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Learning a foreign language

The pro is that you can converse with someone in another language, possibly making that person more comfortable. The con is that you may be talking to someone but excluding other people that are with you.

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The History of Theatre…..not what we think it is?

The history of theatre is actually a history of the portrayal of real life experiences, which has evolved into stories adapted ( Shakespeare) and musicals ( Les Miserable/ Sound of Music).

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What to call your boyfriend?

My boyfriend hates ‘boyfriend’. I hate Partner. I’m not gay. You are a MAN – not a non-gender specific person. I am a WOMAN. We are heterosexual. Should I call him that?

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As they grow up….do we grow up too?

Now despite them wanting to be treated like adults, they still act like petulant children, no older than 10. Not always, but often.

Durban Bunny Chow

This curry recipe came from Grey Street in Durban, and was traditionally made not of bunnies, but mutton. During the Great Depression, all races in Durban, South Africa, went hungry like everyone else.

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The disease of ‘more’

Because what we have never is enough – no matter how much you want, you what more, so in your mind, you always have less. The wanting or ‘more’ is leading to greed on a global scale. Clearly not a healthy way to live or think.

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What’s your child’s currency?

I’m not sure that it’s the right way to go. I’m not sure it’s the wrong one. I am very confused about it.
I have two kids, and only one has a currency and the other doesn’t.

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Teaching kids financial skills

Don’t just let them flail about spending recklessly, and prop them up with endless funds from the Bank of Mom. That’s not helping them, that’s enabling them, like giving drug addicts a drug, or alcoholics a drink. It’s not a good thing.

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It never rains but it pours

You know why people say “don’t put off what you can do today” ? Because if you do, it’ll be something you have to do outside, and it’ll RAIN!

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Life skills and University

Who says the Stanford University dean is right (along with all the other people that have written articles and books on the subject) – perhaps they are all wrong.

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

3 ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies!! How can a recipe get any easier than that? Better yet… it only takes 10 minutes to throw together so you can do it before the children come home.

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A great Common Sense idea

        So, I’ve been listening to people, and parents and other individuals. Know what? I’ve come to the conclusions that the whole world suffers from a lack of Common Sense. Serious –  lack – of – common – sense. So I came up with a brilliant idea. Most people can’t stand my […]

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Long holidays with teenagers

Movies are expensive – days in the park don’t interest teenagers. Xbox does. Holidays can become expensive.

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