Category Archives: Dilemmas

All At The Right Time

Haven’t seen me here for a while? I’ve been using my precious blogging time to really listen to my kids, purchase get some extra exercise happening, paying attention to my husband, cooking some wholesome meals (okay…at least I try) and … Continue reading

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Band-Aids, Fairness, Solutions and My Own Wounds

I used to think that “fair” means that everybody gets the same, but thanks to Richard Lovoie, I came to understand a few years ago that “fair” actually means “getting what you need.” Mrs Saylor, over at Salylor’s Log, uses … Continue reading

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Problems In Perspective

Ever had your child coming home from school with that, online “Worst day of my life!” thing happening? You know those days when they really do feel that the world is coming down on them? I once received this fantastic … Continue reading

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Beauty Lies In the Eyes of the Adjudicator

Years of debating against his mother (*sigh*) have turned my Senior Son into a pretty determined debater. Excellent advice from his teacher and support from his debating team have turned him into a strong debater. Which is why, order as … Continue reading

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What Message Are We Really Giving Our Kids?

 I have been completing a number of strength and weakness charts recently. If you are interested in knowing how I do this, pharmacy you may click over here. Now, rx whenever I complete a chart like this, drug a child … Continue reading

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45 Steps To A Happy Marriage

I enjoyed reading this article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald. Although it has been written for newlyweds, I think it is very appropriate for us “oldies” to read too. Fortunately I am married to a man who detests eating breakfast … Continue reading

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Husband Help 101 – Things He SHOULD Say

“You need to make me a list of things I should say, so that I can just look it up and say the right number and then never get it wrong.” Of course I could not resist the opportunity to … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Teacher?

It’s a good question… Apparently tomorrow I am being interviewed by ABC News Online, check in response to the NEITA award I won last year. They want to have a chat with me about what makes a good teacher. While … Continue reading

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The Choice We Make

“I know we had a massive argument last night, but I can’t remember what it was about.” These were the words my deflated Senior Son uttered to me as I pulled into our driveway after a long day a few … Continue reading

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Things I Have Learned This Week

 This week, I am in linking to Not So Silent Mommy’s Five. Here are the Five Things I Leaned This Week: Life loves throwing curveballs and I wish that just sometimes Life would “throw” and miss. No matter how many … Continue reading

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