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?
My husband and I love life. We like to be adventurous, have fun, really live our lives. We only get one go at it, so why not. My husband loves flying (small planes), riding his (very fast) motorbike, we go Zip-lining, and white-water rafting. We also simply drive on the road, and walk down the… Continue reading How Prepared Are You? Just In Case …
We've all heard the ranting that goes on when someone dares refer to any of us as 'just a mom' most of which has been said by ourselves. This is not that post. My eldest had a playdate yesterday with her bff and my youngest was devastated that she couldn't go with too. Instead I… Continue reading I Am More Than Just A Mom
I am fortunate that I have all my senses fully functional and good to go. As we are taught from a very early age, the five basic senses are: taste sight touch hearing smell Now if I had to rank those in order of how much I value or want them, it would have to… Continue reading My Most Valuable Sense
Lately I have been feeling older. I guess 35 isn't old, but it isn't young - is it middle age? I'm not sure, but here are a few signs that I am getting older: I caught myself tutting and rolling my eyes when I saw a local high school girl's (field) hockey team doing their practice… Continue reading Signs I’m Getting Old(er)
There have been a lot of posts recently about how mom's need to look after ourselves and not get swallowed up by being a mom. How we mustn't neglect our own needs etc. Well this is my version of that post. We all know what it's like, the parent who stays home with the kids… Continue reading The Little Things I Do For Me!
One of things I am trying to constantly remind my girls when they have one of their little fights is the power of their words. If they say nasty and unkind things to each other, how does that make their sister feel? If she said those words back, how would it make you feel? They… Continue reading How Do I Make You Feel?
From my limited experience with playdates & birthday parties, I have realised that there are basically two approaches to this potential mine field. You are the type of parent who will 'drop &run' (D&R). i.e. You drop you child off at the playdate and leave. You stay for the duration of the playdate. Now you… Continue reading The Playdate Dilemma
We've had a tough few days, my youngest and I. She's basically been coughing since Sunday night and has been off school for three days now. I've not slept properly for three nights. Mid-day yesterday she informed me that she wants to be a Pilot when she grows up. Sure, whatever you want sweetheart. … Continue reading Aspirations Of My 3 Year Old
Have you ever googled "Age Appropriate Chores for Children". This is what your screen will look like if you click on the Images tab. Everyone is an authority on this subject, or so it would seem. The funny thing is, they all same very similar things it's basically just a copy and paste and reformat… Continue reading Chores For My Children