The Ice Slides Are Back These Holidays + *WIN* tickets!

The June/July holidays are just around the corner and if you are anything like me, you are already on the lookout for some fun stuff happening nearby to entertain your kids during the chilly season at home. I love having long pajama days at home but we all know that...

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How Do You Know When Your Marriage Is In Trouble?

I've been thinking a lot about marriage and relationships lately. Specifically, the factors that can make or break one. You know, circumstances that lead up to that point in a relationship where nothing seems salvageable. I look around me every day and I see so many...

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Helping My 8 Year-Old Cultivate A Love For Reading

I love reading. I really love reading books but with little to no time left in between the chaos of raising a family and balancing it all, I will settle for anything now days : Blogs, online articles, magazines in doctor's waiting rooms. But it hasn't always been that...

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A Family Reunion To Celebrate My Gran’s 85th Birthday

I come from a pretty big and tight-knit family. I say tight, despite the fact that this past weekend I saw some of my cousins for the first time in 23 years! For you to fully appreciate how a family who has spent more years apart than together can be so close, I would...

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Sibling Rivalry Is Real, I Should Know.

Parenting three kids between the ages of 19 months and 8 years is not for ants. Three kids with different temperaments, capabilities and demands. Three kids who all require a piece of me at different times of the day, or night. I have always tried to be sensitive to...

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Life Lessons From My Brave 7 Year-Old

The road of parenthood can be treacherous at times. Especially as we navigate the many uncharted territories that arise almost daily as our children mature and become more independent. I mean It really shouldn't surprise me at all that my eldest son is venturing out...

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Self-Doubt Is SO 2018

The new year always brings with it a sense of nervous anticipation for me. In many ways I actually feel a little anxious as I begin to venture into another 365 around the sun. Do you ever feel that way? Slightly reluctant and trepidatious about what may lie ahead,...

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Be Money Smart And Save With Gumtree This Christmas

If there's one thing this partnership with Gumtree South Africa has reminded me, it's that brand new doesn't always mean better. In fact there's often wisdom in buying second-hand because it means as parents, we are able to invest our hard earned cash where it really...

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I Choose Gratitude

Is it just me or has this felt like the longest year that, ironically has gone the fastest? I mean does that even make sense? What I mean is that it's been a busy, full and great year, but it's pretty much broken the speed of light! I just can't get over how every...

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The Power Of Hindsight

Do you ever feel like you are drowning in this whole parenting journey? Like as much as you try to get to grips with everything and be everything you can to your kids, you just keep dropping the ball and failing at the one thing you so desperately want to be doing so...

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Helping My Little Boy Deal With Heartache And Rejection

As moms we are faced with quite a profound degree of responsibility when it comes to raising our kids. For the most part, we are constantly trying to teach them to be kind, respectful, obedient and law-abiding little humans. There is not a single day that goes by...

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