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Parents who don’t work full-time are disadvantaging their children? Whaaat?

As a parent, there is nothing like peer pressure to make you change your ways.  And if you believe what journalist and mum Natasha Robinson tells you in her recent article for The Australian, that ‘home is so old school,’ then you will enrol your child in after-school-care for the upcoming term tout de suite! […]

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Bugger Off, Feminist Movement.

Yesterday I read on Daily Life a transcript of an interview between regular contributor Clementine Ford and feminist stalwart Anne Summers. During this interview, Summers laments the fact that only 38 per cent of educated Gen X women are in full-time jobs compared to 90 per cent of educated Gen X men. Why aren’t more […]

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Just One Thing (in consideration of laziness)

Many moons ago, well shy of my adolescence, I became inflicted with a malicious virus — called laziness. I’m not sure how it happened, but I’m pretty sure it was born of rebellion. My mother was a great home maker and lived by that smug mantra ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’. […]

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