What’s happened to our ‘generosity’ and do we owe it to foreign countries, or should we look after our own backyard first?
We may be enjoying the low prices for now, but will we miss the variety when it’s gone?
I met a homeless person at a children's playground this week. She was accompanied by her three-legged dog, Stumpy, whom she had rescued off of the street a fortnight prior as he was left for dead. I had two choices that day, just like everyone else. 1: turn a blind eye, and awkwardly avoid her,… Continue reading We all need compassion…
Life has been freakin' hectic in this household. Two toddlers under the one roof is enough to bring anyone to the brink of insanity. And I'm well aware I only have two, and that there are parents out there who have more, and are no doubt insane to some degree. Harvey turned 1 a couple… Continue reading We got rid of the TV!
Lately, I’ve been pondering or philosophizing about society, and the more I do, the more discontented I feel. At risk of sounding pretentious, I experience periods of aloofness with the world around me; like an outsider, a fly on the wall, observing from the outside in - someone who doesn’t quite fit in to society.… Continue reading Are you a counterculturist too?
As discerning parents, we place good faith in the manufacturers of baby bottles. We trust that they adhere to safety guidelines that are enforced by governmental authorities. However, are plastic baby bottles as safe as we think they are?
Mid year marks the occasion of the big chain stores’ toy sales. At this time each year, K-Mart, Big-W, Target and the like compete for your dollars as parents scramble over the latest plastic fantastic toys for their children. Literally, parents line up by their trolley-fulls (even commonly in the plural form) around the perimeters… Continue reading Consumer frenzy at the toy sales: could our intentions be misplaced?