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I Can’t Keep Calm, I’m a Soccer Mom!

The day has finally arrived. After weeks of practicing and planning, and counting down of sleeps, tomorrow is finally the annual school 5-a-side soccer tournament. It's gonna be huge. The school caters for kids from 4 months old until matric (last year of high school). Everyone from the age of 3 up gets assigned teams of… Continue reading I Can’t Keep Calm, I’m a Soccer Mom!

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Another Excuse

We make many excuses in our daily lives. Excuses for why we are late. Excuses for why the kids' hair is a mess. Excuses for why the dinner is dry. The best excuse I have heard today though is that today is ... *drum roll please* ... dun dun dun daaa ... National Wine Day!… Continue reading Another Excuse

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Having It All

The topic of 'Can Women Have It All' is a very contentious one. There are many educated arguments, ranting blog posts, memes and feminist movements surrounding this one topic. Why do 'we', and by 'we' I mean everyone but mostly women, feel like it's some sort of challenge to be equal to a man. Or… Continue reading Having It All

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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,… Continue reading A Bird In My House!

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Change Comes Calling, Eventually

Change comes around often in the early years of parenting. You go from pregnant to being responsible for an entire human in one dramatic instant. You embrace the change. You adjust. You learn. You try. You go from one, to two, to three ... each time it's a new change, adjustment, learning curve. You never… Continue reading Change Comes Calling, Eventually

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#Instaweek Round-Up: Week 1

I have decided to do a post each week featuring my Top 5 photos on Instagram from that week. So here goes: No. 5 is this quote that my husband sent me. I loved it and was quite proud that he sent it to me so posted it on a whim. I think it's lovely.… Continue reading #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 1

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Birthday Party Politics

Birthday Party Politics. I'm not talking about adults, or teenagers, they can sort themselves out and live with the consequences. I'm talking about children. Little kids' birthday parties. When planning a party there are a number of things you have to take into consideration: Date - is your child's birthday in the middle of the… Continue reading Birthday Party Politics

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What Happened To Competition?

When did the word 'competition' become a dirty word, not to be uttered for fear of being made to feel guilty for wanting more, or for fear of offending everyone?  I read a post today that got me all fired up, enough to actually put my fingers to my keyboard and write this post. It was… Continue reading What Happened To Competition?

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How To Keep Warm & Save Money This Winter

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not a fan of the colder months. At all. In fact the cold weather is one of the main reasons I chose to return to Africa from the UK. Our last winter there in 2010 was spent with six weeks of frozen snow on our front garden.… Continue reading How To Keep Warm & Save Money This Winter

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My Mother’s Day Spoils

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an Open Letter To My Husband About Mother’s Day. I know he read it so in the run up, expectiations were high. However during the week in the run up to Mother's Day, we realised we would have to tweak my 'wish list' so that it was a… Continue reading My Mother’s Day Spoils