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
One of my favourite features of Facebook is the 'On This Day' one, when Facebook reminds you what you were doing that day in years gone by. I love it because quite often the memory of the moment that status went up, or that picture was taken almost transport me back in time emotionally and… Continue reading On This Day
This past week has been quite demanding and emotionally charged. My husband left on Saturday and we won't get to see him for about five weeks. The girls have been really good, but my eldest daughter's teacher did mention to me that she's been a bit teary this week. It's been a tough week for… Continue reading My #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 5
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!
To say my life has been hectic this week is the understatement of the century. My husband left this morning. We won't see him for 5 weeks now, but could possibly be apart for the next six months, depending on how his new job goes. I'm quite emotional today, but I know that we have… Continue reading My #Instaweek Round-Up: Week 4
I'm going to keep it short and sweet and really just give you my top 5 reasons why I will be drinking wine today: My husband is going away for work - for 5 weeks! *tears, pride, & fear of solo-parenting for that long!* It's very cold, I hate the cold. Tomorrow will be colder.… Continue reading Reasons to Drink Wine Today
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!
This week's #Instaweek Round up is a perfect insight into my week which has been dominated by running around with my kids and their sport practices, and of course wine. No 5: My post from Thursday's soccer practice. It was Africa Day and even though we're in the early stages of winter, it was around… Continue reading My #Instaweek Round-up: Week 2
We make many excuses in our daily lives. Excuses for why we are late. Excuses for why the kids' hair is a mess. Excuses for why the dinner is dry. The best excuse I have heard today though is that today is ... *drum roll please* ... dun dun dun daaa ... National Wine Day!… Continue reading Another Excuse