Emma spent 5 nights with my mother, she fell asleep on her own, in her own bed.  Now I know she can do it, even if she refuses to do it at home. Her and…

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Mixed signals we are sending our kids

Mixed signals we are sending our kids

Yesterday we went for a fun walk, it was just over 5km and pretty adventurous, considering we had Emma with us. The rain at the beginning of the week meant there was a lot of…

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Why you need to consider becoming a foster family.

Why you need to consider becoming a …

How many of you know about the foster care system in South Africa? I will admit until very recently I knew nothing. I knew what fostering meant but I knew very little about the system…

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I am leaning in

I am leaning in

I have just finished listening to Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. I have avoided reading it because I thought it was more of a memoir but I am sorry now I didn’t add it to…

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Reasons My Kids Have Thrown Tantrums

Reasons My Kids Have Thrown Tantrums

Maz, from Caffeine and Fairydust recently did a bit of a makeover on her blog and I was over there checking it out (go look, it’s so pretty) and stumbled across this post about 60…

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ZOOM IN: Morning vibes

ZOOM IN: Morning vibes

Our afternoons are as chaotic as our mornings are smooth, calm (mostly) and organised. We had to be a little bit more organised in the mornings because Cameron’s bus leaves at 6h30 and if he…

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Zoom In: What do our afternoons look like?

Zoom In: What do our afternoons look …

One of the questions I get asked a lot – like daily, is “how do you do it?”. I generally smile and shrug but I thought it might be fun to share with you guys…

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Star Chart Success But Now What?

Star Chart Success But Now What?

As a parent, I have had a bit of a love/hate relationship with star charts, they have worked and then they haven’t and some kids respond but others have removed stars and handed them back…

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How to survive Grade 4

How to survive Grade 4

I have said this before but I feel quite strongly about it so I will say it again. No one really prepares you for what happens after you kid is potty trained, sleeping through, can…

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Who has been stealing MY bandwidth

Who has been stealing MY bandwidth

In our home we have 2 laptops, 4 phones, 3 tablets and an xbox that we use to watch Netflix through. This means that potentially at any one time 10 devices can (and often are)…

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