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!
Last Sunday we took the kids to Bounce at Menlyn Main Central Square in Pretoria. It is a trampoline park, and to say the girls had a ball is an understatement. An extract from their website describes it as follows: BOUNCE Menlyn Maine is a massive indoor trampoline park in Pretoria that provides an adrenaline rush for… Continue reading Bounce Trampoline Park
There have been a lot of posts recently about how mom's need to look after ourselves and not get swallowed up by being a mom. How we mustn't neglect our own needs etc. Well this is my version of that post. We all know what it's like, the parent who stays home with the kids… Continue reading The Little Things I Do For Me!
One of things I am trying to constantly remind my girls when they have one of their little fights is the power of their words. If they say nasty and unkind things to each other, how does that make their sister feel? If she said those words back, how would it make you feel? They… Continue reading How Do I Make You Feel?
As soon as the Trolls movie came out, we went to watch it at the movies. You can read my review of that here. As I predicted, my house is now littered with troll toys, towels, caps, t-shirts, sunglasses, etc. The only thing the kids don't have yet are the Trolls duvet-cover and curtains. At… Continue reading Trolls – The Soundtrack Of My Weekend!
For the past 10 days I have been working on costumes for the girls. Their (Catholic) school celebrates Shrove Tuesday every year by having a fancy-dress day. Each year or class gets their own theme, and then the older years run a contest to determine a winner. For the younger kids (pre-school), it's not supposed… Continue reading When Your Kids Hurt Your Feelings
I originally took the photo in my featured image because as I went to tidy up their shoes left exactly like that, it struck me how different they are. At that exact moment I heard them laughing together in their shared bedroom. It was one of a million tiny moments in time where my heart… Continue reading My Daughters Are Sisters
At a follow up appointment at the Dentist this morning the receptionist came to ask me if they were both mine. I asked why, and she said that they were getting along so well and playing so nicely she thought maybe they were friends. (Clearly a fellow mom). At that point I actually considered the… Continue reading The Fighting 🙈