Today our beautiful Iraina turns 8! Ok, give me a sec – I just have to pull myself together as I realise that my second born is 8 whole years old!! what is happening? Time is flying way too fast. Anyway, as promised a few months ago on Aislyn’s birthday – I am going to take the time to type out my daughter’s birth story. It’s drama free and not as long as Aislyn’s but it’s an absolute miracle how it all unfolded. It’s the kind of birth story that sounds a little too easy. Enjoy reading as I walk down memory lane and celebrate our beautiful Iraina. Continue reading “Happy 8th Birthday – Iraina’s birth story”
Many of you might relate to the life of trying to feed a house with kids and yet the budget is like itty, bitty tiny. Am I right? The worst thing is also trying to keep our family lifestyle as healthy as we possibly can.
Now, before I go into what I’m about to share – let me say that I’m all for healthy eating, BUT I’m also for kids having the opportunity to enjoy yummy things when they can in moderation. Continue reading “Making Yummy things in Bulk”
I had a whole other post prepared for today, but with the AMAZING moments that unfolded yesterday, I did a 180. I was completely moved to capture my thoughts and feelings and share them with you guys.
Many of you should know that I am 100% Zimbabwean with a dilution of Cape Town in my veins.
Tim gets back tomorrow – woohoo!!! Let’s just say that every part of me is super happy to have his ‘person’ back with us. Continue reading “The Day Before He Left”
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but kids grow! Like a lot and quickly around this time of year. It’s almost like they stand in fertilizer during winter, and they shoot up and mature in spring.
Tim has been away for a week now and I always find it fascinating how I respond to him being away and also how the kids respond to him being away. Let’s talk about the kids first. I remember when I first became aware of how each child reacts to the absence of their father. I think Iraina was one and a half Continue reading “What The Kids Need When Dad Is Away”
Just so you know, I’ve been wrestling between whether or not I should share these conversations with the World Wide Web. “Conversations” being with my two girls. Eventually Jude will join in but for now it’s just the two of them. Continue reading “The “Talk” with my kids : ‘The Naked Hug’”