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Oscar’s a little bit famous…

Today’s blog post has gone wandering and found a home over at Mums Lounge…

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Oscar's journalAlthough it is tempting to just sit and play for the month of January, I also try and use the holidays to regroup, to spend a little time on the things we might neglect when we’re busy during the year. I sort clothes, clean cupboards and try and spend a little time getting the kids ready for the year to come.

My youngest is starting school next year, and I’m keen to get him in the right head-space for the classroom. I suspect that this will be important, as he’s a pretty typical boy and likes to spend most of his time moving… running, jumping, fighting invisible foes. Sitting down and writing, drawing and reading comes a poor second to these more active endeavours. I fear he’s going to get quite a shock when it’s insisted upon that he sit for more than five minutes at a time.

As such, I’ve come up with five ‘projects’ that I’m going to undertake with Oscar, to engage him a little more with reading and writing. He loves books, and so that’s where I’ll start, with lots of reading. Then I’ll extend this interest with five activities that will hopefully be fun, colourful and playful. Here’s the plan…

You can read the full article here!

Do your kids love to read and write? Did you have to encourage them? Do you have any suggestions of ways to help kids get ready for school?

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Mark Evan’s Dirty Deeds…

This month, I was asked by Mum’s Lounge to review the new rock and roll reminisce by Mark Evan’s, Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside and Outside of AC/DC (Allen and Unwin)…

Mark’s book is a roaring read, full to the brim with the sights, sounds and smells of Melbourne in the 70s. It’s wonderfully authentic, gritty and unromantic. It’s a personal story of growing up rough and as a result, fitting well into the rough-house music scene of Melbourne…

You can read the full review on the Mum’s Lounge website here, and don’t forget to enter to win a signed copy while you’re there!

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Up in lights at Mum’s Lounge

A very quick post today, because my work is being done for me by someone else today! Today, I’m thrilled to be featured on the brand new website of Mum’s Lounge.

Mum’s Lounge is a super site that specialises in bargains, helpful information and opportunities for Mums to socialise with each other. Well worth a look if you’re after a bargain, or a chat with some like minded cyber-mums.

Most excitingly, they’ve got a really interesting section known as the Billboard where you can find lots of wonderful blogs, including some of my very favourites. I’m there too, happily.

So as I said, I’m being featured on their site today, so pop on over to see one of my favourite posts from the archives Way back When? I hope you enjoy the article.

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