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If Moms Designed Plasters! 

My girls love plasters! Love them! My youngest is actually bordering on having haemophobia so I never run out of them. Never!! I’m not exaggerating here.

I, however, am fast running out of excuses, plasters, money to buy more, and patience! I am also sick of the same few plaster prints out there. Even the girls are bored of the same old cartoon characters available in the local stores.

That got me thinking, if I could design my own version of plasters, what would they say? Well, below is a selection of the ‘pc’ version of my imaginary plasters. I call this range:

“If Moms Designed Plasters”

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I Am The Queen Of Procrastination

Actually, I’m ‘The Queen’ of a lot of things and have been labeled that many times in my life … ‘The Lazy Queen’ (not so nice), the ‘Wine Queen’ (I’ll take that one).

One label I own in a self-resignation kind of way is ‘The Queen of Procrastination’.  Continue reading “I Am The Queen Of Procrastination”

5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids
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5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids 

House hunting with kids is not for the faint hearted!

In fact you really need to have your wits about you or be medicated – there is no in-between. Really! Please … hear what I am saying?! This is not an exaggeration! Continue reading “5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids “

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Spacing Your Kids

The age gap between my girls is 23 months apart. When we went for the first scan the Dr actually told us the baby was due on her sister’s birthday. Cue ALL the jokes about “Do you guys only do ‘it’ once a year?” – that got tired real quick! 😂

Actually, if I had gotten pregnant as soon as we started trying for number two it would have been a lot closer, but clearly God knew what he was doing because we had to wait 10 months before I conceived my youngest. I know many many people have children a lot closer than my two are, but I really did struggle to cope with two littles for the first two years. I am not ashamed to admit it.

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#ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail ft. itsadrama

This week’s edition of my new series, #ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail comes from the lovely Liz Deacle who blogs over at itsadrama. She’s an ex-pat homeschooling mama of teens, currently living in NZ.

I love Liz’s blog because she is so honest and so funny. Her posts always cheer me up whilst also dealing with important parenting issues. When she agreed to be featured on my new series I knew it was going to be an awesome post.  Continue reading “#ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail ft. itsadrama”

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How To Survive Your Sick Kids

My kids are sick, mainly the older one, but both of them. Their symptoms have ranged from a persistent cough lasting about 3 weeks, to stomach ache, to raging fevers of almost 40 degrees the past two nights in a row, runny noses (that’s being polite), weeping eyes, you name it, they have it!

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A Bird In My House
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A Bird In My House!

There I was, sitting in my home office, minding my own business, when I heard a strange thumping sound coming from the lounge.

My heart stopped, and in a millisecond I considered just locking myself in the office and hiding from whoever was ransacking my house.

Then I realised, I’m an adult, don’t be pathetic, I live in the most secure residential complex in town, it’s more likely one of the neighbours cats who needs to be caught, named and shamed on the complex’s whatsapp group. (Okay, I’m only ‘kind of’ an adult.) Continue reading “A Bird In My House!”

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Do You Have "Mom Brain"?

Today is May the 4th. When I was tagged in yet another May The Fourth picture, I started to realise that maybe I’m missing something here because all these lovely people who are tagging me can’t possibly know that I have never watched Star Wars, and therefore won’t get the joke they are all kindly trying to include me in. It must be a joke.   Continue reading “Do You Have "Mom Brain"?”

Im Giving Up Wine Joke Wine Wednesday
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Cheer Up, Buttercup!

In an effort to cheer myself up from what has been a pretty rough few days of motherhood, and in advance of tonight’s favourite day of each term “Parents evening”, whilst still being true to my sarcastic wine loving self, I thought I would share a few of my favourite memes, jokes and pinterest worthy pins.

Note: Please don’t read on if you left your sense of humour on the delivery table! 

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So. Tired.

This is a post about how just when you think you’re finally winning at parenting your kids remind you that they do and always will, have the upper hand. It looks at how they use their very best methods to ‘clip your wings’ and bring you ‘back down to earth’!

We went up to Pretoria yesterday morning, and after doing a few family visits, we took the kids to Bounce, one of the new trampoline parks that have recently opened up in Gauteng. Look out for my review later in the week. It really was a great outing for the kids.

After that we stayed over with friends and had a lovely dinner and few glasses of wine.

This morning all the other adults left to go to work and I waited out the commuter traffic before starting the long solo journey home with the kids (4 hours of driving with two kids, alone).

As soon as I started trying to get the kids dressed … is when the fight started. (Check out the link for jokes in this theme).  Continue reading “So. Tired.”