Posted in Shaveh

What I’ve learned from Transition Blues…..

It’s been about 3-4 weeks that I’ve been wrestling with the fact that I am totally unmotivated to do much. I kinda wrote about it here and it’s funny because over the last few days, I’ve been chatting to a few people in different forums and it’s amazing how so many people are feeling the same way? It isn’t necessarily in the same way but it’s happening in at least one area of their lives. Continue reading “What I’ve learned from Transition Blues…..”

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Posted in Aislyn, Growing a Baby

Happy 10th Birthday – Aislyn’s birth story

Today marks the 10th year that Tim and I have been official parents. This time 10 years ago we had Aislyn arrive into our lives and it was one of the biggest shifts for us as adults. Her entry into our world was something I will never forget. It tested all of my endurance – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. So, since today marks the day that our little girl arrived, I thought I would type out what I wrote down in her journal, that I kept throughout my pregnancy and ever since, as a life record/lesson for her future. So, here is her birth story. You should be warned, it’s long. (I didn’t use Facebook a lot then so I needed to document everything in words)

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Posted in Shaveh

When I’m so not motivated to be motivated

I don’t know about you but there are so many days when I get to the end of them with my shoulders hanging and tired out of my mind wondering, “What did I actually achieve today?”

Being a full time mom and “home educator” is full of it’s rewards, but the rewards are like the polaroids of my life. In between it’s all the ugly mess and hard work where there’s no time to actually capture and show everyone. I mean really, as much as we all like the idea – who really wants to see all of that. Continue reading “When I’m so not motivated to be motivated”

Posted in A moms opinion

When Hubby’s away….

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….”

Posted in Family memories

Being a Tourist in our own Town

This past weekend had us do something we haven’t done as a family in a long time. Having a baby/toddler kinda puts brakes on a lot of activities. But we’re at an age now where we can go out more and not have to worry about the baby changing facilities and trying to clean up a baby out of the boot of your car.

So since we had some friends over from far away, we decided to “mini road trip” and hit the sites. First up, let’s just say that Cape Town weather was on our side and we had to out sunglasses on and enjoy the sunshine. We hit Signal Hill and as usual, it didn’t disappoint. Continue reading “Being a Tourist in our own Town”

Posted in A moms opinion, Bigger than our Family, stuff we care about, jude

Jude’s reaction to his new Car Seat #CarseatFullstop (when do I move my kid to the next size car seat?)

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?)”

Posted in Family memories

Our Zimbabwe Trip – Day 10&11, Saying Good-bye

Ok, I know it’s taken forever to write this post, but getting back into routine has taken the consistency right out of me. Here’s to Monday’s and getting it right again. (It’s like having a mini ‘New Years resolution’ every week)

I honestly feel that this is always the worst part of a holiday/trip. Especially if we have really enjoyed ourselves a lot. (obviously if the trip sucks, then- Yay! let’s get home) We were hosted by the best couple and have shared many special stories Continue reading “Our Zimbabwe Trip – Day 10&11, Saying Good-bye”