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On This Day

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

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The Evolution Of Motherhood

Back when I was in the trenches of early motherhood, the days with the demanding toddler, emotionally charged with raging emotions, and the tiny baby, the moving to a new country where I knew no one, those trenches, back in those days I used to look at women who had "stopped" having more kids and think… Continue reading The Evolution Of Motherhood

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Why Two Is Enough For Us

You know that kind of rage you feel when your ears get hot! That's the rage that overtook me the other day and only my good breeding and the fact that my parents raised me to be polite and respectful are the only reasons I held my tongue. That and the fact that talking to a wall… Continue reading Why Two Is Enough For Us

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Having It All

The topic of 'Can Women Have It All' is a very contentious one. There are many educated arguments, ranting blog posts, memes and feminist movements surrounding this one topic. Why do 'we', and by 'we' I mean everyone but mostly women, feel like it's some sort of challenge to be equal to a man. Or… Continue reading Having It All

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My Sneaky Sleeper 

My Sneaker Sleeper has struck again. Definition: A Sneaky Sleeper is someone who falls asleep when they shouldn't be sleeping. It usually refers to children who take daytime naps really late in the afternoon when mom turns her back for two minutes, and then can't fall asleep at bedtime because they are not tired. It also applies… Continue reading My Sneaky Sleeper 

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A Catalogue Of Weekend Injuries

We had quite the weekend here in our house: A black eye, plate smashing, broken furniture. Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.  This is a list of the injuries and breakages suffered (mostly) at the hands of my children mostly. 1. The least serious of all, but maybe most expensive on the list: the bathroom cupboard… Continue reading A Catalogue Of Weekend Injuries

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Book Review: My First Book of Southern African Insects

About two weeks ago we went into one of the Outdoor Warehouse stores in Pretoria. They had a large display of books right by the door as you enter the store and my youngest zoomed into the first book that caught her eye - My First Book Of Southern African Insects. Now I've written before about… Continue reading Book Review: My First Book of Southern African Insects

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My Most Valuable Sense

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

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The Quality of Sleep

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

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Chores For My Children

Have you ever googled "Age Appropriate Chores for Children". This is what your screen will look like if you click on the Images tab.  Everyone is an authority on this subject, or so it would seem. The funny thing is, they all same very similar things it's basically just a copy and paste and reformat… Continue reading Chores For My Children