Things You Need to Know About Parenting In the USA (When You’re an Aussie) – By Vicky Dal Molin


So I came across quite an amusing article today titled 15 Things You Need To Know About Parenting in Australia by Jenna Gallina**. It brought me back and reminded me exactly how fabulous growing up in Australia really was. Which made me think…. If it that much different here in ...

Show Review: Big Apple Circus “Metamorphosis” by Margaret Hart


To me, the circus is ubiquitous with childhood. Like Apple Pie and Lemonade, it never goes out of style. But for some kids, like my soon-to-be, 10-year-old son, the mention of the circus gets me a “been there, done that” response.  These days, teetering on 10, if there isn't an ...

Flea market fun and making memories - by Melissa Swedoski

Flea Market Fun and Making Memories by Melissa Swedoski


When I became at first-time mom at 40, I wondered if I had the stamina to keep up with a little one. Even though there were (and still are) many sleep deprived days, I think we've done a good job keeping up with our girls. And the best part, we're ...

To GPS Track or Not To Track: That is the Question – By Vicky Dal Molin


So I was looking at my usual blog posts today and one came up that has sparked many a debate. It was advertising this wizz bang new watch or children that allows you to GPS track them from your smart phone etc. It’s a cellular-connected GPS tracking device basically. You ...

Setting the Bar to Wonder Woman – By Vicky Dal Molin


Last Friday after what was one of the craziest weeks I have had I arranged to meet some of the August Mum’s (whom I had mentioned in a previous post). Mind you this was after I rescheduled the entire group from Thursday to Friday after a last minute work meeting ...

The Beautiful Friendships by Vicky Dal Molin


I have just returned from a day out of town. My son and I jumped in the car Saturday morning and with much excitement (mine really…. he was far from excited at sitting for 2.5 hours in that car seat…. A fact he shared the entire drive) and headed north ...

Book Reviews: ADHD Titles & Giveaways by Robin Gorman Newman


If you are parenting an ADHD child, as I am, and especially as they start to get older and understand more about how their bodies feel and are able to express, having them read books that offer explanation and also engage and amuse are great finds. I'd like to share ...

A Lesson in Humility: Age Sometimes Doesn’t Matter by Vicky Dal Molin


“Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” Freud said that. Smart guy…. And something I’ve learnt to have at least some element of truth to it. When I was pregnant with my son I joined a forum for pregnant woman who’s babies ...

Who’s More Mature – Me or the 3-Year-Old? by Melissa Swedoski


My first born, the love and light of my life, the reason for so many tears and so much laughter, is turning 3 next week. We're going to have a little family party this weekend, and she's going to get to enjoy the bounce house she's been asking for since ...

Passion Comes in Little Things by Melissa Swedoski


  [caption id="attachment_291" align="alignleft" width="226"] (source)[/caption] Whenever I hear someone speak of passion, I'm not going to lie - I think about romance novels. You can laugh, but haven't we sort of been trained to think of passion in a romantic, even sexual, sense? You've seen the book covers or the DVD ...