Free children’s book – Is free worth it?

A few days ago, I downloaded a free children’s book from Amazon. The story was good. It really was, but the copy-editing was so awful that while I read it out loud to my kids, I kept stumbling over poor punctuation, format and layout. They totally lost interest whilst I …

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Hello Allergies! 

How stupid I was. How naive. There I was basking in the warm glow of Spring, forgetting the last 38 years of my life. Spring has sprung, and with it … my annual dose of debilitating hayfever thanks to allergies!! I’m not exaggerating … Just when I thought it was …

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Thinking of what to feed them … Every. Single. Day!

I don’t know about you, but one of the ‘chores’ of being a mum that I absolutely loathe is thinking of what to feed them every single day of my life! By ‘them’ I mean my family. The effort and coordination it takes when you have to decide what meal to …

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Spring Has Sprung

Following on from my ‘Spring Hat’ post from yesterday. A Spring Hat … By Friday, I have to confess, Spring kind of took me by surprise this year. We’ve been living in central South Africa (the Free State, or as my husband likes to call it “the States”) for about 17 …

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A Spring Hat … By Friday

This was the instructions received yesterday … Craft a hat for your child to wear to the Spring Picnic on Friday. Cool! Except, I am NOT a “crafty mom”. I panicked. I jumped on Pinterest, pinned a load of super spectacular crafted hats, ran out and bought a glue gun, …

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Rewards … Let’s hope it works!

To say that I am a shouter is an understatement. I tend to yell, shout and scream at my kids for what feels like ALL DAY! I take consolation in the fact that there are hundreds of those meme cards out there where mom’s try to explain how frustrating it …