Blogging, family, Holiday, motherhood, Parenting

How To Embrace The School Holidays

We are halfway through week one of the three week school holidays here in South Africa. The fact that we’re that far in and I’m only getting around to publishing this post now is the exact point of this post.

Let’s be honest here, those of us who are Stay-At-Home-Moms, love the school term. As tough as the morning routine is to get them up, get them fed, get them dressed and get them to school on time, without someone crying, is a challenge, but we do it because we know that on the other side of the mountain is our ‘reward’ – we get ‘time’.  Continue reading “How To Embrace The School Holidays”

Blogging, marriage, motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom

My Sneaky Sleeper 

My Sneaker Sleeper has struck again.

Definition: A Sneaky Sleeper is someone who falls asleep when they shouldn’t be sleeping. It usually refers to children who take daytime naps really late in the afternoon when mom turns her back for two minutes, and then can’t fall asleep at bedtime because they are not tired. It also applies to husbands and fathers who sneak off to nap, leaving mom to deal with the kids on her own … again, but that’s a whole new post on it’s own, I won’t elaborate now.  Continue reading “My Sneaky Sleeper “

The Quality of Sleep
Blogging, family, motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom

The Quality of Sleep

As parents of small humans, for the first few years of their lives one of the top 3 things that consume our lives is sleep, along with feeding them and keeping them safe.

In order for the kids to have a good night’s sleep, they need a full tummy, a dry bum, and a good routine – you can read more on my kid’s routine here in an earlier post I did: Why Their Routine Is Good For Me. Continue reading “The Quality of Sleep”

Parenting

Why Their Routine Is Good For Me

I am a firm believer and advocate of routine.

In my mind I’m still a free bird aged somewhere around 22, who is up for a party at short notice; after work drinks that turn into a full on weeknight bender; buying that last minute short break away; jump in the car and head to a neighbouring country for the weekend kind of girl.

Unfortunately, the reality is that I’m a thirty something year old mom of two little girls, with no babysitters in sight. Continue reading “Why Their Routine Is Good For Me”