Having three kids has proved to be a gentle move from complete chaos to some sense of order – and yet at the same time feeling completely overwhelmed through the whole process. Why overwhelmed? I hear you asking – I bet you’re thinking that it just gets easier as they get older. Well I’d hate to leave you with the illusion that parenting just gets easier once they’re potty trained…… shame – you poor thing. (I say with tears in my eyes) Continue reading “Parenting is hard!”
Today is the day that our oldest daughter turns 11. You know how people say you forget the pain of birth and all that jazz? Well, they’re wrong. I remember it like it was yesterday. I wrote out her birth story last year and it was a massive hit! Why? I honestly don’t know? Anyway, this year I’m going to write down a few things that I’ve learned from my 11 year old in the last 11 years.
I’ve had a bit of time to do some comparisons with the products that I put on my hair and I think that I’ve come to a decent conclusion about my growing mane. I have low porosity hair….. that’s the one where it holds water for a while – but I think it’s in sections on my head. So the edges need more moisture and oils and stuff, but the middle to back of my head holds moisture like it’s never going to drink again. Continue reading “What’s happening with my Afro?”
Today is my husband’s birthday! He is now a well rounded 40! That’s just the weirdest thing to say. When we look at each other we always can’t believe we’re as old as we are. We used to look at these numbers and think that those were the beginning stages of getting old…….. well I get it now. 40 isn’t old and it sure isn’t the start of it. I think the term “old” has to be used so lightly now because it’s always so relative. Anyway, before I go down the insane rabbit hole of giving my opinion on age – let me gush over this man I call best friend and lover. Continue reading “Happy Birthday Tim Feder”
Every time this holiday comes up – I always, and I mean always look at my life and wonder about where I’ve come from. Who am I? What am I about? What’s my culture? Especially being a brown person in Cape Town now. Continue reading “Heritage day -who am I? What am I passing on?”
I haven’t shared about our homeschooling in a long time. Can you guess why? No – I haven’t done nothing! LOL. It’s basically because nothing fascinating or out of the ordinary has been happening.
I guess there was one thing that we changed because I was becoming a really lazy mom and only marking nearer the end of the week. I don’t know if you remember me instagramming about how I prep my kids’ work the night before and then they get to wake up as early as they want to without disturbing me and start their work day. Well, what happened is that we got our printer up and running again and I decided I would prep their work for the week. Yes, the whole week. Continue reading “Homeschool feedback – September 2018”
About a month or so ago, I went to a “bloggers meetup” here, in Cape Town. If some of you don’t know what that is – I, as a blogger, buy a ticket to an organized get together, of like minded people (here being bloggers). We come together to network, learn about the business part of blogging and get exposed to new products and brands. Continue reading “Freddy Jeans SA – My Review”
I think I go through this “feeling” a lot, as a mother. As you know, I spend a lot of time with my kids, but there are days when I just can’t stand them. I’m not going to be diplomatic here – it’s my safe space and if you want to use my words against me, ever! God be with you! Continue reading “Just tired of being Mom”
Ok, so I’m still slightly freaked out by all of the snatching, kidnapping, school letters and all round bad news about child abductions. Like I wrote about child safety we need to do our best to educate ourselves, and our kids, about being safe. But, can we really live our lives like this? constantly looking over our shoulders, one eye open and feel anxious? To this – I shout out, “NO!! No more!” Continue reading “Faith vs Fear – how do I even?”
I read a post the other day by Luchae on “My Spreadsheet Brain” about keeping our kids safe. I’ve been following her for a while, but this particular post really jumped out at me because it’s something I truly value as a mother and parent. Go and have a read about what she thought with regards to trafficking and stuff. Now, for those of you who know me personally – you know that my one fear that I’ve had to overcome is losing my kids to being trafficked or kidnapped.
Continue reading “Keeping my kids safe – 12 tips I use”