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Gender roles and Peppa Pig

For some time now L has been making mention of his fear of the dark, but most recently (almost as soon as he hit the age of 5) his fear of the dark went through the roof. Literally, every night while sitting with him until he falls asleep, he would mention ghosts and the shadows… Continue reading Gender roles and Peppa Pig

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Things not to say to people who only have one child

This post has been a long time coming, I have been mulling it around in my head for so long, but after I recently read an article called 10 Things not to say to new moms and I thought, 'it is time I said my piece'. I have one child (you may have noticed I… Continue reading Things not to say to people who only have one child

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Round 3: Accepted. (Primary School Edition)

It is June and the decision has been made. Well, it was basically made for us, but we are actually quite happy about it. Remember when I told you guys we had applied to four schools? Well, we did and last month we got a call from one that told us L had been shortlisted… Continue reading Round 3: Accepted. (Primary School Edition)

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Why I say no to hugs sometimes

So it might sound extremely weird, but sometimes I say no to hugs from my son. Meanie mom I am not, but a mom that is desperate to teach an important lesson about consent. You see, we have been working tirelessly to make sure that our son does not grow up to be one of… Continue reading Why I say no to hugs sometimes

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Our crafting adventures (on a budget)

Throughout L's time in preschool we have had project after project to do, so much that we felt as if we were back at school ourselves! Added to the school projects, L would give his father his own projects to do (he would just decide he wanted something and he absolutely needed daddy to do… Continue reading Our crafting adventures (on a budget)

Omega Writes

On Writing…

In the midst of all the content that exists out there, writers like myself sometimes struggle to write on topics that inspire and motivate us. When we do find the inspiration and motivation, we are sometimes faced with hard decisions. Can I write about this subject? Would I do it justice? What would my friends… Continue reading On Writing…

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Omega Writes

Cherry Pie

Take a read of a piece of flash fiction I tried my hands at some months ago. Tell me what you think!   ........................................   Manuela’s glossy black hair reminded Godfrey of the lake behind his house. Her lips took on a ruby red hue that was in stark contrast to her pale skin. He… Continue reading Cherry Pie