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The Following Is Based On True Events

I don’t know why, but I have always enjoyed reading ‘A day in my life’ features. So, in the hope, I am not alone in this, please find my own contribution to the field....
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Dear Parents of America,

Dear Parents of America, I don’t know how you do it. As the news broke last week, and the death toll rose, and then the children started speaking out, so brilliantly and bravely, all I...
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Raising Bilingual Kids Is A Pain In The Arse

They’ll be grateful when they’re older” I get told pretty often. Of course, it’s very important for my children to understand their heritage BUT - at the same time - I have to deal...
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Mother Language Day: It’s all about YOU

Happy Mother Language day! That’s right, 21st of February has been declared International Mother Language day by the United Nations. If you think this has nothing to do with you, hold up! Let me break it...



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Emily’s Journey Through Cancer – Part Four

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Q Is For: (bloody) Questions

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