Who else is feeling the pinch this January? It is one of the longest months, right? And we have David’s birthday, so it feels extra-long. When I asked the big kids to make a list…

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Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

Now that all the festivities are done many of us are in full on back to school prep mode. We have a big year this year with Jack going to Grade 1. It is going…

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Currently

Currently

This is the first morning in over a week that everyone has gone to school. I think we have finally managed to get control of the plague that hit our home. Cameron is back! I…

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Sick kids and Beetroot!

Sick kids and Beetroot!

I got a call from school on Monday to fetch Jack. He didn’t have a temperature but was very unsettled, so I fetched him and he fell asleep for about an hour. When he woke…

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5 Things you must have when travelling with kids

5 Things you must have when travelling with …

I know a lot of you are waiting for my post on the Shosholoza Meyl, I want to wait until after our return trip. I was a little tense going down, mainly because I didn’t…

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Getting your home winter ready

Getting your home winter ready

Winter is around the corner; the mornings are chilly and it is very definitely time to haul out the jackets, hoodies and winter linen. While I do enjoy the warmer days, I love the cooler…

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10 Things to do on a long weekend when you have no plans

10 Things to do on a long weekend …

We didn’t really have plans for this weekend, to be honest the novelty of these long weekends has worn off somewhat. It can get a little crazy in this house (or any house really) with…

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Raising a confident, not arrogant teenager

Raising a confident, not arrogant teenager

I read this article that Belinda posted recently. So much of what the writer said resonated with me. This quote in particular stuck with me “Seriously? You micro-manage the literal crap out of every thing your…

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Our Veggie Garden

Our Veggie Garden

We used to have a veggie garden, then we got a dog and the dog ate all the veggies and then life happened and all we had was Pinterest dreams of a veggie garden. David…

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5 Things your teen needs to know before they go to a night club

5 Things your teen needs to know before …

There will be that moment when your child comes to you and asks if they can go to a night club that is not the “safe” house party where kids play hide-and-seek, drink too much cream…

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