Today is Human Rights Day in South Africa, Tuesday 21 March 2017. To quote my favourite poet, the ever wise Maya Angelou's said: "History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." There are so many things that have happened in the history of the world that… Continue reading Children Are Our Hope For The Future
I am fortunate that I have all my senses fully functional and good to go. As we are taught from a very early age, the five basic senses are: taste sight touch hearing smell Now if I had to rank those in order of how much I value or want them, it would have to… Continue reading My Most Valuable Sense
Lately I have been feeling older. I guess 35 isn't old, but it isn't young - is it middle age? I'm not sure, but here are a few signs that I am getting older: I caught myself tutting and rolling my eyes when I saw a local high school girl's (field) hockey team doing their practice… Continue reading Signs I’m Getting Old(er)
As parents of small humans, for the first few years of their lives one of the top 3 things that consume our lives is sleep, along with feeding them and keeping them safe. In order for the kids to have a good night's sleep, they need a full tummy, a dry bum, and a good… Continue reading The Quality of Sleep
From my limited experience with playdates & birthday parties, I have realised that there are basically two approaches to this potential mine field. You are the type of parent who will 'drop &run' (D&R). i.e. You drop you child off at the playdate and leave. You stay for the duration of the playdate. Now you… Continue reading The Playdate Dilemma
We've had a tough few days, my youngest and I. She's basically been coughing since Sunday night and has been off school for three days now. I've not slept properly for three nights. Mid-day yesterday she informed me that she wants to be a Pilot when she grows up. Sure, whatever you want sweetheart. … Continue reading Aspirations Of My 3 Year Old
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
Today's image is my actual 'To Do' List, today. Fairy wings - to go with the Disney Fairy outfits I've made for them for the Shrove Tuesday dress up day at school tomorrow, because store bought costumes are too common they want to be different! 🤦🏼♀️ Motorbike Tyre - this involved following my husband in… Continue reading My Real Life To Do List for today!
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?