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
I am convinced that co-sleeping is a myth, because whilst they may sleep, I certainly do not. We have a number of bed hopping configurations in our house. Technically my husband and I share a king size bed, while our two daughters share a room with a 3/4 beds each. The reality is of course slightly… Continue reading Bed Hopping – Co-Sleeping Is A Myth
When you are pregnant, it doesn't matter who you are or where you are, every Tammy, Darcy and Harriet is going to pass on their 'pearls of wisdom', however unwanted they may be. I get it NOW. You've gone through this life changing experience and you just want to share your knowledge, learnings and experiences… Continue reading Realistic Advice for New Moms
When you live in a small town you quickly exhaust all the attractions your little town has to offer. Whilst we spend a lot of time in Joburg, it's really far to go for a few hours change of scenery. So off to 'Bloem' we went. We've been a few times but usually just to… Continue reading Day Out: Bloemfontein Botanical Gardens
It certainly feels like it in South Africa anyway. The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting cooler. I feel like I'm running out of time, time for what I don't know but I am not a fan of winter, maybe that's what is making me feel a little anxious. The girls have one… Continue reading Are these the last days of summer?
My husband and I love life. We like to be adventurous, have fun, really live our lives. We only get one go at it, so why not. My husband loves flying (small planes), riding his (very fast) motorbike, we go Zip-lining, and white-water rafting. We also simply drive on the road, and walk down the… Continue reading How Prepared Are You? Just In Case …