From the category archives:


I don’t care what anyone tells you, no amount of pre-natal classes can truly prepare a husband for attending the birth of his child.
Yes, you have some inkling of the general timing; the concept that as the frequency of contractions increases one should proceed swiftly to the hospital. Ditto the importance of remaining calm and [...]


The Letter.

May 16, 2010

in Laughter, Wisdom

A girl went off to college and for a long time she didn’t contact her parents. Feeling guilty, she wrote them a letter. This was the letter that she wrote.

 Dear Mum and Dad,
Since I left for college, I have been remiss in writing and I’m sorry for my thoughtlessness in not having written before. I’ll [...]


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You know your daughter is becoming a teenager when she asks if joining you on a cycle ride is going to result in her having ‘big legs’.
I chuckled to myself and explained that she would not turn into a freak of nature after a nice cruise on our mountain bikes. The idea was to join [...]


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Celebrity Heads
The aim of this game is to guess which famous person you are. Choose one person to be a ‘celebrity’ for each round and stick a name to their forehead.We have a selection of crazy hats that we pin famous names on. Each ‘celebrity’ can ask as many questions as desired with only yes [...]


Nine words women use

February 28, 2010

in Laughter, Women

FINE: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.
FIVE MINUTES: If she is getting dressed,
this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the [...]

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Well friends I just HAD to share this with you. I opened my inbox today and found this hilarious message sent to me from Michaela (familyroom girl extraordinare). This is definitely one to share. I have no idea where it comes from so am unable to give credit where credit is due. So, whoever put [...]


One for the girls

June 8, 2009

in Laughter

Well, here’s something that came to me and made me smile. After reading, I knew we needed to post it on the blog. You may have received it too and, if so, no apologies because it is DEFINITELY WORTH THE READ. Whether you’ve seen it once, twice or seventy-eight times, it hits home in some [...]


A little while ago, I sat down and tried to think of an outdoor activity that we could all do as a family. Something that was new for all of us, that would be challenging for the girls but would also be of interest to both my wife and I.
I thought about horse-riding. I was [...]


Something Funny

January 29, 2009

in Laughter

As you know, very rarely do I share email forwards, they have to be very funny in order for me to press send. Well, last night our great friend, Mark, sent something that gave me a chuckle. I shared it with my mum (who, by the way, has a great sense of humor) and she [...]


Forrest Goes to Heaven

January 12, 2009

in Laughter

Hello all. I hope today is a good day for everyone.
I woke this morning to find a forward from my mum and after reading it I knew I had to forward it and share it with as many as possible. This forward comes from a Forrest Gump story. Like many of you I have learned [...]