Goodbye-for-now
Blogging, Immigration, motherhood, Our Relocation Journey, Parenting

Goodbye For Now | Making Moves

It’s time to face the facts and say goodbye. After planning our move to the UK for what feels like forever but it’s really only been about four months, I finally feel like things are coming together.

With 11 days until we get on the plane, life is crazy hectic.

I feel like I am neglecting my blog, but the reality is that I just don’t have the time or the energy to sit and write a proper blog post.

A quick update on how the girls are coping

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motherhood, Parenting

When One Child Needs You More Than The Other

I am the proud mom of two little girls. Two amazing little girls who are as individual and unique as you ever did get. Not just in looks but in behaviour and character as well. My eldest daughter is an amazing child. She is clever, good at sports, kind, generous and she feels things very deeply. However, it is very apparent that she is very ‘needy’. Emotionally needy. So what do we do when one child needs you more than the other?

Lately I have found myself confiding in my youngest daughter to please help me when it comes to ‘managing’ my eldest. To put this into perspective, the youngest is 5 in two weeks time, and the eldest is 7 in about a months time. When I do this, I feel so guilty. #momguilt

I shouldn’t have to do that. She’s so little. But the fact is that I need her cooperation in order to actually achieve what is required. Continue reading “When One Child Needs You More Than The Other”

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Blogging, motherhood, Parenting, Reviews

#GirlMomsMeetUp – Was It A Success?

A few months ago, although it feels like yesterday, Charlene, Chanene and I decided to organise an event that was the type of event that we, as moms of girls, would actually want to attend. We wanted it to be focused on us as mothers, and our girls too. We also wanted to learn, discover and explore the market specifically targeting little girls between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. The #GirlMomsMeetUp was formed! You can read more about how this whole concept came about here.

Who Was There?

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education, motherhood, Parenting

Social Media And Our Kids – Are We Ready?

My kids are tech kids. They love watching the TV, iPads, YouTube and generally anything screen related. I don’t object to them using technology at all, in fact I embrace it. They have to understand it and know how to use it. But when it comes to social media and our kids, should we be cautious? At what age should we start to worry, or be concerned, or limit their screen time? Whether we like it or not, their future will revolve around technology.

It’s that last bit that scares me.

I recently attended a talk organized by our school. The talk was by social media law expert, Emma Sadlier of The Digital Law Company.

I attended the talk more as a mommy blogger, rather than as a parent. I was interested to hear a professional talk on the subject. At the back of my mind I always tell myself that my girls are still young, I don’t have to worry too much about all the bad stuff on the net, yet.

I mean, I watch them watch YouTube, right? I put the PG rating setting on so they’ll be okay, right? I’m a blogger, I run a parenting blog. I know social media, I will be able to protect them when the time comes, right? Continue reading “Social Media And Our Kids – Are We Ready?”

Girl-moms-hack
Just For Laughs, motherhood, Parenting

Girl Mom Hack | How To Avoid Losing The Doll Shoes!

Moms of boys always complain about standing on lego. Well that may be painful, but as a mom of girls I can attest to the fact that standing on a tiny sharp and pointy doll shoe is equally as painful! Now I can’t help you lego moms, but I do have an awesome hack for all moms of girls to solve the show problem.

I don’t know about your kids, but my girls like to immediately undress their new dolls. They swap the clothes and the shoes and have an awesome time! And then a week later, everything looks a little over-loved, and the dolls start to resemble a 20-year-old at the end of the night after a bit too much partying! Her clothes are all disheveled and she’s lost her shoes!! Continue reading “Girl Mom Hack | How To Avoid Losing The Doll Shoes!”

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education, motherhood, Our Relocation Journey, Parenting

Why I Chose Wise Eye Reading Academy

When we decided to make the move to the UK, I was filled with huge anxiety. The main trigger for this, at the top of my quite extensive list, is helping the girls to adjust to their new lives as we make them move across the world to a place they’ve never been. One of the biggest issues I know they are going to face is with their schooling. That is why I contacted our local Wise Eye Reading Academy.

What Did I Want To Achieve? Why is their reading ability so important to me?

Children in South Africa go to Grade One when they are six-years-old turning seven, or later. Children in the UK go to Grade One the September after they turn four! Now, I am not a teacher, I have not thoroughly compared the curriculum between the two countries educational systems. I am just a mom who is filled with anxiety as I stress and worry about how I can best help my children to ‘catch-up’ as much as they can before we get to the UK. Continue reading “Why I Chose Wise Eye Reading Academy”