The countdown has begun to our school's annual 5-a-side Football tournament. It's huge! The school takes kids from 4 months old right up until the leave high school, Matric. The tournament is for all kids from grade RRR (age 3 - 4) until Matric (17 - 18 I think). So that means my eldest daughter… Continue reading Why Can’t I Say ‘No’?
Day 3 dawned at Afriski Mountain Resort. We were all tired, but eager to get up and actually see the resort since we'd arrived at night and couldn't make out much. To say that it was cold is an understatement! Temperature = -1.5°C (That's MINUS 1.5 degrees celcius!) Elevation = 3054m above sea level. Location… Continue reading 3 Countries In 3 Days: Day 3
First off ... they call her "Gaya". I don't know why, no one questions it, that's just her name. My mom could not wait to be a granny. Then along came my first child and her entire world was 'made'. The I 'gave' her another grandchild and so now I'm her favourite child! (Kidding Bear!)… Continue reading Why My Girls’ Granny is the Best!
Last Sunday we took the kids to Bounce at Menlyn Main Central Square in Pretoria. It is a trampoline park, and to say the girls had a ball is an understatement. An extract from their website describes it as follows: BOUNCE Menlyn Maine is a massive indoor trampoline park in Pretoria that provides an adrenaline rush for… Continue reading Bounce Trampoline Park
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… Continue reading So. Tired.
I am so excited I could almost burst. If you read my post from a few weeks ago you will know my husband and I are getting 3 days away to ourselves while my mom and step-dad come visit to look after the girls. Technically they are looking after the girls but I think we… Continue reading My Wanderlust
I got this text from my daughter's teacher a couple of weeks ago! Needless to say I was at once mortified and proud! I've been sitting on this for about two weeks, half ashamed, but definitely amused! Thank goodness she is also a mom and has a sense of humour, she has also now taught… Continue reading My secret is out!
Today is the last full day of the current school term and as always the girls bring home a lot of their artwork. Amongst the piles of paintings, drawings, etc, were these two pieces done by my youngest. I just love them, especially this one about fingerprints, the words are so poignant and worth remembering every… Continue reading Fingerprints and Footprints
When you are pregnant, it doesn't matter who you are or where you are, every Tammy, Darcy and Harriet is going to pass on their 'pearls of wisdom', however unwanted they may be. I get it NOW. You've gone through this life changing experience and you just want to share your knowledge, learnings and experiences… Continue reading Realistic Advice for New Moms
It certainly feels like it in South Africa anyway. The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting cooler. I feel like I'm running out of time, time for what I don't know but I am not a fan of winter, maybe that's what is making me feel a little anxious. The girls have one… Continue reading Are these the last days of summer?