Dorky Mum

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Dorky Mum
I'm Ruth Dawkins - a 30 year old Scottish woman, currently living in Hobart, Tasmania with my husband and four year old son. My blog is about parenting, politics, photography, travel... and anything else that takes my fancy.
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  • Nine 4 days ago And so, he is nine. What a big year it has been. New teeth, new teacher, new school. New rules and expectations. Sad goodbyes, happy hellos, and a whole lot of laughter. If I had to choose a word to sum up eight-year-old DorkySon, I think it would be resilient. The boy whose legs used […]
  • Running 3 months ago It is running season here. I’m not a matchy-matchy clothes kind of runner. There’s no Lorna Jane activewear lurking in my drawer. Instead, I wear one of DorkyDad’s old gym vests that I rescued from the op shop pile. There are battered trainers that I should probably get around to replacing,...
  • 2017: Finding my Voice 5 months ago 2017, what a year. A year when nuclear war suddenly became something imaginable; when it took video footage of a dying polar bear to get climate change back on the agenda; and when rickets returned to Tory-run Britain. It was the year when two days before Christmas I found DorkySon using his toy...
  • 150+ Boredom Box Ideas 5 months ago I don’t plan to duplicate content very often between my work website and this blog, but I’ve got a post up over on my writing site today that I think will hold equal appeal to the freelance folks who follow me over there, and the parenting folks who follow me over here. In what is […]
  • November in Tasmania: Spring Turns into Summer 5 months ago It was a teasing start to spring in Tasmania, with several weeks that lurched between glorious sunshine one day and snow the next. I got a little over-excited when we finally had a few warm days in a row, and put all our winter clothes away in the cupboard. Goodbye to those puff jackets and […]

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