• Book review: Radical Homemakers

    YES! YES! YES!That’s what I think. With every page that I read. YES! That’s me! That’s why we’re doing it! That’s who we are! That’s how we live! It has reconfirmed our life path, our journey, our motivation, our daily choices to me.The back blurb […]

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  • Breastfeeding – No hardlines here…just plenty of soft curves!

    As regular readers and good friends know, the one thing you don’t find here is hardlines, or heavy dogma. Lots of ranting, and U turns and experiments and latest passions. A pretty hop and skip over the picket fence and back which divides the mainstream […]

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  • Dancing girls

    The sun is shining. “Let’s go out for a walk,” I suggest.“Don’t wanna go out, mum!” my older daughter insists.“We can go and see the chickens, and the pigs,” I wheedle.“Don’t wanna go!” The tone is being ramped up. I cannot face another tantrum. We […]

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  • The Watchful Buddha Boy

    Welcome to the January Carnival of Natural Parenting: Learning from children This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared the many lessons their children have taught […]

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  • Community and family values

    Many alternative types struggle with the integration issue. For some it is a constant worry, others don’t bat an eyelid. Newer parents can be especially militant: this is my child, I’m doing it my way. Hang your traditions, we have a better way. We only […]

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  • Doctor’s orders

    Laydeez and gentlemen, may I present you with……Drum roll pleeze………..The words of my new hero, DR Tom Smith…“Don’t diet too much: being slightly overweight is good for you.”Yes you heard it right.We is allowed to be a little chubby!And, remember, you heard it here on […]

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  • Keeping inside the lines: Why colouring in dominates early years education and what we can do about it…

    WHY HAS COLOURING in taken over education? As a secondary level teacher myself, I was shocked when my son started school this September. His homework – homework, on the first night of Junior Infants! – was to colour in a snake. On the back of […]

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  • Mindful consumption

    Is sugar a drug?There are those who would have you believe that it is as dangerous as crack cocaine. I have seen vitriolic online debates where people refer to it as a poison, and that they would rather feed rat poison to their child than […]

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  • Instant Weight Loss Program… **GUARANTEED SUCCESS**

    This is the time of year for self improvement. Take yourself in hand… Want to shift a couple of post Christmas or post natal pounds? Try my guaranteed weight loss recipe for instant success. Guaranteed to shift 5 pounds in a month. And no need […]

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  • Gold for Kevin Pearce

    As the anniversary of his accident comes around, my cousin Kevin is much on my mind. What a journey he has been on. As have we all who held our breaths and prayed and waited for news. Day after day, last January. Few of us […]

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