't have enough time in the day before, I know I definitely don't now.
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A recent TV piece about a couple's battle with infertility attracted some of the worst, ignorant attitudes those battling with infertility face.
I wish the reason I haven't blogged for a while was that I was pregnant and waiting to confirm the big news. But alas, that's not the case.
For my husband's birthday last year I gave him a sizeable cyst on my left ovary.
Everything looks different in the world to me now.
It took a while, but Miss K has finally taken off on her pedal bike.
Miss A has uttered her first proper sentence and it goes down in history as: "I done a poo."
Potty training is just around the corner in our house, and it's one of the phases of parenting I have least looked forward to.
Over the past two years I feel like I've gotten to know you. I've taken advice from comments and got into debates with you.
To have a grandchild and hear their laughter is to have a glimpse of eternity, the bond between grandparent and grandchild lasts a lifetime.
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