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
It is week two of the Easter School Holidays. We are starting to get a bit bored, and my purse is a bit empty so I've pulled together a few links to activities to do with the kids to keep them busy which won't cost too much either. Nickelodeon have a great pack of… Continue reading Keeping Them Busy This Easter
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.
Tuesday was not a good day. It felt like all I did was roll my eyes, tut and eventually yell at my kids. I have many reasons as to why, but in the spirit of positivity I won't dwell on them. I woke up yesterday and decided that I need to make it up to my girls.… Continue reading The Day I Said “Yes!”
In all the years I dreamed of being a mother, of raising a peace loving, respectable, intelligent, kind hearted child, I never realized so many other things would also be a reality. Here are a few of them: I never realized ... That by accidentally giving one child more chicken nuggets than the other that… Continue reading Skills Required To Parent
I got this text from my daughter's teacher a couple of weeks ago! Needless to say I was at once mortified and proud! I've been sitting on this for about two weeks, half ashamed, but definitely amused! Thank goodness she is also a mom and has a sense of humour, she has also now taught… Continue reading My secret is out!
Today is the last full day of the current school term and as always the girls bring home a lot of their artwork. Amongst the piles of paintings, drawings, etc, were these two pieces done by my youngest. I just love them, especially this one about fingerprints, the words are so poignant and worth remembering every… Continue reading Fingerprints and Footprints
The first term of the South African school year is nearly over. It feels like just the other day they went back after a seven week holiday. Fortunately this holiday is only two and a half weeks long so we should just about get through it with my sanity still intact. School holidays are great,… Continue reading School Holiday Plans