The next stage – teens driving me crazy!

For years I have been dealing with dirty nappies, crying babies and toddlers, the terrible two’s and troublesome three’s, night feeds and sleepless nights.   Then the school years began and life became more hectic with many appointments, including school excursions, sports carnivals, meetings, parent/teacher interviews, school concerts and rehearsals,  other sporting commitments along with after school training, swimming, music or…

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The prang I never had!

Day 3, Friday: Things that make you uncomfortable This is a tough one for me; if I was to answer this as a child, the list would be huge.   Nothing worries me too much these days, those that know me would probably honestly say that “nothing fazes her”. Grizzly critters, crawling bugs, spiders, insects etc do not frighten…

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Wild and erratic driving

Those of you with large families and drive a mini-van or mini-bus (which ever you wish to call it); will relate to this I am sure. When ever there is gale forced winds, children (and animals too) tend to play up big time. They are rowdy, psycho, loud, full of energy and just constantly on the…

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Kids and technology

If by chance you enjoyed reading my last two posts on our driving holiday with the kids, you may have realised (or perhaps not) that I did not mention any electronic ‘entertainment’ within both those posts.   The children did not have any iPods, MP3 players, Nitendo DS; DVD players (though a DVD player or two…

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“Are we there yet”?

Travelling long distances with kids has its moments of enjoyment, but for the most part it can be classed as pure exhaustion, frustration and total agony. Over the week and a half (2012 Easter holidays), my family took an epic never ending journey drive across two Australian states. Part 1 of our journey started out from the SE Gippsland region of Victoria…

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Where are my keys?

Losing your keys would have to be one of the most annoying things to happen, especially when you need to be out the door in a flash or trying to get back inside in a hurry.   Throwing them inside your handbag is often a nightmare waiting to happen.  For one thing they are never…

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Becoming a bus driver…..

One of my blog readers asked me the following question: “Hi, I was wondering (when you have time) if you could do a blog on choosing a car for the large family and how you have found this process through the years. Thank you”   So here it goes……

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