First off ... they call her "Gaya". I don't know why, no one questions it, that's just her name. My mom could not wait to be a granny. Then along came my first child and her entire world was 'made'. The I 'gave' her another grandchild and so now I'm her favourite child! (Kidding Bear!)… Continue reading Why My Girls’ Granny is the Best!
Today is the last full day of the current school term and as always the girls bring home a lot of their artwork. Amongst the piles of paintings, drawings, etc, were these two pieces done by my youngest. I just love them, especially this one about fingerprints, the words are so poignant and worth remembering every… Continue reading Fingerprints and Footprints
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
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?
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
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”
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
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
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.
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!