Tag: school

Pens, pencils, erasers: Where do they all go?

A note came home from my daughter’s school the other day. Us mums and dads have been asked to double check our kids have the stationery they need as many are “lacking essential items” such as pens, pencils and erasers.

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Sewing: not women’s work

You’ve probably heard the story: a well-known retailer stuck a poorly-worded label in some of its school uniform. The label suggested the reinforced hems in its clothing would stay in place making “less work for mum” who wouldn’t have to sew them up again.

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Random things my kids like

The sheer randomness of childhood is one of its joys. Unconstrained by society’s rules, kids can get away with liking all sorts of things.

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