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Happy Birthday

Well that’s it. Officially old.  Number One turns thirteen today. A major step for her, becoming a teenager. A sign too, her Mother and I have taken a fair few steps of our own. Many people tell us this is where it really begins. Parenting. Throw out all we know and think we know. Disregard […]

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Thanks

My Mother is nothing or no one special. I try to be an attentive and diligent parent. I believe I do okay and my Dearest is good at it too. We try not to miss much, try to get the kids involved and be involved with them. All the while being aware not to push […]

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Love and War

My daughter hates me. “I hate you.” E-Bomb isn’t vehement. More matter of fact, cold. “I love you.” It is all I can say and I mean it. “I don’t like you and I don’t love you.” It’s an important distinction. There is a clear delineation between those you love and those  you like. You […]

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Cake and Candles

Wee-man has turned one! A mighty milestone and its killing me. I don’t play favourites with the kids. That is to say, I try not to. I have three girls and a boy. My Wee-Man. Even the dogs are bitches and my wife, well… For years I have been outnumbered, out hormoned and it has […]

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Sacrifice

How much have you given? Given up, given away? Now before we start, maybe I should state the above is not at all how I see things. Everyone makes sacrifices for what it is they want to achieve and gain from whatever path they are on in life. Parenting is no different. But to say […]

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Harden up

How far do you push for a healthy lifestyle for your kids, vs staying warm and keeping your feet dry?  On Saturday afternoon a watery sun sort of poked through a grey winters day. Sort of. It was all the window we needed. It was time to get the girls and their little brother out […]

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You what?

Friday feedback, how you like the sound of that? This week has flown by, for a multitude of reasons. Not the least of which, these past few days signal my full immersion, belatedly, into the digital world of communication. I blog, I tweet…that’ll about do it. Some of you out there have engaged and I […]

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