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Preparing to be Moms at 8 & 10 years old

Mothers day has come and gone. The week that preceded the actual day was filled with so much that I honestly felt rather overwhelmed on what I should write about. I didn’t know if I should blurb about everything in one post or rather split it up into little posts and rather have little meaty tidbits over the next few days.

The second option seemed to work a little better for me – then I could go on and on about something and feel like I had to cut anything off prematurely. Continue reading “Preparing to be Moms at 8 & 10 years old”

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Posted in A moms opinion, Shaveh

7 Things I need to cope as a Homeschooling Mom

Ok, so this “groove back” thing isn’t quite working as well as I thought it would. Ever since Jude was in hospital and we’ve had to readjust our schedule for his sake – I have come to realize that I really treasured certain parts of my day and now they’re all over the place because we’ve had to reshuffle. Continue reading “7 Things I need to cope as a Homeschooling Mom”

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Discovering my kids learning styles

You know this whole homeschooling thing is a real balancing act. 1. I say balancing because there’s so many fine lines that have to be drawn and watched. 2. I say it’s an act, because as much as I think I know what I’m doing – a lot of the time, I have no cooking clue and act like I do. Now, don’t use my words against me because I have a fantastic safety net which is my curriculum. So in terms of the actual academic part of it – I’m sorted – it’s more the personality and learning style thing that I’m pretty much gauging it day by day.  Continue reading “Discovering my kids learning styles”

Posted in A moms opinion, Jude

5 Things that stress my toddler out

If you’ve been following me on Facebook, Instagram or twitter over the last few days, you would have seen that I had to stay with my son in the hospital after we found out what was actually wrong with him. It wasn’t fun leading up to the whole incident and then to discover the reason for his tummy problems.  Continue reading “5 Things that stress my toddler out”

Posted in A moms opinion, Jude

When my kid is sick & I don’t know what to do…….

Over the last few weeks our 3 year old has been constantly complaining that his tummy has been sore and it’s been hard to navigate. I say hard, because it’s one thing when your kid is constipated or has a runny tummy, but when he’s eating fine, pooping fine and playing absolutely fine every day – but still constantly points to his stomach and says it’s “owie”………. what’s a mom gotta do?

I’m the type of mom that looks at the symptoms, remembers previous appointments with the docs and applies the principles that were told to me when they have the same problems. 99% of the time, I nail it and I don’t have to get antibiotics or have my kids do anything major to get better.

It’s this that gets to me. I say it gets to me because he’s fine through out the day (see how he’s smiling in the pics?), but then at 3 in the morning – the poor kid is in the foetal position and holding his stomach – keeping us up through the night and there’s nothing we can do.

We’ve been to the doc and have applied the meds that he recommended but now the ache is back and all I want to do is make a Grey’s Anatomy manoeuvre and scan the kid to see what’s going on in there.

Well, today we’re going to the paediatrician again and we’ll see what the plan will be to make sure that my kid gets back his normal – complain free – life. Have you had times like this? It’s frustrating right? how did you deal with the exhaustion and trying to manage every day life without murdering one of your kids. (the struggle is real peeps, very real) 

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“The Greatest Showman” bug has bit our home

I’m not the type of mom to take my kids to the movies as soon as they come out. It’s a waste for me right now because my three year old isn’t predictable enough yet. So there are so many wonderful movies that we’d love to catch up on but can’t because they’re not quite “out” to the public yet.

But, my kids have friends that have been raving about the movie “The Greatest Showman” for some time now. Continue reading ““The Greatest Showman” bug has bit our home”

Posted in A moms opinion, The talk with my kids

4 Reasons Why I Tell my Kids the Truth

This week started a little too quickly for me and I haven’t even taken the time to actually just breathe and enjoy a quiet moment alone. Well, here it is – I’m sitting in my car waiting while my 8 year old is having a ballet lesson, my 3 year old is sleeping in the back seat and my 10 year old is in between being “chatty” and peeking over my shoulder to assess what I’m saying about us as a family and possibly her as well……. Let’s be honest – she’s looking to make sure I don’t misrepresent her specifically. Cue eye roll. Continue reading “4 Reasons Why I Tell my Kids the Truth”