A new online experience beckons: an education superstore

As a busy working mum I am a big fan of saving time whenever I can, to have more time to spend either with my sweet girl, her father, or heaven forbid all to myself!  Now as you know I am not always highly successful with this, in fact we know sometimes that I fail miserably,…

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The demise of the DVD store

I think I have tinge of sadness mixed with a good dose of rip off-itis. (I do not think I am just showing my age!)   Our local DVD store is no longer.  With the emergence of online (or having just watched The Internship last night, can I say on the line!) this was always…

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How do you start your morning?

I would be the first to admit that I am not an early morning person, in the sense that I am not someone that jumps out of bed at 6 am ready to tackle the world with a spring in my step and a glint in my eye.  In fact I was quite worried (ok…

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Have I spawned a shopper?!

Now I will confess, I am not your typical consumer.  The notion of heading off to the local shopping mall on a regular basis has not been activated in my DNA, it is not something that fills me with the thrill of living.  

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My Movies Now in North Melbourne

So there isn’t much point calling myself North Melbourne Mum if I do not reflect on anything to do with North Melbourne now is there?!  So I am going to aim to tell you something about my fair suburb on a semi-regular basis. I am a big movie fan, and so is my other half.…

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My revised definition of juxtaposition…

We have not yet replaced a light bulb in the kitchen, so I light a couple of candles and sit at the table using my iPad.  Who says old and new technology cannot work together?!

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The idea you wish you had…

We all know the different views on cloth versus disposable nappies.  One of the considerations for parents who use disposable nappies is the environmental impact.  And then you stumble upon something and you go –  why didn’t I think of that?! How cool is this – a business that composts disposable nappies.  And it is…

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Baby hug iPad

Dad had to go interstate for work this week, first nights away from home since our daughter was born just over five months ago.  It is entirely possible that I may have sneaked into second place in the missed list! The first night we were unable to Skype, the second night we were able to, and…

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Federal budget cuts not good news for the University sector

I am currently on maternity leave, and when I am not I work in the tertiary education sector – a scientist who has veered into management, but who steadfastly believes in research. These cuts are devastating. I am not utterly naive.  I see what is happening in Europe and around the world.  I know that…

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The joy of technology for family afar

It is rather wry that something I have for work, the increased use and value of, has come from not being at work. Three months and 1 day ago our bundle of joy was born. Three months ago was the first time she got on the Skype bandwagon.  

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