The Last Time

Saturday, I had lunch with a couple of girlfriends.  For one, it was a retirement lunch from the job where we first met each other a couple of decades ago. Part of the reason for her reluctant retirement is her health.  She's been told she will be on dialysis by the end of the year.  As a widow, her children don't want her living alone once that process begins.  So she's moving, leaving town to join her daughter's household....more

About a year ago we had breakfast with a friend of ours who was battling cancer. When it was ...more

What do you know about bone marrow donation? Educate yourself, win eco-prizes, save a little girl's life!

I was sent a story about a little girl. A little 10 month old baby girl that was given a devastating blow. A devastating diagnosis that would require a bone marrow transplant from a stranger in order to survive.Kate Boggan...more

Totally sick dude

Ugh, today I have been feeling a bit under the weather, like I am coming down with something. Which is surprising because I haven't had so much as a cold in years. I've got the constitution of an ox, I have. But I don't look like one. Nor do I use my amazing constitution to pull ploughs or hay wagons.  When I woke up this morning all shivery and with a headache, my first thought was 'I don't remember going out last night,' which could have been a bad sign in itself. But after thinking about it a bit more, I did indeed conclude that I didn't go out last night. ...more

To Vaccinate or Not: The Legal Requirements

Brother's Keeper ...more

Mummies Can't Get Sick

This was originally published as a guest post on the excellent parenting blog ...more

Marketing FAIL

I, like nearly every blogger who has been around for awhile, get a great many PR pitches in my inbox.99.999% of them go straight into my trash I am not interested in promoting anything for a company, nor do I care to tweet or otherwise pimp their product. One I got on Friday caught my eye. And not in a good Way. It was "Moms Against Cooties" - which is just a terrible name. It was this sentence that set my chaps on fire, however:...more

Your baby probably won't give you Ebola.

I found a great post prompt on SocialMoms.com the other day. It was titled, What Are Your Tips For Taking Care of Yourself? I was going to post a clever response here including “tips” like this: Sunburns are dangerous....more

Unexpected Realities of Parenthood

 Milo post visit to the playground!Whilst pregnant with Milo and in the days pre-pregnancy when I would sporadically (once a year at most I'd say!) imagine what i...more

I guess the fact that I can't drive and we live in a big city with plenty of transport options ...more

Totally sick dude

Ugh, today I have been feeling a bit under the weather, like I am coming down with something. Which is surprising because I haven't had so much as a cold in years. I've got the constitution of an ox, I have. But I don't look like one. Nor do I use my amazing constitution to pull ploughs or hay wagons.  ...more