December is kind of here and I can already feel the buzz in the air as schools start to close, parents start to schedule their last few play dates and shops just become just a little bit more unbearable than usual. Yip, and our city becomes this little honey pot that all of the other South African bees rush to. The roads become silly and everything in general becomes silly. Bank accounts get siphoned for all things Christmas and school stuff for next year. Continue reading “My “Silly Season” is over!”
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 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.
It’s amazing how easy it is to fall into a rutt and become totally bogged down with everyday life and the routine of the mundane. It’s even more crazy when my hubby is away and our little family unit just becomes this well oiled machine.
Now don’t get me wrong, I completely and utterly love my husband and having him work from home and be in our lives. Continue reading “When Hubby’s away….”
It’s time to get back into the rhythm of real life as we know it. I honestly don’t know about your kids, but mine seem to stand in fertiliser in winter and then the moment spring hits – shjoop, they’ve outgrown all of their winter stuff and yet it’s not cold enough to buy any new ones, so I just muscle through the season of Tom Sawyer (or hit the sales rack and make my kids look like the clothes are way too big for them and just keep them for next year)
So with this, comes other aspects of their lives I need to take into consideration. Besides the clothes and shoes, I always take the time to look at them in their car seats. Obviously it’s a lot easier to assess when they’re itty bitty babies and you can see that they aren’t that little newborn you thought would never fill out the seat but have become a 12 month old and moving around – actually engaging the world at a different level in the car. Continue reading “Jude’s reaction to his new Car Seat #CarseatFullstop (when do I move my kid to the next size car seat?)”
Yoh! It’s already Thursday! Where did the week go? I can honestly say that I was completely not motivated to write anything, mainly because I was throwing my full focus into potty training my son. Now, we tried a few months ago and that literally went down the toilet. (excuse the pun) I tried the various methods that I used with my two girls, and nothing seemed to stick. Continue reading “What I’ve learned from Potty Training”
Some of you might not even know what a love language is. So before I dive down deep into my kids and the way they speak to us through these “languages”, I’ll briefly summarise what they are. Continue reading “Figuring out my kids’ Love Languages”