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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Imagined vs Reality Parenting

Imagined vs Reality Parenting

I have started leaving the younger two kids at school until 16h00/16h30, fetching them when I fetched Kiara was causing too much stress for us all. I had to wake Emma up every afternoon and…

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Stickers may change everything we know about parenting

Stickers may change everything we know about …

It is not secret that parents have used stickers for as long as stickers have been around to get their children to do things like eat, dress and other stuff they should generally just do.…

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The one where I admit I am a brat but, thankfully my son isn’t.

The one where I admit I am …

As you get older you tend to start being a lot more honest about yourself. Its part of growing up and maturing, you get comfortable with who you are and are secure enough if who…

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Taming a toddler tantrum in 3 easy steps.

Taming a toddler tantrum in 3 easy steps.

This year end has not been easy on us all. I am not really sure why but we are all feeling it. Jack, specifically has been a challenge. There have been tantrums, huge, elaborate, throw…

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First visit to the naughty corner at school. Not a milestone you want to reach.

First visit to the naughty corner at …

“Teacher sent me to the naughty corner but then I could go back to the mat” said Jack the other day without taking a breath. “WHY did she send you to the naughty corner Jack?”…

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Why I won’t take the toddler anywhere anymore!

Why I won’t take the toddler …

We had a pretty busy Saturday, I had a Reach for a Dream event, Cam had soccer and a contact lens fitting and then we had to make a “quick” trip to the Vaal for…

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Thoughts on the terrible twos

Thoughts on the terrible twos

I am not going to say we are over the worst because with a toddler you never really know what the day may hold. We do, however, seem to be having a calmer time than…

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Be kind – for every mom you meet is fighting a war of some kind!

Be kind – for every mom you meet …

This post is fueled by exhaustion, preggy hormones and extreme irritation! I sometimes wonder if we as, adults and parents, will ever get to a point where we stop trying to justify our decisions by…

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I surrender – to the toddler!

I surrender – to the toddler!

Right now Jack is sitting on the couch, calmly watching How to Train a Dragon with his pretty pink alice band on. He looks so happy and content. This, of course, is all an act…

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