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I Am More Than Just A Mom

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

blogging, Blogs, daughters, family, kids, Parenting, sisters

How Do I Make You Feel?

One of things I am trying to constantly remind my girls when they have one of their little fights is the power of their words. If they say nasty and unkind things to each other, how does that make their sister feel? If she said those words back, how would it make you feel? They… Continue reading How Do I Make You Feel?

blogging, Blogs, daughters, family, kids, motherhood, Parenting, SAHM, Stay-at-home-mom

Aspirations Of My 3 Year Old

We've had a tough few days, my youngest and I. She's basically been coughing since Sunday night and has been off school for three days now. I've not slept properly for three nights. Mid-day yesterday she informed me that she wants to be a Pilot when she grows up. Sure, whatever you want sweetheart.  … Continue reading Aspirations Of My 3 Year Old

kids, marriage, motherhood, Parenting

“Man Up, Princess”

I recently overheard some dad's talking, and one of them told the others how he told his daughter to "Man up, Princess". I am still not sure how I feel about this phrase taken as it is, but I haven't been able to get it out of my head. To put it into context his… Continue reading “Man Up, Princess”

family, kids, motherhood, Parenting, sarcasm

The Lighter Side of Three

Yes, believe it or not, there is one. I got some lovely comments on my recent post: My Surprise Threenager. I have to say, most were other parents commiserating with me, sharing their experiences, and best wishes for the future. That's parenting sharing.  Then I got a comment from the lovely Nicole over at Tales from Mamaville.… Continue reading The Lighter Side of Three

kids, Parenting

I Want More For Them

When I was a little girl, I can remember thinking that to be married and have children must be the best thing you could ever have, if you can achieve that, your life will be perfect. I have 'achieved' that, and my life is pretty perfect. I'm very blessed. But ... I want so much… Continue reading I Want More For Them

Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom

Though she be but little, she is fierce.

On the eve of my 'baby' going to her first year of pre-school, my heart is breaking a little that my last baby is definitely no longer a baby. Last year, her and I spent many hours waiting in the car, in the hallway, waiting for her sister to finish her dancing lessons, or her… Continue reading Though she be but little, she is fierce.

human rights, marriage

Married in COP – today’s rant!

When you are young and in love, and the relevant important body asks you how you want to be married, your answer is usually something stupid like "In Church" or "In a Garden" or "On the beach". What he is actually asking is "Do you want to be married IN Community of Property, or OUT of Community… Continue reading Married in COP – today’s rant!

kids, motherhood, Parenting, SAHM, Stay-at-home-mom, Uncategorized

“Mommy, what’s your favorite thing in the world?” 

My answer to either of them is always, you are, you and your sister.  "Nooo mooom, your favorite toy? Duh?"  At that point I want to clap them over the back of the back of the head.  Seriously! I'm trying to be sentimental and they're calling me duh? I do however, restrain myself.  So today… Continue reading “Mommy, what’s your favorite thing in the world?” 

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Today, I am tired … But that’s okay.

It was an exhausting weekend with my eldest having a fever on and off.  Last night went something like this:  17.30 - feed family the roast if cooked all afternoon.  18.00 - bath kids. 18.30 - go out to fetch meds for my husband at the late night pharmacy. 19.00 - husband must've read my… Continue reading Today, I am tired … But that’s okay.