Parenting

How to Get Your Life Back After Kids

How to Get Your Life Back After Kids

I’ve been writing a lot lately about making time for yourself. And being kind to yourself. Because the truth is that once we have kids, we can lose ourselves a bit. We get so wrapped up in caring for others, for husbands and children and pets and careers and homes that little old me always(…)

Correction: NOT Out of the Woods

Correction: NOT Out of the Woods

So you know I wrote recently that I was out of the woods? Well, I’m not. What was I thinking?! As I was writing that post I KNEW I was jinxing myself but I did it anyway. It’s like I actually haven’t learnt anything. You must not get all smug because then the Parenting Gods will(…)

I Believe the Children are our Future

I Believe the Children are our Future

Sponsored post “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way”.  Sound familiar? Those are Whitney Houston lyrics and we used to sing that song (The Greatest Love of All) in choir when I was in junior school. Of course, back then, it was just a pretty song with(…)

Two Dogs. Two Kids. Two Bicycles.

Two Dogs. Two Kids. Two Bicycles.

I’ve written inspirational blog posts before. Posted loving photos and crafted beautiful letters to my kids. But my parenting lately has not been like this. It has been made up of simple day-to-day survival – there haven’t been many shiny Instagram-worthy moments. I don’t know what my kids are going to eat for dinner each night, I(…)

Rachel’s Tinkerbell Party

Rachel’s Tinkerbell Party

I am not a good organiser of birthday parties. I get a bit anxious. Will people be bored? Will they be hungry? Will they be so disinterested that they’ll want to leave early? These are, I know, not rational thoughts. All kids really need is each other and a few sweets and they’ll have a(…)

Coming Out of the Woods

Coming Out of the Woods

I don’t know if I agree with this idiom because I quite like the woods generally. They’re shady. And quiet. And peaceful. But in terms of parenting, I do feel like it’s starting to get a little easier. This doesn’t mean I know it will be plain sailing from here. Far from it. It just means(…)

Johnson’s Baby Sense Seminars (+ Win Hampers)

Johnson’s Baby Sense Seminars (+ Win Hampers)

This giveaway is now closed and the winners were Adele Klusener and Lauren Henderson. Congrats! I loved being pregnant. I was one of those weird women who never got morning sickness, glowed with good health and felt as strong as an ox during both pregnancies. Yip, pregnancy I was very “good” at. Newborn babies? Not so much.(…)

Meet a Mom: Lauren

Meet a Mom: Lauren

I met Lauren at university where we both studied Business Science and then had the grand plan of going over to America to work on the ski slopes. Thinking back, this was quite ambitious of me, considering I came from a dusty farm and had only seen snow once in my life. We had such fun(…)

Save your Knees with Kneepal (and win)

Save your Knees with Kneepal (and win)

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners were Linnet Crow, Romona Moonsamy and Cirsten van den Heuvel – congrats!*** This is not something I knew I kneeded (LOL) before it came across my desk. When the kids’ bathtime came along every day at 5pm, I always just hunched over the bath on a folded up bathmat(…)

What Ben Says

What Ben Says

I wrote with much angst a few months ago that Ben was not really interested in talking. Well, as with many parenting concerns, my worries were unfounded because now the little man can talk a hind leg off a donkey. I love this stage of toddler speak. Of discovering the joy of language, of having the(…)