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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

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The Little Things I Do For Me! 

There have been a lot of posts recently about how mom's need to look after ourselves and not get swallowed up by being a mom. How we mustn't neglect our own needs etc. Well this is my version of that post. We all know what it's like, the parent who stays home with the kids… Continue reading The Little Things I Do For Me! 

family, kids, marriage, motherhood, Parenting, SAHM, sarcasm, Stay-at-home-mom

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

family, kids, marriage, motherhood, Parenting, SAHM, Stay-at-home-mom

Valentine’s Day Fun

Over the Christmas holidays, we stayed with friends that we hadn't been on holiday with before. It's always a little stressful going away with people for the first time. It can either make or break a friendship. I was also worried about my husband getting bored. Yes, him. Not the kids! Him! During my Christmas… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Fun

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Pick Your Battles

With my husband on his new healthy lifestyle plan, the girls and I have adopted many of his new eating habits. For example: we tried Quinoa for the first time, and I ended up making a really yummy chicken, quinoa, mushroom & peppers dish which we all loved. we have switched from white bread to… Continue reading Pick Your Battles

Parenting, SAHM

Why Their Routine Is Good For Me

I am a firm believer and advocate of routine. In my mind I'm still a free bird aged somewhere around 22, who is up for a party at short notice; after work drinks that turn into a full on weeknight bender; buying that last minute short break away; jump in the car and head to a… Continue reading Why Their Routine Is Good For Me

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

To All The Queens 

On Saturday afternoon we were called up to Jo'burg at short notice and while my husband was busy I had a few hours to kill. We decided to settle in at one of our favorite family restaurant chains. My husband could leave us there with peace of mind, the girls get to play in a huge… Continue reading To All The Queens 

Holiday, motherhood, Parenting, Politics, SAHM, sarcasm

January Disease

We are half way through January now, and if you haven't noticed there are basically two categories of humans on the planet: Those who suffer from January Disease; Those who don't and fall into category B below. A. What is January Disease you ask. Well , if you are not familiar with this particular ailment,… Continue reading January Disease

Holiday, kids, motherhood, Parenting, SAHM

They are Still On Holiday

Most kids have gone back to school, except for mine! I know that's not exactly true, but that's how it feels. Their school only opens on the 18th! It closed on the 30th of November, that means that by the time they go back, they will have been on holiday for seven weeks! SEVEN! I'm bored,… Continue reading They are Still On Holiday

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Reasons Why I’m A Bad Mom – Apparently:

Based on my 5 year old's reactions to certain instructions I give her daily, I can only assume I am a 'bad mom'. Yesterday MY behaviour caused HER to have a breakdown and advise me of all the ways in which I am a bad mom. Here is her list of grievances which she sobbed… Continue reading Reasons Why I’m A Bad Mom – Apparently: