Category Archives: Relationships

Visiting with gifts

You’re about to visit a friend for lunch who lives about 2 hours away.  What do you take?  What’s the etiquette for gift giving?  I’m asking genuinely because I have no idea! We have some new friends who we have … Continue reading

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Difficult Conversations

It’s never easy. Most of the time we just don’t have them. The bottom line, though, is that we do ourselves absolutely no favours by not facing up to the issues we have in the relationships around us and in … Continue reading

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The Working Mum vs The Working Dad

No, I won’t be embarking on an “us against them” post, although I will be pointing out a few things that should remind us all that the battle for equal rights is not over just yet. I am a working … Continue reading

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For Sale – 1 Toddler

My mum used to say to me “I’m going to sell you and buy a mangle”.  So you can imagine, I knew what a mangle was from a very young age! I have had similar feelings about my two and a … Continue reading

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The Best Things about being in my 40’s

No, I’m not scrapping around for the positivities of getting older (ok, maybe I am), but there are definitely positives to age and I think it’s important to remember them when you are bemoaning your saggy tummy and bum, staring … Continue reading

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Freefalling into 40’s Facebook Faux Pas

See what I did there.  It’s practically the acronym FFFFF. I know there has been quite a few of these recently, but it is Ranty Friday and therefore a perfect day to spout about MY rules for Facebook.  I think … Continue reading

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The Generation that grew up with “Friends”

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like we are a little bit of the lucky generation.  Not lucky in that we have more money or more opportunity, but that we are considered in society and marketing, … Continue reading

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