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Dame Susan Devoy

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Fathers… It is fifteen years since my father passed away, just six weeks after our first son was born. My husband John’s father passed way before he was…

Talk to your children about the Important Stuff. Taking the time to talk… and not lecture your children about the important issues is sometimes really hard. More often…

Much has been said lately about wrapping your kids up in cotton wool. I have been as guilty as most about being over protective, however the more kids…

I spoke at a function the other night to raise money for a wonderful woman who has Her2 breast cancer. I don’t know the woman or her friends…

This month our eldest son turned 15. Everyone I know has an opinion on whether he should or shouldn’t get his learners drivers license; everyone that is apart…

Our Super Mum Susan has recently been in Europe with her boys on the “trip of a lifetime”.  This article tracks her trip home to NZ Thankfully my…

The catalyst for my column this month was provided by a Member who wrote in with concerns regarding her all-boy family and their intense sibling rivalry. I’m not…

Having four children contributes to a heavy workload and I often say that I have too many children and not enough husbands. Or, as someone corrected me recently,…

I have succumbed to the “but everybody else has” argument in allowing my two eldest sons to have mobile phones. According to them, every child eleven years and…