• A Day in the Life of a Home Schooling Mum

    In case you missed it: Part 1 in the series – A Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Mum, Part 2 – A Day in the Life of a Work from Home Mum I have always been curious about home schooling so when Charlene agreed to give me a glimpse into her day I rubbed my hands together in glee(not an exaggeration). Zee is Charlene’s daughter and a very cute contributing member to her blog High Heels and Fairy Tales. I love that there is structure to their day as well as the flexibility that comes with being a stay at home mum. With the crazy cost…

  • Fairytale fails

    I used to love fairytales. The lighthearted ‘everything works out in the end’ bedtime stories. That is, until I had kids of my own. Now I am reading the stories from my own childhood to my kids and I have mixed emotions at the lack of questions. It’s good that I don’t have to come up with creative answers but also bad that they are not questioning the logic of things. True, one is four and the other just turned one but still.  Here’s some of the questions I kinda wish my girls would ask…and then go to their dad for answers while I laugh quietly in the other room:…

  • I'm totes trending!!!

    I have not been trendy at any point in my life. I’m pretty sure I thought I was once. ..but I was wrong. HOWEVER, I now have documented proof to show my girls (when they are teenagers and I’m the height of uncool), that there was a point in time when I was officially trending.  A major character trait of mine is that I downplay accomplishments. It is something that I have always done because I can’t stand people who show off and if you really want to see something exciting then watch someone try to bullshit me. I just don’t have the patience for that kind of thing. My…

  • Mompreneur #4 : Issa Blanco

    Issa is so well travelled and educated that I was actually quite intimidated by interviewing her. She has a degree in Journalism and two Masters degrees in Marketing and Public Relations respectively. Even with those accomplishments she is so down to earth and easy to talk to which makes sense since she is also a qualified counsellor and Reiki master. (See what I mean?? She’s amazing) Issa was born in Venezuela to her Venezuelan father and Mexican mother. Once she finished University she moved to Colombia in Latin America, Spain, Mexico, the UK and is now living in South Africa until their next move. Along the way she picked up…

  • Raising strong girls

      I always wanted to have daughters. When I was pregnant I hoped and prayed that I wouldn’t get a boy. I guess it’s largely because I have such a great relationship with my own mum that I just assume I will have the same with my girls. My husband thinks I’m a dreamer but I’m hopeful. Girls are great. But also so incredibly stressful when you start thinking of boys and mean-girls and careers and personal safety. My eldest starts school next month. To say I am nervous is an understatement. She hasn’t had that much interaction with other kids so she thinks everyone is her friend. I really…

  • Who am I?

    The situation came to a head the other night. Lots has happened.  I am no longer nursing my daughter. I just couldn’t take it anymore. My sense of self was being chipped away and it was taking its toll not just on me but also my family. My husband was miserable seeing me cry every night from exhaustion and a baby who just wouldn’t stop drinking a few sips at a time. I didn’t have time for my toddler because I was always nursing. I felt like I was spending days at a time sectioned off in my bedroom, all alone, nursing the little one. I was not happy. That’s…

  • Say whaaaaaaaaaat!

    How cool is this! I’v been nominated for a Liebster Award by Jenny, writer of a really cool blog that you can check out by clicking on her name. Thank you! She is new to the blogosphere but her posts are entertaining and if you’re in the States you should definitely follow her (not literally please, that’s creepy) to get info on good bargains and free stuff 🙂 So for those who don’t know about the Liebster Award (2016), allow me to explain. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you. Display…

  • Managing expectations 

    Well this was a huge disappointment and entirely my own fault.  I was so excited to know a new book was out and even though it’s the script for a screenplay I still could NOT wait. I finally got a chance to read it last night and man was I glum afterwards. I think it would be an amazing play to see but it should not have been sold like this. J.K.Rowling should have taken the time to write a proper novel. The crux of the story is really good but it’s needs more depth to develop the character’s and the plot. It felt like the main focus of the…