NO Maccas for the month of August 2011

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It’s time to change!  I have just declared AUGUST 2011 ‘No Maccas Month’.  The children are aware and we’ve made a deal. THE DEAL NO McDonalds for the month of August, starting 12am August 1st and ending 12pm August 31st. …

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Just a Mum?

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A woman, renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk’s office, was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. “What I mean is,” explained the recorder, “do you have a job …

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Introducing Rhonda Luttrell – Bottlebrush Communications

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My name is Rhonda Luttrell and I am a wife, mother and grandmother and enjoy a rich family life.  I am also a professional counsellor, specialising in family and relationship counselling.  I also work in the welfare sector, with families …

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The importance of unconditional love by Rhonda Luttrell

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One of the proudest moments I can recall as a mother was when my eldest daughter was about 8 years old.  She was participating in her first ballet concert, and she had a lovely costume on, consisting of a peasant …

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Older siblings babysitting the younger ones – right or wrong?

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Today was a ‘first’ for me. While I slept after night duty – the 4 middle kids went out with friends and relis, which left me with the youngest (21 months) and my eldest (11 years – girl).  Always scamming …

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Spending one on one time with your children

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Last night it was ‘date night’ with the hubby and today is was my ‘date’ with K5. As many of you whom have large families would understand, spending one on one time with each child is a difficult task. Definately …

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Date night

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‘Date Night at Gold Class Doncaster – The Tourist’  Back in the infantry years of mothers group I remember one of our guest speakers – a psychologist, and the one piece of advice that stayed with me is to make time …

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“I don’t like you” “I don’t want to play with you”

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Today I had ‘one of those moments’ – I just wanted to shrink and disappear!  Well meaning ‘ME’ thought it would be a wise idea to introduce 4 year old K5 to another child at kinder whom I think could …

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Fire drill with the fam

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With the bushfire season upon us, and living in a bushfire prone area, this mother of 6 is beginning to feel quite a responsiblity with her young brood.  So it was, I insisted that we decide on a definate fire …

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Happy New Year 2010

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Happy New Year! Like millions of families around the world, last night we celebrated the new year, 2010!  Is it Two Thousand and Ten or Twenty-Ten?  We had a fantastic time with two families very close to us!  Although, our …

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