Tag: parenting

Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight

Six Bedrooms by Tegan Bennett Daylight Random House RRP: $29.99 AUD I first came across Tegan Bennett Daylight when she was just Tegan Bennett (and I was just Lara Cain) as a uni student in the mid 90s. I read…

Sleep – the final frontier

Sleep eh? Can’t live without it and you can’t live without it!  If you have young children, you’ll be very familiar with the musical beds circus that happens on some dark and stormy nights in the family home.  This story…

The Son-In-Law by Charity Norman

‘Life can change in a moment. Forgiveness can take much longer’ … so says the cover blurb for Charity Norman’s third novel, The Son-In-Law, which hooks the reader from the very first lines.  The book opens with the transcript of…

Top 5 rainy day games for kids (of hungover parents)

This weekend marked yet another opportunity for me to celebrate what’s turning into quite the protracted 40th birthday!  As if my amazing trip to Melbourne wasn’t enough, I also had the pleasure of a gorgeous night of tapas and bubbles…

All my friends are getting unmarried

Miss 5 came to me this week with a firm instruction that her teacher was no longer to be called Mrs XYZ, but Miss ZYX.  “She got unmarried”, I was informed.  Mmm, so I’d heard.  It happens; a lot, unfortunately. …

Review: Tree by Danny Parker

Children’s books serve a range of purposes: entertainment, education, literacy and bonding time with carers, to name just a few.   Many of my own children’s favourites are brightly coloured with repetitive language, in the Dr Seuss tradition.   As Miss 5…