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’?
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.
As parents we often complain about how inquisitive our kids are. If you try to tell me that the "But why mom?" doesn't get to you, you're a liar! It gets to all of us! But there are some questions us as parents ask every day, which, in my opinion, must be rhetorical because the… Continue reading Top 5 Questions all Parents want Answers to … or do we?
I loved living in the UK. I was 19 when I got there and for the next ten years I loved most of my time there. I made awesome friends, traveled, learnt some invaluable life lessons, met my future-husband, lots of good things happened. And then some not so good things. And then we left. Before anyone… Continue reading Why I’m Glad We Left The UK
What a profound statement this one is. It basically covers all potentially stressful situations in my life! I really have nothing more to say. In the words of Elsa ... "Let It Go".
Yes, believe it or not, there is one. I got some lovely comments on my recent post: My Surprise Threenager. I have to say, most were other parents commiserating with me, sharing their experiences, and best wishes for the future. That's parenting sharing. Then I got a comment from the lovely Nicole over at Tales from Mamaville.… Continue reading The Lighter Side of Three
Don't worry, I'm not surprised I HAVE a threenager, I'm just surprised she is one. Anyone who knows me, or indeed read some of my earlier posts, will know that my eldest daughter and I have had a somewhat rocky past. Most of her rage induced tantrum's stem from clothing. She HATES anything restrictive, anything remotely warm,… Continue reading My Surprise Threenager
With my husband on his new healthy lifestyle plan, the girls and I have adopted many of his new eating habits. For example: we tried Quinoa for the first time, and I ended up making a really yummy chicken, quinoa, mushroom & peppers dish which we all loved. we have switched from white bread to… Continue reading Pick Your Battles
A few weeks ago, we redecorated most of our bedroom. My husband painted the walls, we made our very own DIY Hanging Headboard, we bought new curtains, new bedding, etc. There are still a few things to do like new bedside lamps etc but it is January and we are now waiting for pay-day. Along with… Continue reading What is the point of Throw Pillows?
This is me ... Every. Single. Day! And here are a few more that made me chuckle through my yawns.