5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids
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5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids 

House hunting with kids is not for the faint hearted!

In fact you really need to have your wits about you or be medicated – there is no in-between. Really! Please … hear what I am saying?! This is not an exaggeration! Continue reading “5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids “

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Spacing Your Kids

The age gap between my girls is 23 months apart. When we went for the first scan the Dr actually told us the baby was due on her sister’s birthday. Cue ALL the jokes about “Do you guys only do ‘it’ once a year?” – that got tired real quick! 😂

Actually, if I had gotten pregnant as soon as we started trying for number two it would have been a lot closer, but clearly God knew what he was doing because we had to wait 10 months before I conceived my youngest. I know many many people have children a lot closer than my two are, but I really did struggle to cope with two littles for the first two years. I am not ashamed to admit it.

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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 I can relive the memories of that day, the good and the bad memories – either way, it’s always a reminder of how far we have come.

This is how my life has played out on this day over the past 10 years according to Facebook.

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The Evolution Of Motherhood
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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 to myself – what on earth do you do with your days?

I could not imagine my life any farther in the future than the next nappy change or feed, the next nightmare trip to the grocery store alone with the girls, or the next tantrum. It was like living in a haze.  Continue reading “The Evolution Of Motherhood”

Why Two Is Enough For Us.
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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 would have had a more receptive reaction.  Continue reading “Why Two Is Enough For Us”

Having It All As Mothers
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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 that doing what a man does is something to aspire to or achieve. That is utterly ridiculous.  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 to husbands and fathers who sneak off to nap, leaving mom to deal with the kids on her own … again, but that’s a whole new post on it’s own, I won’t elaborate now.  Continue reading “My Sneaky Sleeper “

Weekend Injury Report
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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.  Continue reading “A Catalogue Of Weekend Injuries”

My First Book Of Southern African Insects Book Review
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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. 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 go something like this: Continue reading “My Most Valuable Sense”