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Mother of the year award

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I sit here writing to you on a grey, chilly wintery afternoon feeling a bit sorry for myself. I’m full of the snuffles, having been sick for 3 weeks with two colds and a sinus infection. I was taken aback to discover that you can actually catch a second cold before you have finished with the first one – a situation that seems grossly unfair to me! It’s clearly about time that I consulted our new Winter Ailments section to find out what I could do to get better.

Boys and girls are different

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Have you noticed that boys and girls are different? (and no, I don’t mean the obvious anatomical differences!). For those of us parenting both boys and girls, this can be a revelation.

When we were first planning a family, Ian was very keen to have a girl first. “A girl can look after her brothers, and make sure they don’t get into too much trouble!” he said (bear in mind that he comes from a family of three boys).

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Very busy first month

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Wow – what an amazing month October has been. We formally launched the site on Monday 16 October and we’ve been in a whirlwind of activity ever since!

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Welcome to Kiwi Families

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Thank you for visiting the Kiwi Families website – we hope to become your ongoing parenting buddy; with information and support available to you 24-7 whenever you might need it.

We have spent the last nine months creating this wonderfully rich website for you. You may have noticed that the delivery was overdue (and we had to go for an induction in the end!), but Kiwi Families has now been born.

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On a health kick

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February has been a funny month in our house – and that’s funny peculiar, not funny ha-ha!

Ian and I have gone on a health kick. I will freely admit that this has been spurred on by the insidious onset of middle age. Ian and I are both aged 43 and beset by the beginnings of middle-aged spread, as well as creaky joints.

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It’s getting easier

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Ian and I have recently had time to sit down together, enjoy an entire cup of (hot) coffee and talk to each other without interruption. This is weird. Very weird. This is an event that has not occurred for just over 7 years! Further evidence of our world having changed dramatically is that we each managed to read a book over Anniversary Weekend.

Christmas is coming

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As I write to you this month I have to admit to feeling more than a little off-colour; I’m unlucky to be suffering from a particularly nasty stomach bug called campylobacter (I’ve just read all about it in the Health Section). Putting my Pollyanna hat on, I can say that at least this will be the first December when I lose weight during the festive season, rather than gain it!

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