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Parenting

Instagram RoundUp | April and May

Life has been so busy and so hectic the past few months that I completely missed doing my Instagram RoundUp post at the end of April, and now it’s already the end of May. What happened? The days are going by so quickly now. In a months time I will be waking up in my new home in the UK. I am trying not to think about it too much because then I might start to panic thinking about everything I need to do between now and then.

The last Instagram RoundUp I did was at the end of March. Instead of doing five per month and making this a really long post, I am just going to do the top three for April and the top three for May. So that’s the most liked posts for each month. So here goes …  Continue reading “Instagram RoundUp | April and May”

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Blogging, motherhood, Parenting, Reviews

#GirlMomsMeetUp – Was It A Success?

A few months ago, although it feels like yesterday, Charlene, Chanene and I decided to organise an event that was the type of event that we, as moms of girls, would actually want to attend. We wanted it to be focused on us as mothers, and our girls too. We also wanted to learn, discover and explore the market specifically targeting little girls between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. The #GirlMomsMeetUp was formed! You can read more about how this whole concept came about here.

Who Was There?

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education, motherhood, Parenting

Social Media And Our Kids – Are We Ready?

My kids are tech kids. They love watching the TV, iPads, YouTube and generally anything screen related. I don’t object to them using technology at all, in fact I embrace it. They have to understand it and know how to use it. But when it comes to social media and our kids, should we be cautious? At what age should we start to worry, or be concerned, or limit their screen time? Whether we like it or not, their future will revolve around technology.

It’s that last bit that scares me.

I recently attended a talk organized by our school. The talk was by social media law expert, Emma Sadlier of The Digital Law Company.

I attended the talk more as a mommy blogger, rather than as a parent. I was interested to hear a professional talk on the subject. At the back of my mind I always tell myself that my girls are still young, I don’t have to worry too much about all the bad stuff on the net, yet.

I mean, I watch them watch YouTube, right? I put the PG rating setting on so they’ll be okay, right? I’m a blogger, I run a parenting blog. I know social media, I will be able to protect them when the time comes, right? Continue reading “Social Media And Our Kids – Are We Ready?”

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Parenting

#Dreamteam Linky – Week 104

I can’t believe it! I am a guest host for one of the coolest linkys out there, the #Dreamteam linky! This is THE linky to link to on a Tuesday morning from 06.00am (UK Time). I will try to be cool about this, but that’s probably not going to happen! The #Dreamteam linky is one of the first linkys I joined when I started blogging. It is one of the best ways to discover new blogs and read some inspirational and relatable blog posts.

The #Dreamteam linky is hosted by Annette from 3 Little Buttons, and Heather from Shank You Very Much! The linky is open to posts from everyone everywhere. All posts are welcome, parenting, travel, creative, hilarious – this is the place to be! Thanks ladies for having me along for the week. I hope I don’t mess it up! (There I go, being cool n’all!)

On to the Linky … Continue reading “#Dreamteam Linky – Week 104”

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Just For Laughs, motherhood, Parenting

Girl Mom Hack | How To Avoid Losing The Doll Shoes!

Moms of boys always complain about standing on lego. Well that may be painful, but as a mom of girls I can attest to the fact that standing on a tiny sharp and pointy doll shoe is equally as painful! Now I can’t help you lego moms, but I do have an awesome hack for all moms of girls to solve the show problem.

I don’t know about your kids, but my girls like to immediately undress their new dolls. They swap the clothes and the shoes and have an awesome time! And then a week later, everything looks a little over-loved, and the dolls start to resemble a 20-year-old at the end of the night after a bit too much partying! Her clothes are all disheveled and she’s lost her shoes!! Continue reading “Girl Mom Hack | How To Avoid Losing The Doll Shoes!”

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education, motherhood, Our Relocation Journey, Parenting

Why I Chose Wise Eye Reading Academy

When we decided to make the move to the UK, I was filled with huge anxiety. The main trigger for this, at the top of my quite extensive list, is helping the girls to adjust to their new lives as we make them move across the world to a place they’ve never been. One of the biggest issues I know they are going to face is with their schooling. That is why I contacted our local Wise Eye Reading Academy.

What Did I Want To Achieve? Why is their reading ability so important to me?

Children in South Africa go to Grade One when they are six-years-old turning seven, or later. Children in the UK go to Grade One the September after they turn four! Now, I am not a teacher, I have not thoroughly compared the curriculum between the two countries educational systems. I am just a mom who is filled with anxiety as I stress and worry about how I can best help my children to ‘catch-up’ as much as they can before we get to the UK. Continue reading “Why I Chose Wise Eye Reading Academy”