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Reasons to Drink Wine Today

I'm going to keep it short and sweet and really just give you my top 5 reasons why I will be drinking wine today: My husband is going away for work - for 5 weeks! *tears, pride, & fear of solo-parenting for that long!* It's very cold, I hate the cold. Tomorrow will be colder.… Continue reading Reasons to Drink Wine Today

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My #Instaweek Round Up – Week 3

Welcome back to my latest #Instaweek Round-up. It's week 3 in the series, and things were a little tough this week. You can read about our horrific day on Monday here. Fortunately things picked up towards Friday, and I even managed to get a fun #friyay post out late Friday evening. They Were Bored … Honest! … Continue reading My #Instaweek Round Up – Week 3

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School Holiday Plans

The first term of the South African school year is nearly over. It feels like just the other day they went back after a seven week holiday. Fortunately this holiday is only two and a half weeks long so we should just about get through it with my sanity still intact. School holidays are great,… Continue reading School Holiday Plans

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It’s Funny Now

So this happened today: My youngest throws a tantrum at the gym during her swimming lesson. To see a 6" something giant swimming coach wrestle a 3 year old and loose to 'the plank', is quite something to behold! Anyway ... so we leave early.  She refuses to change so we just run to the… Continue reading It’s Funny Now

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Keeping Them Busy

The school term is in full swing now. We have something going on every afternoon, which is great. It's not super stressful stuff either which I like, I firmly believe that they are still little girls and there is no need to fill their days completely. There is time enough for that when they start… Continue reading Keeping Them Busy

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.

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I think I’m doing it wrong …

And by 'it' I mean 'parenting'. "Why?" you ask.  Well, This afternoon I drove my kids to the shops so my eldest could buy sweets with the money left for her last night from the Tooth Fairy. Of course I bought the younger child sweets too.  I'm pretty sure I'm sending at least two mixed… Continue reading I think I’m doing it wrong …