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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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Father’s Day When Daddy’s Away

Father's Day when Daddy is away is a not as good as the other version. How do you make sure your kids are happy?

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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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Birthday Party Politics

Birthday Party Politics. I'm not talking about adults, or teenagers, they can sort themselves out and live with the consequences. I'm talking about children. Little kids' birthday parties. When planning a party there are a number of things you have to take into consideration: Date - is your child's birthday in the middle of the… Continue reading Birthday Party Politics

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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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Parent’s Evening

Wednesday evening was Parent's evening at the girl's school. No, I don't want a noddy badge for attending. Fortunately, or unfortunately as the case often is, I was brought up to do what I'm told. That means that no matter how much I might roll my eyes, tut, or whine about having to attend something… Continue reading Parent’s Evening

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I Have Finally Lost It

Yes, that's right. I am a 35 year old mother of two children aged 3 (nearly 4) and 5 (nearly 6), and I just threw a tantrum. I am sick and tired of their unreasonable behaviour sh*t!  We have the same fight every day. Clothes. They only like to wear short tights (the ones that… Continue reading I Have Finally Lost It

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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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Keeping Them Busy This Easter

It is week two of the Easter School Holidays. We are starting to get a bit bored, and my purse is a bit empty so I've pulled together a few links to activities to do with the kids to keep them busy which won't cost too much either.   Nickelodeon have a great pack of… Continue reading Keeping Them Busy This Easter