Problem Corner: Should I let my partner have a baby with someone else?

I received this very sad message from a Mum the other day. Here is her question (you might want to not read this with anything in your mouth that you could spit out when choking). Good day Lisa, hope all is well with you and your family. I just have a small problem? My significant other wants to have a […]

Doctor’s Receptionists – Arghhh!

One thing sure to make me rant is bl**dy doctor’s receptionists and crazy rules about when you can or can’t book appointments. THIS IS WHY MOTHER’s DON’T BOTHER WITH SMEAR TESTS AND SORTING OUT THEIR HEALTH. ‘Please make sure to only discuss one problem at a time with the doctor’ they say.  But Oh no, you couldn’t possibly book two […]

The 4 types of help: Be careful who you ask for advice

It’s easy to feel warm and fluffy when we talk to people about our problems, but does it sometimes require some discernment about who we talk to?  I reckon there are four types of advice … 1) Sympathetic Ear Sometimes we just want a sympathetic ear; fair enough it can be therapeutic to offload and not keep it all inside. […]

2010 what a year! Gifts and Challenges all round.

I normally write a letter about my year and send it out with Christmas cards, but this year I’m too late, so instead I thought I’d write a blog post.  Hopefully some of my friends will get to see it.  I like writing this sort of thing, its probably very selfish, but it gives me a great perspective on the […]

Brainstorming with a mate

We all get stressed, especially at this time of year.  Life’s great don’t get me wrong, but I’ve also found the last few weeks stressful, with hairy northern hubby away in america every other week, a tired and tantrumy Curly Headed Boy (coming up for end of first term at primary school), and a teething/cold ridden Little Dimples, and trying […]