Meal 12 – Soup

Once again we have had reheated soup for dinner, served with buttered bread soldiers. One again, the reheated soup tasted better than the original batch. Delicious! Roast Beef Challenge Meal 1 – Slow-cooker Roast Beef Meal 2 – Roast Beef… Read More ›

Meal 6 – Soup

Tonight we ate bowls of reheated soup served with buttered bread soldiers. It was even tastier second time around! Roast Beef Challenge Meal 1 – Slow-cooker Roast Beef Meal 2 – Roast Beef Sandwiches Meal 3 – Leftovers Pie Meal… Read More ›

Meal 5 – Soup

This is another slow-cooker meal. Into our slow-cooker, I placed spuds (cut into quarters), pumpkin (cut into pieces around the same size as the spuds), sliced carrots, the rest of the beef (chopped), the leftovers from the pie and pizza… Read More ›


Powerlessness creeps in as a result of setbacks children experience as they strive to feel confident and self-assured. They can’t do things as well as their older siblings or peers, so they feel frustrated. They are criticized and punished and… Read More ›

I Blend In

At first glance, I blend into the crowd. I have a hubby and four kids. I’m average height. I still have my natural hair colour. I’m a little on the obese side, but that isn’t unusual these days. I eat… Read More ›

Cake Balls

Yesterday I baked a cake. Well, Ok, yesterday I tried to bake a cake. It didn’t turn out very well, though. It tasted great, and it was beautiful and moist, but I guess I didn’t grease the tin properly. When… Read More ›


This is my fourth speech from the Competent Communicator Manual. I gave this speech on 25 May 2010. The exercise is ‘How to Say It’. The title is ‘Food’ and the time is meant to be 5-7 minutes. I came… Read More ›

Stefania Siedlecky in ‘Teenage Sexuality and Pregnancy in Australia’ from ‘Children Having Children: Global Perspectives on Teenage Pregnancy’

“Society generally has had punitive and judgmental attitudes towards teenage sexuality and pregnancy – directed mainly at girls. There is reluctance to provide adequate sex education for fear of encouraging promiscuity, a reluctance to make contraception more easily available –… Read More ›

Busy Weekend

We’ve had a very busy weekend this week. Yesterday, we had Yasmine’s birthday party. We had a pretty fairy come and paint our faces, spray pretty colours in our hair and make some balloon art. We blew lots of bubbles… Read More ›

Hunwick’s Egg

Synopsis:When a mysterious egg appears outside Hunwick’s burrow, no one is certain what to think. And when it doesn’t hatch right away, everyone is even more bewildered. Everyone, that is, but Hunwick. For Hunwick understands the egg. It is his… Read More ›