Father's Day when Daddy is away is a not as good as the other version. How do you make sure your kids are happy?
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!
... the mom just like me. I saw how when you entered the gym your two little girls were arguing, pushing and shoving each other. The elder one rushed through the turnstile and the younger one tried to follow, trying to emulate her sister, or retaliate, only to get smacked in the head by the… Continue reading I Saw You Today …
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
The topic of 'Can Women Have It All' is a very contentious one. There are many educated arguments, ranting blog posts, memes and feminist movements surrounding this one topic. Why do 'we', and by 'we' I mean everyone but mostly women, feel like it's some sort of challenge to be equal to a man. Or… Continue reading Having It All
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an Open Letter To My Husband About Mother’s Day. I know he read it so in the run up, expectiations were high. However during the week in the run up to Mother's Day, we realised we would have to tweak my 'wish list' so that it was a… Continue reading My Mother’s Day Spoils
My Sneaker Sleeper has struck again. Definition: A Sneaky Sleeper is someone who falls asleep when they shouldn't be sleeping. It usually refers to children who take daytime naps really late in the afternoon when mom turns her back for two minutes, and then can't fall asleep at bedtime because they are not tired. It also applies… Continue reading My Sneaky Sleeper
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’?
First off ... they call her "Gaya". I don't know why, no one questions it, that's just her name. My mom could not wait to be a granny. Then along came my first child and her entire world was 'made'. The I 'gave' her another grandchild and so now I'm her favourite child! (Kidding Bear!)… Continue reading Why My Girls’ Granny is the Best!