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
There I was, sitting in my home office, minding my own business, when I heard a strange thumping sound coming from the lounge. My heart stopped, and in a millisecond I considered just locking myself in the office and hiding from whoever was ransacking my house. Then I realised, I'm an adult, don't be pathetic,… Continue reading A Bird In My House!
Today is May the 4th. When I was tagged in yet another May The Fourth picture, I started to realise that maybe I'm missing something here because all these lovely people who are tagging me can't possibly know that I have never watched Star Wars, and therefore won't get the joke they are all kindly trying… Continue reading Do You Have “Mom Brain”?
In an effort to cheer myself up from what has been a pretty rough few days of motherhood, and in advance of tonight's favourite day of each term "Parents evening", whilst still being true to my sarcastic wine loving self, I thought I would share a few of my favourite memes, jokes and pinterest worthy… Continue reading Cheer Up, Buttercup!
This is a post about how just when you think you're finally winning at parenting your kids remind you that they do and always will, have the upper hand. It looks at how they use their very best methods to 'clip your wings' and bring you 'back down to earth'! We went up to Pretoria… Continue reading So. Tired.
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!
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 bed each. The reality is of course slightly… Continue reading Bed Hopping – Co-Sleeping Is A Myth
We've all heard the ranting that goes on when someone dares refer to any of us as 'just a mom' most of which has been said by ourselves. This is not that post. My eldest had a playdate yesterday with her bff and my youngest was devastated that she couldn't go with too. Instead I… Continue reading I Am More Than Just A Mom
Lately I have been feeling older. I guess 35 isn't old, but it isn't young - is it middle age? I'm not sure, but here are a few signs that I am getting older: I caught myself tutting and rolling my eyes when I saw a local high school girl's (field) hockey team doing their practice… Continue reading Signs I’m Getting Old(er)