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Consumer frenzy at the toy sales: could our intentions be misplaced?

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?

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Embracing the community to raise our children…

Do you remember growing up as a kid and being allowed to hang out in the neighbourhood and do what you wanted, where you wanted, and with whom, as long as you were home before sundown? You didn’t own a mobile phone, there was no social media, and plans were made in advance at school,… Continue reading Embracing the community to raise our children…

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All the goodies with our handmade box!

Gemma and I love presents - and the best present of all is a surprise one. Growing up, my mum often eagerly gave us our gifts early (including Christmas) - not that I complained, mind you. So, as my husband can attest, I sometimes struggle waiting until the due time to open presents. Alas, as… Continue reading All the goodies with our handmade box!