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How Grandma Broke My Children

I thought reading was supposed to be good for kids!

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Mel G - July 1, 2015 - 12:55 am

OMG I want a copy of this book! Hilarious!

How To Catch Up With Your Folding

This week has been a disaster in terms of getting stuff done. But I’ve figured out how to fix that.

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Anonymous - June 28, 2015 - 9:28 pm

Sheer parenting brilliance!

sarah - June 29, 2015 - 1:05 am

Funny. I hate laundry, so I reward myself by locking myself into the laundry room with the laptop and I watch netflix. The kids offer to help, but you know, I just haven’t really needed it! :)

The Rainbow Connection

Okay, so I’m going to show my age here, but remember, as a kid, sneaking into the family room and turning on the telly early on a Saturday morning and then sitting, staring at the screen waiting for the programs to start? It was exciting, but also frustrating because you just wanted it to happen! If […]

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Anonymous - June 29, 2015 - 12:49 am

I’ll tell ya, I never thought it would happen here! I was very surprised by it! And pleased. It can’t be long for you guys now!

Anita - June 29, 2015 - 8:37 am

What a wonderful analogy! I really do feel as I am sitting here watching the test-pattern, waiting for Australia’s moment in the sun… Or rainbow. All my partner and I ask for is the basic human right of equality. I mean, if the federal government is happy to recognise as a couple for tax and financial support purposes, why not allow us to obtain a certificate to legally cement our relationship?

Marisa - June 29, 2015 - 10:45 pm

Hello from the USA! My friends and I were all celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision; however, it is already being challenged by individual state governments. What many people don’t realize is that while the Supreme Court has the power to make sweeping statements into law, they have no power to enforce what they say. It is up to individual states to follow the ruling, or Congress will have to pass laws to enforce what the Court has decided. The fight is far from over here, but it is certainly a step in the right direction.

Bruce Devereaux - June 29, 2015 - 11:05 pm

It’s certainly (finally) a great start :) Good luck! We’re rooting for you 😉

Awkward Questions

Blessed bedtime was upon us. Well, not us so much as the kids, which is the blessed bit.

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KezUnprepared - June 27, 2015 - 10:01 pm

Hahaha you totally asked for that! Always get out before the where do babies come from talk! It’s a trap!

Mel G - June 29, 2015 - 12:57 am

Can’t wait til Master10 changes his mind!

Phone Scammers Beware

Apparently there’s a problem with our internet…but I think our three year old has fixed it.

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Cristine Krafft - June 24, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Oh please can I borrow her for next time I get one of these calls and they ask for the owner, I could just hand the phone over. It would stop me swearing, and keep me entertained all at the same time.

Bruce Devereaux - June 24, 2015 - 9:02 pm

We could hire her out :) I like it

Sueanne @ Call me Suzie - June 25, 2015 - 11:38 am

I was so sick of them at one stage that I had head-bangin music set on pause and when they said who they were I’d ask them to hold for just a minute and then put the music on full blast. Most of the time they hang up!
If my eldest answers the phone and its one of these calls, she rolls her eyes, sighs, and then passes it to me saying, “It’s someone trying to sell something AGAIN mum…”

Anonymous - June 25, 2015 - 11:08 pm

my sister told me an excellent one the other day. As soon as you hear that delay you usually get with overseas call centre’s , you whisper” the deed is done but boy It was bloody” and hang up. perfect for giving the creeps and they might not ring back for awhile.

posttribe - June 26, 2015 - 12:32 pm

Got a message today to say I had been named in tax fraud and evasion and if I rang back (the number was not connected) they would sort it for me before the local police came knocking on my door! Very threatening if you are easily intimidated such as elderly people can be!!