• A Day in the Life of a Mompreneur

    I ‘met’, Marishka last year when I did a review of her lifestyle and clothing range,  Muppie Lounge. I had been low key stalking her range for a while so I was over the moon to get a chance to do the review. It was only after this that I found that she is a fellow blogger as well as a mum to four little kiddies. We have since become really good friends and hearing about the happenings in Welkom is a constant fascination of mine. Marishka and Carly both stay in the Free State and they complain about ten minutes of traffic!!! LOL for days! Marishka is a Christian blogger…

  • Back in my day…

    Tomorrow is my 34th birthday and I thought that now is as good a time as any to start acting like an old lady and list a few things that my kids will either laugh at or not believe from my childhood. Girls if you’re reading this, this is for you! Back in my day kids would walk to school Yep. They really did. From the age of 5, many kids would walk to school without adult supervision. No pepper spray. No gps tracking watch. Just a school bag and some friends. I knew of kids who would even carry a set of house keys because when they walked back…

  • A Day in the Life of a Single Mum

    If you are a parent then you know how rewarding and amazing an experience it is. You will also know how difficult it can be purely based on logistics and the admin of having someone depending on you for everything. By everything I mean meals, clothing, butt-wiping, transport, water, snacks, did I mention butt-wiping?, entertainment, mental and physical stimulation, doctor visits, vaccinations, dentist visits, etc etc. As a two parent family I know how much I rely on my husband to take over with the kids in the evening just so that I can have a break (break = shower and loo visit #momlife). I can only imagine how difficult…

  • Be careful! You’ll fall!

    I don’t know about you but I say this a lot! At least 5-10 times a day. My eldest loves to pirouette and jump and dance like a jellyfish but her balance isn’t the best and she often falls hence The Warning. But I hate it. Here’s why… By saying ‘Be Careful! You WILL fall!’ I’m turning my warning into a fact. When I actually don’t know if she will fall or not. And even if she does, she may or may not get hurt badly. What I’m doing though is instilling a sense of fear in her. I’m making her doubt her ability when instead I should be encouraging…

  • A Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Mum

    I am so stoked about this new feature! It is a five part series featuring a snapshot into the lives of 5 mums with very different parenting lives. First up is a Stay at Home Mum and who better to give you a glimpse into this (far from)glamourous life than ME!!! Here’s an average day in my life with the time rounded off because it just looks neater that way… 5:30 – I wake up because the room is so damn bright. We don’t have a bathroom door to the en-suite(which will be rectified VERY soon) so the light from the window is super bright even with the blinds closed.…

  • The delicate business of raising a sensitive child

    My eldest is a very sensitive child. She reads facial expression as well as tone and combines that with what a person is saying to come to her understanding. She comprehends concepts that we think are beyond her age until she mentions something in passing. She is wary of people until she gets to know them quite well (which often results in people thinking that she is rude) and if she doesn’t like someone it is instantaneous and it is forever.  There have been a few people in our lives that she has taken an instant dislike to. We don’t force her to give them a second chance because her…

  • Some of the stupid things I said/thought before having kids

    These are in no particular order: The kid will need to fit into our lifestyle, not the other way around (eye roll) Why would we need to eat at Spur? All we need is a feeding chair and we can eat at proper restaurants like we always do (I now have a Spur loyalty card) I’m going to get the baby into a routine as soon as we get home from the hospital. It’s all about consistency (give me a moment, I’m still laughing)  If the baby is drinking too often then just wait longer between feeds so she’s hungry (spoken like someone who has no kids and has never…

  • Hats off to single parents

    Respect.  This shit is not easy.  After some comedic mishaps we ended up missing our flight and driving the seven hours to our best friends baby shower. (long story for another day) This gave us plenty of time to talk about random things and one of those was how difficult it must be to be a single parent. Especially a single parent with more than one child. If we ignore the emotional aspect for now and just look at the day to day practicalities: This parent will need to work full time as the sole breadwinner. Which means either having a nanny watch the kids or Daycare/school.  If the kids…

  • I've been featured!!!

    How exciting!!  I was so flattered when Carly over at www.momoftwolittlegirls.com asked me to write a guest post. I have been following her blog from the time I joined WordPress and she is great! Super relatable and down to earth.  Here it is: https://momoftwolittlegirls.com/2017/08/17/parenting-win-vs-parenting-fail-5/ Time to celebrate with a steaming cup of Vanilla Chai …it’s bloody cold today 😂

  • I'm nervous

    The new baby arrives in just under 6 weeks. I can’t wait. This time around I feel much more prepared for a newborn. Im sure there will be lots of curveballs but the second time around  (in theory) should not be as daunting as the first. So why am I nervous? It’s because of my toddler. She is really attached to me as can be expected from being at home with me for the past three years. Lately though she’s been even more stuck to me than usual. I even had to peel her off me earlier because I couldn’t handle the kissing and hugging. My husband will never understand…