Fri 21 September 2018
Together the trio take on the news and gossip that have had parents and carers chatting, Whatsapp-ing, and texting over the past week.
How did you get around your parents’ rules as a kid?
When we were growing up as kids there were plenty of rules. Shevonne's parents used to hide the chocolate biscuits from her sister but she would always find them, and Shevonne would read well past lights-out, turning her bedside lamp off if she heard her parents come close.
How did you get around rules when you were a kid, and do your children try similar exploits now?
I remember when I was a kid and wasn’t allowed to watch TV, the minute I heard my dad’s car in the driveway I clicked to a sports channel first and then the news channel and then off so if he hit “previous” I wouldn’t get caught.— Nicole Cliffe (@Nicole_Cliffe) September 14, 2018
Does becoming a parent kill spontaneity?
One of the main things parents miss after having children is the spontaneity of their previous life. It can be challenging to fit all the ‘things’ – work, school, day care, extended family and friends – into one week. When was the last time you were spontaneous with your family?
Are businesses still failing working mums?
Wendy Tuohy wrote an article in the Fairfax Press titled Let’s stop pretending working mothers are getting a fair go. She cited the fact that three high-profile women (Jessica Rowe, Em Rusciano and Maddi Wright) have left their jobs to focus on their families.
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I quit my job. You know when 'growing up' you don't know what you want to do in life...well I've recently found it. I LOVE my job. BUT I love my kids more. And now I'm taking some time out to be mum again. Some may be able to balance it but I can't. Not mentally. I'm ALWAYS tired and unfortunately my kids get the worst of me. They get zombie mum. They get mum that sits on the couch and hopes they entertain themselves. So I'm going to take some time out...do fun shit...be WITH my kids. ❤
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Em took exception to being in the article. Saying that while she appreciated the sentiment, she’s not ‘throwing away what she loves’ to stay home, that she’s passionate about her career and will continue to be a working mum.
Are businesses still failing working mums, or is it more about personal choice?
What is the most ridiculous reason your child has had a tantrum?
Shevonne's son once had a tantrum because he couldn’t get his hands to stick to the wall (with blu tac), so he could climb the wall like Gecko from PJ Masks. Her daughter had a meltdown when she was about three because the ice block was 'too cold'. What have been the funniest reasons for tantrums in your home?
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