Pieces of Me

Kidspot Voices of 2014

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There is good reason you should always check your spam folder. Sitting at breakfast in the Sunrise hotel in Hoi An mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed with one hand and holding my Vietnamese coffee with the other. I received…

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The Confucius Cup

The Confucius Cup

I was standing in Tan Ky House; a house that was two centuries old and had been home to seven generations in Hoi An. I was lost in my own world. The voice of the tour guide drifted past me;…

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Do You Look After Yourself?

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Probably second to “how do you manage to do so much?” I find myself being asked “are you looking after yourself?” Since having my boys, I have stopped even knowing what that question means. When I was juggling a newborn…

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Disco Batman party!

Disco Batman party

Twenty four hours before everyone was due to arrive at our place, all ready to disco dance and Batman groove through PJ’s 5th birthday – I was sitting at the local doctor’s clinic. Head throbbing, ears piercing, chest heaving and…

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Kara’s Party Ideas Workshop

Kara's Party Ideas Workshop

Sometimes opportunities tap you on the shoulder and you leap at the chance to dive into them. Other times you need a little convincing. When the news of Kara’s Party Ideas Workshop popped up on my Facebook feed I cannot…

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Conversations over Coffee

Conversations with Expectation

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It is something that hovers above my head almost all day. It has for quite some time, if not for always. Today I define it as expectation. Other days it is duty or obligation. As I stood in the shower,…

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Vietnam

Vietnam

The resonating heart beat of the city echoes with each sound of the motorcycle horn. It is a ceaseless pulsating hum that forms the backdrop to Ho Chi Minh. Hanging thick in the air is not the pollution you would…

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How to throw a ‘Despicable Me’ party

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Part of me is in complete disbelief that seven years have passed since I first cradled my little boy in my arms. On this birthday, while we ran around preparing cake stands, cutting out minions and making sure all the…

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When a friend disciplines your child

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Strangers in supermarkets smacking children and public outbursts of strangers yelling at kids leave us united that a stranger has no right to discipline a child. But what if the person doing the reprimanding is a friend and what if you were standing…

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Despicable Me Minion Party!

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Seven years: part of me is in complete disbelief that that many years have passed since I cradled my little tiny AJ in my arms for the first time. I remember looking down at him, through eyes heavy with exhaustion…

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