• Week Four – The #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

    This budgeting business is definitely getting easier. It also helps to shop at the same store because I know more or less the cost of groceries at Food Lovers Market now so when I plan the meals I can balance out the cost of ingredients through the week. Here is my Meal Plan for Week 4 I spent a total of R991,10 on groceries today and this is what it looked like You really can get a TON of fresh produce and ingredients for R1,000. All it takes is about half an hour of planning a week. Here’s is a list of what I bought: In case you missed it,…

  • An open letter to my mum in anticipation of Mother’s Day

    I am not an emotionally demonstrative person. For me personally, it is much easier to show someone how I feel through my actions as opposed to my words. However, if anyone deserves a public display of affection, it’s my mum. So I will attempt to put into words what I know I could never articulate in person. Mum, this is for you… I see you You have always been Mum. With the blindness and self centeredness of a child, I wasn’t truly able to see you as more than my parent until I myself became a mother. Now I see you; as a woman with a husband that you love…

  • Dear husband, thank you…and I’m sorry

      Thank you for giving me the opportunity to leave work and be a stay at home mum…and I’m sorry that you have the stress of being our sole breadwinner.  Thank you for kissing me goodbye in the morning while I’m still snuggled in bed with our baby…and I’m sorry I don’t always wake up with you in the mornings to keep you company before work.  Thank you for staying up into the early hours of the morning working on your startup so that you can better our lives…and I’m sorry that I get upset at times about you not spending enough of your time with us. I know that you…