Reasons I Hate Being A Housewife
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Reasons I Hate Being A Housewife!

I am a housewife, a Stay At Home Mom, whatever you want to call me. I’ve written a lot about how grateful I am to my husband that we can afford for me to be available to my family whenever they need me.

If you want to read more about my life as a SAHM, you can read my guest post on The Tale Of Mummyhood: Mum Is Best series.

Just in case though: “Thank you my love, I’m very grateful, as I’m sure are you.”

Disclaimer and Recognition

Also … Yes, I realise that working moms do all this AND go to work. Well done you guys! I’m actually jealous! I’d love to get away from all the tasks I refer to below and do something with my day that actually feels meaningful and appreciated whilst also contributing financially to my family and having regular conversations with adults. You guys rock! Continue reading “Reasons I Hate Being A Housewife!”

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I Am The Queen Of Procrastination

Actually, I’m ‘The Queen’ of a lot of things and have been labeled that many times in my life … ‘The Lazy Queen’ (not so nice), the ‘Wine Queen’ (I’ll take that one).

One label I own in a self-resignation kind of way is ‘The Queen of Procrastination’.  Continue reading “I Am The Queen Of Procrastination”

5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids
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5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids 

House hunting with kids is not for the faint hearted!

In fact you really need to have your wits about you or be medicated – there is no in-between. Really! Please … hear what I am saying?! This is not an exaggeration! Continue reading “5 Top Tips for House Hunting With Kids “

How-To-Survive-Your-Sick-Kids
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How To Survive Your Sick Kids

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!

Continue reading “How To Survive Your Sick Kids”

The Kids Were Bored
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They Were Bored … Honest! 

If you read my post from last week about the bird that flew into my house and then proceeded to shit purple shit all over the place, you will understand my problem.

If not, here is a brief recap: there are 2 bushes off my verandah that have hear dark purple berries on them.  Continue reading “They Were Bored … Honest! “

Im Giving Up Wine Joke Wine Wednesday
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Cheer Up, Buttercup!

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 pins.

Note: Please don’t read on if you left your sense of humour on the delivery table! 

Continue reading “Cheer Up, Buttercup!”

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So. Tired.

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 yesterday morning, and after doing a few family visits, we took the kids to Bounce, one of the new trampoline parks that have recently opened up in Gauteng. Look out for my review later in the week. It really was a great outing for the kids.

After that we stayed over with friends and had a lovely dinner and few glasses of wine.

This morning all the other adults left to go to work and I waited out the commuter traffic before starting the long solo journey home with the kids (4 hours of driving with two kids, alone).

As soon as I started trying to get the kids dressed … is when the fight started. (Check out the link for jokes in this theme).  Continue reading “So. Tired.”

CoSleeping Is A Myth Bed Hopping
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Bed Hopping – Co-Sleeping Is A Myth

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 different, and in fact ‘our room’ is their room. Continue reading “Bed Hopping – Co-Sleeping Is A Myth”

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Top 5 Questions all Parents want Answers to … or do we? 

As parents we often complain about how inquisitive our kids are. If you try to tell me that the “But why mom?” doesn’t get to you, you’re a liar! It gets to all of us!

But there are some questions us as parents ask every day, which, in my opinion, must be rhetorical because the alternative is too awful to contemplate, that there actually is a reason. What do you think?  Continue reading “Top 5 Questions all Parents want Answers to … or do we? “

Hardest Part Of Parenting Fake Mad Hilarious
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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.  Continue reading “The Lighter Side of Three”