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Repairing Humpty Dumpty

ABC’s Sarah Collerton (link) reports on the outcry of a decision by a BBC children’s show to re-write the ending of Humpty Dumpty. Apparently the kings horses and men did have the resources available to put our egg friend back together again. For what ever reason I found this story (even though it really is …

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Work from Home with a Newborn: Tips for Making a Schedule

Part 1, Tips for Talking to your Boss, looked at choices involved with deciding to work from home when your kids are young and how to talk to employers to try to get the opportunity. Now that you are going to be working from home you have to schedule your time to make it work …

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I Miss the Daily Homecoming

Back in the days when I worked in an office, before I worked from home, returning after a busy day would be quite an uplifting event. As I drove up the driveway I would see a small face peering through the window. As I got closer the smile on the face would start to grow …

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16 Year Old Sails for Solo Sailing Record

ABC (link) reports on 16 year old Jessica Watson’s departure on her attempt to become the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world. You can decide if you want to bring this one up with your kids. On one hand it would be a major accomplishment for someone so young but I would …

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Underwater Cabinet Meeting in the Maldives

BBC (link) reports on a publicity stunt by the government of the Maldives where they held a cabinet meeting underwater. This was done to show the world how concerned they are in the Maldives of rising water levels due to global warning. The highest point in the country, population 309,000, is only 2.3M …

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Work from Home with a Newborn: Tips for Talking to your Boss

This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series, work from home with newborns, which will discuss working from home when your kids are young. I will be sharing my experience when I worked from home to help out with the family when our twins were born. In this Blog I will look at our …

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Options for Independent Travel on your Resort Holiday

This is part four of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel. Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it. Part two, Puerto Vallarta with Kids – Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area, looked at the …

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Cost Breakdown For Our Trip to Puerto Vallarta

This is part three of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel. Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it. Part two, Puerto Vallarta with Kids – Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area, looked at the …

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Puerto Vallarta with Kids - Exploring the Town and Surrounding Area

This is part two of four blogs discussing extending a package holiday to include independent family travel. Part one, Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday – With Kids, discussed the concept and gave reasons why to consider it.

Puerto Vallarta

‘Please return to your seats we will be landing in Puerto Vallarta soon’. We …

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Getting the Most of Your Package Holiday - With Kids

This is part one of four blogs discussing extending a package vacation to include independent family travel.

We have always been independent travellers and the thought of going on a package holiday never really crossed our minds. The idea of being in an exotic location and being stuck with a bunch of tourists …

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Tsunami hits South Pacific Islands

ABC Australia (link) has several articles on the Tsunami that hits Samoa and countries in the South Pacific. I feel that discussing natural disasters, and the devestation that they can bring to an area, is important for children. In this case learn what a tsunami is and how they happen. I would tend to discuss …

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Travel with Kids? Of Course you Can!!

“You are lucky you travelled when you had the chance…….you know……before you had kids.”

In my past life as a respectable employed member of society I worked as a buyer for an international grocery store chain. Being a buyer meant having to meet with many over eager sales people hoping to make that major …

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