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Month: November 2015

Taking the Leap of Faith

Sometimes you find yourself forced to make a leap of faith.  Two of the most obvious challenges facing parents of many kids, like Cath and I, are time and money.  As we touched on in the previous episode, each child requires a certain amount of attention, as well as feeding, schooling, clothing, educating, medicating, and a myriad other things that…

Public response to tragedy: The five stages

The recent attacks in Paris (and so many other cities around the world, before and after) shocked the world, in the way that only terrorist attacks do.  But as the days passed, while people mourned, looked for somebody to blame, or swore revenge, I noticed a pattern in how the public responds to tragedy.  I’ve noticed these common threads form over…

On having five kids

Welcome to the third episode of the Now Look Here podcast, in which your hosts reveal themselves to be the parents of five kids, even though they are not Catholic, do know about contraception and do have other ways to entertain themselves! Having five kids is hard, but it has its benefits.  All those cute little smiles around the breakfast…

The name is Bond. Domestic Bond.

With the recent release of the Bond film, “Spectre” in cinemas, we took the opportunity to discuss James Bond films in general, and Daniel Craig in particular. Specifically, we exploited our limited knowledge of the franchise to analyse whether or not James Bond would be any good in the real world, with toddlers and a mortgage. We also have a…