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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Finding My Personal Balance Is Vital To My Happiness + *WIN*

What I’ve come to realise in my many years of actively trying to live a balanced life is that everybody’s version of balance is different. For the Workaholic it could mean getting home earlier to spend time with the kids or meeting a friend after work for run. For the...

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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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I Took My Kids To School Today. When Does It Start Again?

So some of you may remember me having a bit of a moan about all the school admin we are expected to remember and how I seemed to be dropping the ball on more than a few occasions at the end of last term. Not big things, but things that feel big for little people no...

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How To Get Your Kids To Look After Their Teeth

Having a bigger age-gap between the boys and Hunter has been great on so many levels. With a four year gap between Brody and her, it’s meant we have all been able to really enjoy her and make the most of all those special first year milestones. I have loved that even...

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