My kids are sick, mainly the older one, but both of them. Their symptoms have ranged from a persistent cough lasting about 3 weeks, to stomach ache, to raging fevers of almost 40 degrees the past two nights in a row, runny noses (that's being polite), weeping eyes, you name it, they have it! Before… Continue reading How To Survive Your Sick Kids
Welcome to my latest edition of #ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail. This week I decided I'd share my own stories. I have many wins and many fails, but the two I'm about to share always stick out for me as the most memorable. You'll see why ... trust me, they're huge! My ParentingWin would have to be… Continue reading #ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail ft. Me
A few weeks ago I was having a rough afternoon with the girls. "Rough" as in they were bored out of their minds and driving me crazy. All I wanted was for them to find a task to do that would keep them busy long enough for me to pour a glass of wine, and maybe… Continue reading 7 Genius Ideas To Keep Kids Busy AND Get Stuff Done!
Welcome back to my latest #Instaweek Round-up. It's week 3 in the series, and things were a little tough this week. You can read about our horrific day on Monday here. Fortunately things picked up towards Friday, and I even managed to get a fun #friyay post out late Friday evening. They Were Bored … Honest! … Continue reading My #Instaweek Round Up – Week 3
If you read my post from last week about the bird that flew into my house and then proceeded to shit purple shit all over the place, you will understand my problem. If not, here is a brief recap: there are 2 bushes off my verandah that have hear dark purple berries on them. The… Continue reading They Were Bored … Honest!
You know that kind of rage you feel when your ears get hot! That's the rage that overtook me the other day and only my good breeding and the fact that my parents raised me to be polite and respectful are the only reasons I held my tongue. That and the fact that talking to a wall… Continue reading Why Two Is Enough For Us
For the last two days my eldest daughter is obviously having a growth spurt - she is two months away from turning 6 and leads a very busy little life with school, swimming, dancing, football, tennis, fighting her sister ... Very. Busy. The last few days she has literally been eating every half an hour.… Continue reading She Said What?
We had quite the weekend here in our house: A black eye, plate smashing, broken furniture. Seriously, you can't make this stuff up. This is a list of the injuries and breakages suffered (mostly) at the hands of my children mostly. 1. The least serious of all, but maybe most expensive on the list: the bathroom cupboard… Continue reading A Catalogue Of Weekend Injuries
In an effort to cheer myself up from what has been a pretty rough few days of motherhood, and in advance of tonight's favourite day of each term "Parents evening", whilst still being true to my sarcastic wine loving self, I thought I would share a few of my favourite memes, jokes and pinterest worthy… Continue reading Cheer Up, Buttercup!
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’?