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The Little Things I Do For Me! 

There have been a lot of posts recently about how mom's need to look after ourselves and not get swallowed up by being a mom. How we mustn't neglect our own needs etc. Well this is my version of that post. We all know what it's like, the parent who stays home with the kids… Continue reading The Little Things I Do For Me! 

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My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures on The Box

Can it still be called a box? I mean most of them are flat and hang off the wall, so maybe they should be called a portrait? I digress already. Here are my top 1o favourite shows to watch on TV, even though half of them are no longer in production.  In no particular order… Continue reading My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures on The Box

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My Daughters Are Sisters

I originally took the photo in my featured image because as I went to tidy up their shoes left exactly like that, it struck me how different they are. At that exact moment I heard them laughing together in their shared bedroom. It was one of a million tiny moments in time where my heart… Continue reading My Daughters Are Sisters

family, Holiday, Parenting, south africa, travelling

Checklist For A Weekend Break

We are heading to the Vaal River this weekend with some friends. Although I have crossed the river a few hundred times between the Free State and Gauteng, I've never actually been to the river. As with most self catering style weekend breaks, it involves a fair amount of planning, preparation and packing. Before you… Continue reading Checklist For A Weekend Break

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Valentine’s Day Fun

Over the Christmas holidays, we stayed with friends that we hadn't been on holiday with before. It's always a little stressful going away with people for the first time. It can either make or break a friendship. I was also worried about my husband getting bored. Yes, him. Not the kids! Him! During my Christmas… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Fun

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How I Prepared To Go Out!

Yesterday my husband needed me by his side. He had to attend a work meeting, which was followed by a social where the wives were included. For us to attend a function where the girls can't come with takes HUGE planning and preparation. We decided that the only people we felt comfortable leaving the girls with… Continue reading How I Prepared To Go Out!

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Blogger Recognition Award

I am humbled to find out that I have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you very much to Kudos and Kiddos for taking the time to read my ramblings and deem my blog worthy of this award. To pay it forward, Here are the rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award

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Domestic Engineer: Advanced Level

Note: I might actually be broken. Yesterday I achieved a higher level of achievement of  Domestic Engineer than I ever thought was possible. FYI: Domestic Engineer - the stay-at-home-parent who is mostly responsible for house, kids and chores. In addition to a morning of running a number of errands around town, after collecting the children from… Continue reading Domestic Engineer: Advanced Level

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Never Backwards … Always Forwards

This is the Tag Line I use on my blog. I thought I would share with anyone who is interested, why I use that phrase as my tag line.  My husband and I have been through so much together, and we constantly question whether we are doing the right thing. By that I mean things like:… Continue reading Never Backwards … Always Forwards

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We did it … well, we tried.

'IT' refers to eating out at a restaurant that doesn't have a children's play area. I had a rough idea of how difficult it would be, but I was honestly tired of being the one who always says "no". A bit of background: Our good friends have two older boys. One is 16 and one… Continue reading We did it … well, we tried.